When deciding on the next piece of equipment necessary for your business, a can crusher compactor may not be the first on your list.
However, if you are working in an industry that frequently uses paint drums and pails, tins or metal cans, a can crusher offers a vast array of benefits.
Depending on your industry circumstances, there are a number of can crusher options available: manual, semi-automatic and automatic.
Manual crushers are far more adept in a domestic environment as they only have the ability to crush one can or drum at a time. The process is conducted manually via a lever, which is pulled to crush the product down to around 1/6th of its original size.
Semi-automatic variations only differ from manual crushers in that multiple products can be placed into a disposal tray at once. However, the process remains the same as a manual alternative in that the cans can only be crushed individually via a lever.
Automatic can crushers are the most frequently used in commercial industries purely for their ability to crush cans automatically. This is usually achieved through a pneumatic engine with compresses the can with air pressure. There are also alternative automatic crushers that are able to compress materials of different shapes and size, although these can be of significant expense.
There are a significant number of benefits to owning an automatic can crusher in a commercial industry. Firstly, it allows for a far safer and smarter looking workplace. Far too frequently, stockpiled waste material is left until waste removal professionals arrive or they are taken to a waste recycling centre. Can crushers can immediately reduce the size of your waste, making the work place smarter and most importantly, safer.
Using a can crusher to reduce the capacity of waste materials also means cutting the expense of waste transport. Whether an outsourced company collects the waste or your business deposits their own at recycling centers, a can crusher means far fewer collections/deposits are required, saving valuable money and time.
If you are concerned that a can crusher for commercial use will require continual maintenance and cleaning, then cast your worries aside. Can crushers are extremely easy to clean and require no electrical maintenance. They don’t even require any training for use; they are one of the simplest machines available and can be used by practically anyone.
While the initial cost of purchasing a can crusher for industry use may seem expensive, its long-term benefits are immeasurable and will ensure cleaner, safer, wealthier workplace for all.
Amy Hallam, Marketing Manager at QCR.
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