Drum Crushers - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is a Drum Crusher?

A Drum crusher also called barrel compactor is a machine built to crush metal drums.

2. What are the minimum requirements for an acceptable drum crusher?

An acceptable drum crusher needs at least 60,000 lb crushing force, 5 inches cilinder bore diameter, 3 inches cilinder solid steel push rod diameter and 5 hp hydraulic pump to crush empty 55 gallon steel drums down to 3 inches height.

3. What is the difference between a Commercial Drum Crushers and Industrial Drum Crushers?

  • Commercial Drum Crushers can crush up several hundred drums in a day down to 3 inches depending on the gauge steel of the drum. Commercial drum crushers are the most standard drum crushers in the market.
  • Industrial drum crushers can crush drums and/or pack drums on a continuous basis. Many of our clients that run facilities 24 hours have crushed up to 1400 drums per day. Industrial drum crushers models have the options to enlarge the chamber allowing to crush 110 gallon salvage or overpak drums as well as compacting waste inside of the drums.

4. What are the most important characteristics and features to determine the efficiency and performance of a drum crusher?

The efficiency of drum crushers depends of the following features ordered by importance:

  • Crushing Cylinder Bore Diameter
  • Solid Steel Push Rod Diameter
  • Engine Horse Power
  • Hydraulic Oil Tank Capacity

5. Do you deliver drum crushers outside the United States?

Yes, we do. We provide worldwide distribution.

6. Do you provide equipment with international electrical requirements and OSHA compliance?

Yes, we cover all national and international standards for electrical wiring and safety requirements. All our drum crushers are OSHA compliance

7. What is OSHA?

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.

8. How do you ensure OSHA compliance?

Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable OSHA standards. Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment. Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards.

9. How long is your company in business?

We are in business for over 25 years. Please visit our company page for more information.

10. Can we visit your facility for a demo or presentation?

Yes, you can. Please contact our company to schedule a visit.

11. Do you have representatives in other parts of the world?

We sell directly to our clients. We provide worldwide distribution. For Latin America please contact our Latin America Sales Representative.

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