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News 101 Guide: Proper Selection of Industrial plastic crushers

101 Guide: Proper Selection of Industrial plastic crushers

October 23, 2020     News

Plastic crusher is mainly applicable for breaking down solid plastic so that the waste plastic can be easily and efficiently recycled without any inconveniences or unwanted hazards. Waste plastic materials include purgings, sprue, gates, reject.

Other than used for secondary size reduction, they’re also utilized to crush and clean material if add a water sprinkler system.

In this article, we show you how to choose plastic crushers.

1. How to Feed

There 3 ways of feed a crusher by hands, by conveyor and by forklift.

The latter 2 options concern machines so they can transport heavy materials in a bulk. Still, take special care of no metal can mix with the infeed materials.

Manual feed is direct and simple. With manual inspection, infeed materials usually can be sorted out metals. However, unlike machines, humans cannot lift heavy objects.

how to choose plastic crushrer

2. What are your materials?

Usually, a crusher cannot process metal-inclusive materials. Pure plastic and wood are ideal materials for plastic crusher. In some rare cases, hard plastics like PA(nylon) are too hard for a standard crusher. This requires a special rotor. Plastic film roll and raffia are not directly process by crusher, because they significantly decrease crusher output.

3. Output Size

Screen opening size determines output size. In general, the output size is around 10-12mm. If you want smaller, go for a plastic pulverized, which can further size reduce to 1-5mm.

For film and hard plastics, Wiscon offers a unique design. For other general plastics, a standard screen is sufficient.

plastic regrind from plastic crusher

4. How to Collect

Cyclone collection or conveyor? If your end products contain excessive powder, cyclone removes the powder and collect regrind. A metal detector in between crusher and cyclone can remove metals.

A conveyor is rarely used unless a second crushing is required.

Some other points regarding choosing a plastic crusher

Can crusher deal with the biggest lump size of this infeed substance?

Is your machine constructed with high-quality workmanship and materials?

Can the device’s functioning mechanism manage the properties of this substance: i.e. corrosive, hard, soft, abrasive?

Does the crusher need a conveyor?

Does it create excessive powder?

Can it be appropriate for your working conditions and temperature?

Can the device meet the need for the simplicity of maintenance and inside accessibility?

Conveyed, dropped or manually tossed?

Can the crusher fit the link settings?

Run with minimal vibration or noise?

How is the substance be transport and fed?

Are skilled field service and client services available from the provider?

Can the crusher create the output size required?

How to Choose Plastic Crusher Conclusion

In conclusion, plastic crusher model selection involves the ways of feed and collect materials, capacity, material composition and output size. How to choose a plastic crusher is not a challenge. All customers can follow this guideline to select an ideal machine for plastic recycling.


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