Precrushers are the ultimate industrial compactor machines. They crush a load within the machine before loading and compacting it again in the container. This process causes the material to be broken, condensed, and reformed to better fit into the container.
Precrushers from SP Industries, Inc. are heavy-duty compacting machines with crushing/compacting capacities upwards of 300 cu.yds/hour and compaction forces well over 160,000 pounds. However, many manufacturing and processing facilities do not need this level of volume and are forced to handle the refuse and reclaim materials they process in their end-stream operations. To address this, SP developed the PC-3001 through PC-6001 Single Cylinder Precrusher Series.
The PC-3001 through PC-6001 Single Cylinder Precrusher Series features the same footprint and processing controls as the max-duty heavy industrial models but with a more economical single-cylinder design tailored specifically for lighter duty waste streams with lower compaction force requirements.
Designed for lower volume industrial and smaller product destruction applications, the PC-3001, PC-4001, and PC-6001 can be operated in either precrusher or compactor-only mode. Up to eight precrush cycles can be programmed to allow maximum breakdown of materials that are difficult to compact. The compactor-only mode is used when reduced cycle time and/or increased throughput of refuse into the compaction container is desired. For all sizes in the new series, the seamlessly integrated unit design provides maximum strength and integrity. Most notably, the precrusher gate is not an “add-on” to a standard compactor. All units are constructed of AISI grade steel and structural steel reinforcements and meet or exceed current ANSI Z245.2 safety standards for compaction equipment.
The series is offered with three, four, or six cubic yard capacities. In compaction-only mode, the per hour volume capacity ranges from 179 cubic yards to 212 cubic yards. In precrushing mode, volume ranges from 135 cubic yards to 179 cubic yards. The clear top opening is approximately 48″ x 57″ on the smallest unit up to 88″ x 57″ on the largest model. All size units provide 69,300 pound normal and 88,000 pound maximum packing force. The remote hydraulic power unit included with each unit comes with a 100 gallon oil reservoir and a 30 GPM pump powered by a 25 HP 230/460 3 phase motor.
Like all SP Industries’ compactor/precrusher equipment, these systems are readily tailored to the specific environmental and installation requirements of the application, including appropriate loading platforms and ramps, hoppers, gates, chutes, and access panels. Accompanying waste material containers can also be fabricated to accommodate the desired means of transport, weight of compacted materials, and any other customer requirements.