Different types of recycling crushers

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Crushers are mechanical devices that are primarily designed for reducing the size of bulky waste into small, easily manageable and compact pieces. This process is usually done by using high pressure to reduce the volume of the waste material. This task can also be done by compressing the overall mass of the trash. However, the crusher is mostly used for breaking big objects into small pieces.

All kinds of crushers use some kind of force to complete the job. This force is an effective way of finishing the task of crushing large objects into smaller pieces that can be easily handled.

Crushing is a helpful technique that makes an unimaginable number of applications more convenient. Of all the different crushers, recycle crushing has become the most significant, out of which can crushers, drum crushers and glass crushers appear to be the most important.

Can Crushers
Can crushers are devices that crush aluminium cans in order to make them easier to store in the recycling bins. Though most of the recyclers do not require crushing cans, it might be required in case a person or company recycles a lot of cans at once. Can crushers provide extra space for storage by flattening multiple aluminium cans at once and by reducing their volume.

There was a time when hand and foot based can crushers were quite common among the recyclers. However, advances in technology have allowed electronic crushers to take over. The new crushers just require pulling down a lever and one or several cans can be crushed flat at the same time.

Drum Crushers
Drums are essentially the elder siblings of aluminium cans and are an important part of the present day industrial arena. Drums and barrels are often used for the transportation of oil, paint, and other such liquid substances. Drum crushers are innovative devices that make use of an 8:1 ratio for compacting the plastic or metal drums and barrels for reducing their volume by over 90%, thereby making them easily recyclable. Being large in size, drums and barrels can usually only be crushed once at a time, but there are some heavy-duty crushers that can deal with a couple of them at the same time.

Glass Crushers
Glass is one of the most recycled products in the modern world and crushing is the first step towards its recycling process. Through simple crushing and melting, even the smallest volume of glass can be converted into something new and productive. Glass crushers help the recyclers in the process of glass pulverization for converting any size of glass waste into small sizes of two inches or less.

These are only a few types of recycling crushers as the list of these helpful devices goes far beyond the picture portrayed above. Regardless of the type or size of crushers being used in the recycling process, they all contribute towards making the environment greener and cleaner.

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