So, this is a complicated thing. You have yourself a cloning machine.
Did you try to create a clone of Hermes? He will jump to his death.
There's the third shredder
It is broken and has a mattress. You would need to create three copies (controlled with the switch) of Hermes to save one! You only have ingredients for one. You can see it from the cauges at the factory floor.
You can find enough stuff for two Hermeses from the residence. Oil bottle, sack of beans and water cooler. Throw them into the funnel.