Health & Safety
The vertical axis crusher reduces bundles of turnings to shovel grade chips for easy transport and reduced contact of sharp scrap edges with operators.
Low Maintenance
The vertical axis crusher maximizes labor allocation by providing continuous, positive feed operation and automatically removes occasional solids to prevent equipment damage.
Heavy-Duty
PRAB Systems are built tough to withstand the harsh conditions and materials moved in the metalworking industry.
Value
  • Reduces haul-away costs
  • Increases scrap value
  • Minimizes storage space
  • Prevent equipment damage by removing occasional solids
  • Increase efficiency in reclaiming cutting fluids
  • Maximizes labor allocation

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:

  • Maximized storage space
  • Reduced transportation costs
  • Reduced scrap volume up to a 6:1 ratio
  • Prevents equipment damage by removing occasional solids
  • Increases efficiency in reclaiming cutting fluids
  • Reduces housekeeping maintenance
  • Maximizes labor allocations
  • Improves efficiency of downstream equipment such as wringer or briquetting equipment
Performantee | Prab.com

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.

Features

  • Continuous, positive feed operation for high volume reduction
  • Stand alone or part of a larger processing system
  • Fixed and rotating cutting rings for final crushing
  • EXCLUSIVE Discharge Chute and Solids ejector for automatically discharging bar-ends
  • Rotating feeder arm with hardened steel cutter
  • AR feed hopper and cast alloy crusher hopper
  • Stationary, fixed and rotating cutters are all rebuildable
  • Heavy duty friction clutch drive assembly with cogged belt drive

Options

  • Centrifuge (wringer) or briquetter equipment to separate fluids from solids
  • Automated storage and load out systems
  • Conveyor feed or automated dump feed
  • Chip carts
  • Auto lube systems for automatic greasing of bearings.
 
 
Top View of the PRAB Vertical Axis Crushers | Prab.com

 

Auto Lube Systems Close Up | Prab.com

Auto lube systems are designed to automatically supply a small quantity of clean grease or oil to bearings on a regular basis-improving bearing performance and eliminating maintenance required for manual greasing.

Auto Lube Systems On Crusher | Prab.com

PRAB Crusher with two auto lube systems on side panel.

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)

Footprint

Motor Power

Net Weight

1-2 tons/hr
(907-1.814 kg/hr)

54 in x 40 in
(1.4 m x 1 m)

20HP

3,000 lbs
(1.360kg)

*Capacity varies depending on specific type of material. For accurate output figures please contact us to
ask for a FREE test drive.
*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.

 

PRAB Steel Turnings – Vertical Axis Crusher

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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