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Compactor Types & Functions

Stationary Compactor TypesStationary Compactors

Stationary compactors are bolted or welded to a permanent surface and used to pack waste material into a compaction container or trailer. Once full, the receiver container is hauled to a landfill to be emptied. Stationary compactors are available in several design grades:

Industrial

  • Industrial CompactorsRecommended for installations requiring one pull per day or more
  • Waste materials are typically larger and heavier such as packaging material, wooden skids and crates, and scrap process material
  • 3 models range in capacity from 2 to 4 cu.yds.
  • Typical installations include industrial manufacturing plants, institutional facilities, high volume retail outlets and warehouses, and facilities generating purely corrugated material

Commercial

  • Commercial CompactorsRecommended for installations with lighter weight, low volume waste handling requiring one pull per week or less
  • 12 models range in capacity from under 2 cu.yds. up to 6 cu.yds.
  • Typical installations include retail outlets, grocery stores, business offices, hotels, warehouses and light industrial plants

Precrushers

Precrushers are a specialized stationary compactor unit used in conjunction with an industrial or heavy duty industrial compactor.

  • Recommended for installations processing large volumes of bulky and difficult to compact dry waste materials such as barrels, crates, cable spools, appliances, scrap steel, etc. or wet wastes including recyclables, pulp/paper, food processing and packaging, etc.
  • Precrushers break down waste materials inside an extremely powerful and heavy duty compaction chamber before it is loaded into the primary compactor. This precrushing greatly increases the volume of material that will fit into the container
  • 5 dry waste and 11 wet waste models range in capacity from 3 to 9 cu.yds.

Precrushers

The precrusher gate mechanism is an integral part of the precrusher unit and NOT an add-on feature to a stationary compactor. Due to the tremendous forces generated, the integrity of the equipment and the safety of the operator is questionable when the precrusher gate is designed as an add-on feature to a compactor

Wet Waste Precrushers

An effective dewatering precrusher system presses the wet waste against a steel barrier not against previously processed material. Extracted liquids are channeled to a collection system for disposal or additional processing for reuse or sale.

Heavy Duty Industrial

  • Recommended for installations requiring one pull per day or more
  • Extra heavy duty construction and dual cylinder rams provide long life performance and maximum payloads for larger/heavier waste materials such as packaging material, wooden skids and crates, and scrap process material
  • 13 models range in capacity from 2 to 13 cu.yds.
  • Typical installations include industrial manufacturing plants, institutional facilities, high volume retail outlets and warehouses, and facilities generating purely recyclable material

Hydraulic Oil-Free Compactors

Hydraulic Oil-Free CompactorsEM Series electromechanical compactors utilize powerful electric motor driven rams in place of hydraulic cylinders. EM compactors are ideal for facilities desiring the very best solution in the industry for "clean compaction". Hydraulic fluid free operation also simplifies system complexity (no pumps, no hoses, no check valves, no potential leaks), saves workspace, provides easier, safer, cleaner operation, and an environmentally-improved approach to compacting.

Transfer Stations

Transfer stations provide a more cost effective method of handling wastes for municipalities where landfills are several miles away or where curbside pick-up is not available.

Transfer Station Compactors

  • Transfer stations provide a gathering point for solid waste, enabling waste to be condensed and transferred to high volume trailers for transportation to the landfill
  • Ideal compactor size is determined by a number of factors including volume of waste; typical generation points, residential, commercial, or industrial; the abundance of large bulky items, and the receiving container or trailer.
  • 7 models range in capacity from 3 to 13 cu.yds.

Self-Contained Compactors

Self-Contained CompactorsA self-contained compactor is designed to handle high volume liquid applications. The compactor is permanently attached to the container and mounted on its understructure. When the container is full, the entire unit is loaded onto a roll-off hoist truck for transportation to the landfill.

The volume of liquid that can be held is determined by the height of the sump on the compactor and the quality of the seal on the container door. Note: roll-off hoist trucks use a variety of designs to load and secure the containers for transportation. The understructure of the self-contained compactor must match the hauler's truck system. Consult the hauler for the correct understructure before ordering the compaction equipment.