Horizontal Axis Crushers | PRAB
Health & Safety
The horizontal axis crusher provides off discharge to CNC machines which increases safety for operators by avoiding cutting of hands.
Low Maintenance
PRAB systems have the industry’s leading reputation as being dependable low-maintenance equipment with long service lives.
PRAB systems have the industry’s leading reputation as being dependable low-maintenance equipment with long service lives.
  • Reduces scrap volume up to 12X
  • Decreases transportation cost by reducing scrap volume
  • Cost-effective way to process all kinds of metal scrap
  • Increases CNC production

Reduce low volume turnings to flowable chips- at the source.

Continuous low volume metal scrap reduction at the source. Metal crushers are the economical solution for processing stringy and bulky turnings into flowable chips. This piece can be integrated into existing equipment or free-standing.

PRAB’s automated scrap removal systems are designed for volume reduction of metal turnings. The comprehensive focus on chip processing provides metalworking companies with an automated, safe and cost-effective way to process all kinds of metal scrap. The first step in this operation is to create flowable chips from metal turnings with scrap handling equipment.

The Horizontal Axis Crusher processes low volumes of stringy and bulky metal turnings. This scrap metal recycling equipment is typically mounted on a stand or heavy-duty cart which fits on the discharge of the conveyor off the machining center.

Advantages of the PRAB Horizontal Axis Crusher include:

  • Reduces scrap volume up to 12x
  • Increases CNC production
  • Decreases housekeeping
  • Reduces downtime on production floor
  • Improved safety by automating scrap handling
  • Low Maintenance
  • Covered by PRAB’s one-year warranty
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  • Economical design for continuous low-volume reduction
  • Engineered for on-site maintenance with easy access to wear parts for replacement
  • Low horsepower provides quiet performance
  • Two rotating cutting blades
  • Cutter/shaft assembly self feeds material
  • Hardened cutter rings
  • Motor/gear box with overload protection
  • Fixed, abrasion resistant discharge screen
  • Equipment stand and control panel


  • Integration with fluid reclamation or chip processing equipment
  • Feed Hoppers
  • Multiple size options

Nominal Capacity*


Motor Power

Net Weight

100-300 lbs/hr
(45-177 kg/hr)

3 ft X 3 ft
(1 m x 1 m)

2 HP

550 lbs
(249 kg)

*Capacity varies with different types of material. For accurate output figures please contact us.
*Feed hoppers are optional based on output.
*Available in multiple sizes to fit your application requirements.

PRAB’s Horizontal Axis Crusher Reduces Steel Turnings to Flowable Chips

PRAB’s horizontal axis crusher reduces steel turnings into flowable chips directly at the machining cell.


PRAB Steel Turnings – Horizontal Axis Crusher

PRAB’s horizontal axis crusher reduces the volume of long pieces of steel turnings into flowable chips.

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