Air powered oil filter crushers are simple, safe, and user friendly devices that deliver multiple returns on investment. They improve preventative safety, protect business assets, enhance the work environment, and can even help generate small profits in certain circumstances.
The function of the device is simple enough. Featuring a safety interlock door system and an all steel construction, it does its job without the help of any external power source or internal motor. Using a pneumatic air pump, it crushes a used oil filter or empty one-gallon oil can to 20 percent of its original size. During the flattening process, up to 95 percent of the oil is drained from the container.
Air powered oil filter crushers are found in many different manufacturing and warehousing operations. Essentially, any facility that requires lubricating machinery with oil will eventually need to dispose of the cans and filters. In today’s world, most organizations are aware of the need for scrap metal recycling. It is far more environmentally friendly and cost effective than standard land fill disposal.
However, government regulations classify oil filters as hazardous waste materials because they contain enough residual oil to be toxic to the environment and useless to standard recycling operations. Expensive disposal fees are levied on facilities that need to get rid of these filters and cans. Even higher penalty fees are levied on those who try to cut corners and get around them.
However, when air powered oil filter crushers are used to extract this oil, containers are no longer classified as hazardous waste. It can then be sent to the recycling plant along with other forms of scrap metal. In some cases this can even pay company money back if there is sufficient metal to recycle.
The elimination of disposal fees, penalty fees, and possible recycling paybacks represent clear and quantifiable ROI. There are also other benefits which may not be as easy to financially quantify in hard numbers that nevertheless both save a company money and make a company money.
The improvement of safety is one of the most important money savers a facility can consider. Injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and slip hazards are notorious for producing some of the ugliest injuries in a plant. With an air powered oil filter crusher, excess oil is safely drained, contained, and kept off the floor.
Another benefit to overall process flow is space consolidation. It is much better to use factory or warehouse space for money making activities rather than the storage of used containers and hazardous materials. Air powered oil filter crushers turn used containers into flattened scrap metal that is easy to stack out of the way in the corner until it is time to take them to recycling.
Improved space management and safety make operations smoother and improve morale. When workers feel better about their environment, and when things are in the places where they belong, everything goes more smoothly according to schedule. Profit margins often increase as a result of this.
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