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Bottle Breaker

The Thetford International Bottle Breaker was conceived and designed to control the destruction of glass bottles in a simple, safe and straightforward process. The industrial-quality machine offers many applications for economical and safe solutions to glass bottle disposal problems.

For example, contaminated products, mis-labelled products, sell-by date expired products, returns, overruns, overfills and under fills may all need to be disposed of under various circumstances.

The machine essentially consists of a rotor mounted in a destruction chamber with a feed hopper and discharge curtain. It is designed to be the central operating unit of a total waste product collection and glass recovery system.

Bottle breaker key options include:

  • Glass containers down to 45mm diameter can be 100% destroyed
  • Constructed from high strength steel
  • Noise reducing acoustic panels
  • Automated conveyor feed

Key features of a bottle breaker

The technical specifications of the bottle breaker are based around a Destruction Chamber fabricated from heavy wall high strength steel, which is welded and bolted for easy replacement or repair. The rotor is fitted with high tensile steel scroll winders and profiled agitating fingers which are all mounted on heavy-duty steel section.

The drive is supplied by an electric motor through a reduction gearbox and acoustic panels are utilised for maximum noise reduction and are fitted as standard. An anti-jamming vibration unit also contributes to a quieter operation.

Fail safe and auto reverse options all comply to E.C Declaration of Conformity and all Thetford International equipment complies with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).

Why businesses need a bottle breaker

Glass is an important material when it comes to recycling, and recent developments in glass manufacturing processes mean that even more materials can be used again than ever before.

Any business that uses glass as a raw material resource can benefit from safe and straightforward destruction processes which can play their part in an overall disposal regime.

A bottle breaker will also reduce the size of waste materials and the storage space they take up prior to further disposal.

Environmental benefits of bottle breakers

There are many environmental benefits associated with a bottle breaker. Primarily the involvement in a recycling chain can bring positive impacts to both business practice and the wider community, as anything that adds to a smoother and more efficient waste disposal service is by definition eco-friendly.

Boosting green credentials is an essential commercial concern in today's marketplace and plays an important role in the day to day running of any business.

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