Compactor

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A compactor is a machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of waste material or soil through compaction. A trash compactor is often used by homes and businesses to reduce the volume of trash.

Normally powered by hydraulics, compactors take many shapes and sizes. In landfill sites for example, a large bulldozer with spiked wheels called a landfill compactor is used to drive over waste deposited by waste collection vehicles (WCVs).

WCVs themselves incorporate a compacting mechanism which is used to increase the payload of the vehicle and reduce the number of times it has to empty. This usually takes the form of hydraulically-powered sliding plates which sweep out the collection hopper and compress the material into what has already been loaded.

Different compactors are used in scrap metal processing, the most familiar being the car crusher. Such devices can either be of the "pancake" type, where a scrap automobile is flattened by a huge descending hydraulically-powered plate. The other type is the baling press, where the automobile is compressed from several directions until it resembles a large cube.

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  • Inovasi kakitangan kastam
    Kuala Lumpur: Dalam tempoh seminit 24 tin minuman keras 'dibersihkan' dan dimampatkan. Itu dapat dilakukan hasil penggunaan mesin yang direka khas Unit Inovasi Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JKDMWPKL) yang dinamakan Compactor. Penolong Kanan Pengarah Kastam II Bahagian Penguatkuasaan JKDMWPKL Rosli Mohd Suri berkata, sejak Read more on this news related to 'Compactor'
  • Compactor tool stolen from Newark Shopping Center
    An expensive piece of equipment was taken from a fenced-in construction area behind the Newark Shopping Center over the weekend, police say. Read more on this news related to 'Compactor'
  • Charlotte County gets solar paneled trash compactor
     "Big Belly" which is a solar paneled trash compactor, came on board a couple weeks ago. It gives residents a little more capacity in high traffic areas. Read more on this news related to 'Compactor'

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