Reduce metal turnings and bulky wads into shovel-grade chips with a vertical axis crusher.
The PRAB vertical axis metal crusher provides continuous, positive feed operation for high volume scrap reduction on the plant floor. Nested wads of metal turnings take up valuable floor space, are a safety hazard and have reduced scrap metal recycling value due to added processing costs. The PRAB vertical axis crusher is one of the most effective pieces of scrap metal processing equipment for quickly and safely creating flowable, thumbnail-sized chips from wads of turnings.
Turnings are fed into the crusher’s feed hopper either by self-dumping hoppers, a plant-wide conveyor system, or an automated dump system with standard barrels or chip carts. The crusher’s feed hopper housing -with fixed cast cutters and rotating cutter- then directs the material down into the fixed and rotating cutter rings, where the material is reduced to flowable thumbnail sized chips.
The exclusive, PRAB-designed solids ejector automatically discharges bar-ends. This critical component protects the scrap metal equipment from damage, virtually eliminates downtime from lodged parts, and maximizes labor allocations.
These crushers can be used as stand-alone units or as part of a larger chip processing or scrap removal system. Other volume reduction scrap metal equipment designed and manufactured by PRAB includes the Horizontal Axis Crusher and Shredder.
Advantages of the PRAB Vertical Axis Crusher include:
PRAB Vertical Axis Metal Crushers can be used as stand-alone units or as part of a larger chip processing and scrap metal recycling system. Other volume reduction scrap metal equipment designed and manufactured by PRAB includes the Horizontal Axis Crusher and Shredder.
PRAB Vertical crushers can be used as stand-alone units or as part of a larger chip processing, or scrap removal system. Other volume reduction scrap metal equipment designed and manufactured by PRAB includes the Horizontal Axis Crusher and Shredder.
Nominal Capacity* (steel)
54 in x 40 in
*Capacity varies depending on specific type of material. For accurate output figures please contact us to
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*Feed hoppers are required to facilitate loading (available in multiple sizes).
How PRAB Vertical Axis Crushers Work
Watch as PRAB design Engineer, Jack Huver, explains the design elements of this powerful scrap metal turnings crusher. See the PRAB Vertical Axis Crusher operate as it reduces a full 55 gallon drum of Aluminum metal turnings into flowable chips in seconds.
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PRAB’s vertical axis crusher reduces bushy wad of turnings to flowable chips and reduce downtime by automatic dumping into the vertical axis metal crushers
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