Maximize Storage Space and Reduce Transportation Cost of Metal Scrap
The PRAB Vertical Axis Crusher (VAC II) 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 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.
VAC II Components
VAC II Operation
Metal turnings are fed into the VAC’s feed hopper (#1 above) which directs the material down into the crusher’s cast alloy hopper (#2 above). Fixed cast cutters (#3 above) and the rotating feeder arm (#4 above) reduce the turnings to small pieces. Final crushing is done as the material passes between the fixed cutter ring and the rotating cutter ring (#5 above).
VAC II Automatic Solids Ejection Feature
Under normal operation the solids ejector is closed. When an occasional solid is encountered, the ejector snaps open allowing the solid to be discharged. The ejector automatically closes for continued operation.