Hopkins, Michigan-based SP Industries has introduced the new PC-3001 through PC-6001 Precrusher Series for manufacturing and processing facilities that don’t require the heavy-duty compacting equipment the company offers. 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 to lighter-duty waste streams with lower compaction force requirements, SP says.
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, SP says. 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, according to the manufacturer. Most notably, the precrusher gate is not an “add-on” to a standard compactor. All units are constructed of AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) grade steel and structural steel reinforcements. All units meet or exceed current ANSI Z245.2 safety standards for compaction equipment, SP says.
The series is offered with 3-, 4- or 6-cubic-yard capacities. In compaction-only mode, the hourly 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 inches by 57 inches on the largest model, the company says. 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-gallons-per-minute pump powered by a 25-horsepwer 230/460 3 phase motor.
SP Industries says these systems can be 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 also can be fabricated to accommodate the desired means of transport, weight of compacted materials and any other customer requirements.