The Enviropactor™ system is flexible and can be adapted for application in all urban and rural situations. Ninety per cent of used beverage containers (UBC), glass & steel excepted, can be easily compacted at point of pick-up and KC Sargent Sales has developed the Enviropactor™ for this purpose.
Compaction occurs in 2 stages: vertically, fixed at a 2:1 ratio, and horizontally, variable for up to a further 2:1 depending on back pressure created by the preceding bag. Compacted tote bags are secured by 2 wire ties. The Enviropactor™ can achieve a maximum compression rate of up to 4:1.
The Enviropactor™, which is easily installed in a conventional transport trailer, is powered hydraulically and controlled by a 12 volt PLC.
Full bags (except glass and steel) weighing up to 60lb, are side loaded. The loading chamber is closed with a steel door and the automatic cycle started. Totes of glass or steel are loaded conventionally using a pallet jack.
While the machine cycles (approx. 30 seconds) the operator is free to fetch more product. Compacted bags are pushed towards the front of the trailer for later stacking.