Minneapolis, Minnesota: Kurt Manufacturing will exhibit its new 45 metric ton Chipmunk metal compactor briquettor at IMTS 2008. This new model, along with the recently introduced larger 125 metric ton model, are the most energy efficient, high output systems for compacting aluminum and steel/ductile iron chips.
Both Chipmunk models utilize a hydraulically driven infeed auger that separates most unwanted solids from chips prior to the compacting cycle. The Chipmunk system is designed with a unique mechanical kinetic energy drive, making it extremely energy efficient. In comparison to 50 hp and up for hydraulically driven compactor systems, the Chipmunk utilizes only a fraction of the power yet produces up to 50,000 PSI compaction force transforming metalworking chips into dense, dry pucks. These pucks are automatically discharged from chute to container ready for shipment to the recycler. A floor tray holds recovered coolant.
Both Chipmunk models deliver up to 8:1 compaction ratio and reclaim expensive cutting fluids. These Chipmunk systems compact both ferrous and non-ferrous chips into dense 3-1/2 x 1-1/4 inch briquettes. All Chipmunk models utilize minimal floor space (about the size of a small machining center) and eliminate the need for large areas required for scrap storage while increasing the value of scrap.
Additional operating features of both Chipmunk systems include: simple changeover from one chip material to another, programmable controls allow automated or manual operation, and low mounted hopper for fast and easy off-loading.
See and hear how Chipmunk can work for your manufacturing operation at IMTS ‚â€™08 September 8-13, McCormick Place, Lakeside Center East, Hall C, Booth #D4738.
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