Plastic crushing machines are a common sight in factories and other warehousing facilities.
These machines have a simple job to do, that is to crush plastic items into powder. The material they crush into powder is known as polystyrene or SP (specifically used in bottles) and the crushed plastic is then drained off to the drainage system. The machine leaves the finished product at a low moisture level to prevent any damage to the plastic. These are not your traditional industrial shredders, these crushes do not make paper like your typical industrial shredder would.
Plastic crushing machines are generally made from either cast aluminum or steel. They can be powered electrically or with gasoline. The electric versions are generally better suited for smaller operations while the gas powered versions are better suited to larger operations. There are also crushing machines out there that are called plastic die cutters and will cut plastic foam shrink wrap. These plastic crushing machines are a bit more expensive but are more suited for large scale operations.
Plastic crunchers can do a lot of different jobs. They can preform items as well as cutting them. Some machines will even change shape or lay on top of items as the user desires. They can also crush tubes and tubing. If you own a small to mid-size plastic manufacturing company, these machines are probably one of your best investments.
Plastic can be used for a variety of things. In fact, plastic is so versatile that it has become the building material for everything from tennis courts to skateboards. It is also used in a variety of packaging methods. Some companies use it to manufacture lunch bags, while others use it as wrapping material for household items. In the past, plastic was used to create everything from parts to gears to furniture.
Plastic crushing machines come in a variety of sizes. The most basic models will perform two tasks, crushing and suctioning. A larger model, like the Universal Consumer Unit (UCP), will perform three functions. UCPs can be found in the middle of the price range and will likely perform all three functions, suctioning, crush and shredding.