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Epax Systems rotary compactors reduce waste volume by up to 80 percent

An Epax Systems ROPAX rotary compactor
An Epax Systems ROPAX rotary compactor Epax Systems

Epax Systems' Ropax rotary compactors compact recyclable material and waste where it is generated. These industrial-grade machines are built for use in warehouses and distribution centres, supermarkets, department stores, hospitals and medical facilities, hotels, function halls, conference centres, and anywhere a large amount of recyclable waste is created.

The rotary compactors use a rotating drum with metal teeth to tear, rip, shred, and compact a wide variety of items including cardboard boxes, fruit and vegetable crates, plastic waste, packing filler (polystyrene), and more. The compactors can reduce waste volume by up to 80 percent. As the drum rotates it swivels left and right while keeping items under constant pressure to ensure maximum compaction. 

Two models are available: bin pacers and bag packers. Bin packers compact waste directly into a 1.5 cubic yard steel container with casters. Built-in fork sleeves on containers facilitate easy collection through front-loading waste collection trucks. Bag packers compact and bale waste into large 370-gallon plastic bags that sit on a standard 48- by 40-inch pallet. When bags are full, they can easily be removed by a hand pallet jack and sealed to create a self-contained bale. 

Both systems utilize a pull-down mail-style feed opening. This design serves the dual purpose of keeping users a safe distance from the compaction drum while also providing a handy shelf from which to feed waste. Items can be fed continuously during the compaction process.

Ropax Roto-Compactors have a small footprint (not much larger than a pallet) so they require very little space and no structural alterations to facilities.

Company info

14641 Arminta Street
Panorama City, CA
US, 91402


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