New Compactor Targets Lighter Use
SP Industries’ Precrushers are heavy-duty compacting machines with crushing/compacting capacities upwards of 300 cu.yds/hour and compaction forces well over 160,000 lbs. However, many manufacturing and processing facilities don’t need this level of volume and force to handle the refuse and reclaim materials they process in their end-stream operations. To address this need, SP Industries developed the new PC-3001 through PC-6001 Precrusher Series. This new series features the same footprint and processing controls as the company’s max-duty heavy industrial models 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, as is frequently done by others in the industry. All units are constructed of AISI grade steel and structural steel reinforcements. All units meet or exceed current ANSI Z245.2 safety standards for compaction equipment.
The series is offered with 3, 4 or 6 cubic yard capacities. In compaction-only mode, the per hour volume capacity ranges from 179 to 212 cubic yards. In precrushing mode, volume ranges from 135 to 179 cubic yards. The clear top opening is approximately 48 inches by 57 inches on the smallest unit up to 88 x 57 inches on the largest model. All size units provide 69,300 lb. normal and 88,000 lb. 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.