Trash compactors are used in the waste reduction and garbage removal industries to compact waste material and scraps for easier transportation and handling, and better space efficiency. Also known as garbage compactors, or waste compactors, trash compactors are able to reduce the volume of waste materials by up to 75%, saving space in landfills and reducing the costs of storing and removing trash. Industries such as food processing, hospitality, retail and consumer, material handling and pharmaceutical benefit from trash compacting either in reducing waste volume for landfill disposal, or in preparing trash for recycling.
Trash compactors, or industrial compactors, are used to crush, flatten and compress cans, bottles, fibrous materials, food products, paper etc. Most waste materials can be handled safely in a trash compactor; however aerosol cans, batteries, flammable or explosive materials and poisonous materials should be disposed of in approved ways. Trash compactors can be designed to process dry and solid waste, or manufactured with extraction capabilities for food products or other trash items that may contain residual liquids. Residential trash compactors are smaller and used for household waste, whereas many garbage collection trucks have trash compactors on board to conserve space when transporting garbage to landfills. Warehouses, manufacturing facilities, medical centers, hotels etc. all use compactors on their premises. As trash is produced, it is compacted and readied for disposal or recycling.
There are three main components to a basic trash compactor: a trash container, a motor and a flat steel press. The motor has to exert a great amount of pressure and is typically powered by a hydraulic system which minimizes heat production and reduces energy loss. During the compaction process, the waste materials and trash are placed in the container and the steel press is lowered onto it with great force. The pressure results in the compression of the materials into a smaller volume. When the pressure measures a set point and the trash can be no further compressed, the motor reverts to its original position, allowing the compacted trash to be removed, either manually or by an automated system. Commercial trash compactors typically use bins or bags to store the newly compressed materials, while industrial compactors and industrial balers produce bales of compressed waste. Trash compactors will continue to play a role in the process of reducing the carbon footprint of industrial activity. They reduce the frequency of waste removal, minimize the potential for overflowing waste and contaminants, provide more hygienic environments and improve facility maintenance.
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. is a world class designer and manufacturer of industrial shredders and size reduction systems. Our compactors make it easy for you to quickly and efficiently reduce waste and create compact waste material for easier transportation. The culture at SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. is one of innovation and motivated by continually asking, what needs shredding? Customers get custom tailored systems with many design benefits to solve all their unique shredding needs.
Our company has been successful for over 30 years in designing and manufacturing low-speed, high-torque industrial shredders and size reduction systems for solid waste recycling and scrap shredding applications. Our single rotor, two-shaft, or four-shaft rotors are used in a variety of industries such as municipal, government, hazardous waste cleanup sites, industrial, incineration sites, medical waste, tires, and more. Our shredders are able to process solid and hazardous waste, tires, scarp metals, plastics, demolitions debris, and electronic scrap. Our company`s M160 shredder is one of the world`s most powerful shredders and is used in the world`s largest incineration facility in Singapore. Some of our company`s shredders are used to process the organic hazardous waste for all of Norway.
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. is always extending the limits of size reduction. Our manufacturing site has in-house engineering and design services, state of the art production facilities, on-site demonstration testing, and parts and service to support long term customer relationships. We want our customer`s to be well informed and believe that makes for satisfied customers. Our application specialists will work with customers to find the right solutions for all their unique shredding needs. Call SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. or visit our website today for more information!
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