An automatic, hydraulically operated ram compactor using the extrusion principle to shear, crush and compact most types of domestic refuse and garbage. Operating at pressures around 40,000 lbs., the machine compacts refuse down to at least 25% of its original volume (4:1) ; packaging it directly into specially adapted containers.
Under maximum operating conditions the Harpac H250 will disinfect, compact and package in excess of 750 KGs per hour of typical domestic or other refuse.
The compaction chamber has a capacity of 0.35m3 with a machine cycle time of around 40 seconds giving a theoretical compaction volume of 30m3/hour. Though the machine rarely hits its full theoretical operating capacity, it does have sufficient capacity to meet wide load variances.
A photoelectric beam is broken by the refuse, which commences the machines automatic cycle. The refuse is disinfected and forced between heavy steel restrictors to produce compaction. The compacted refuse is then extruded into a steel 1100l compaction container.