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Here's my idea for an electric motor driven (instead of air or hydraulic) can crusher.  It uses a gear force multiplier to increase the crushing force supplied by an electric motor.
 
Here's my idea for an electric motor driven (instead of air or hydraulic) can crusher.  It uses a gear force multiplier to increase the crushing force supplied by an electric motor.
  
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[[File:CanCrusherSketchup.png|640px|Sketchup sketch]]
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Here's my drawings I did in Inkscape to feed to the laser cutter for the gears, gearbox, and motor mount.
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[[File:WindowGearMount.svg|640px|LASER food!]]
  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:24, 14 March 2013

Creator:
ramgarden
Status:
Design Phase
Born On:
14:43, 28 December 2011 (CST)
Last Updated:
23:24, 14 March 2013 (CDT)

Overview

Tired of stomping your cans to make more fit in the recycle bin? Pulling down on a manual crusher just isn't quite easy enough and takes too long if you have a whole bag of cans brought in that needs crushing. That's why you need a pneumatic auto-crusher that crushes the can with 300 lbs. of force and auto-ejects them down into the bin! Or some kind of machine with a big hopper on top that you can just dump all the cans in at once, walk away, and have a bin full of individually crushed cans when you get back from doing more important work!

Here are some examples of how this might work:

Can Crusher Video Examples Playlist

Here's my idea for an electric motor driven (instead of air or hydraulic) can crusher. It uses a gear force multiplier to increase the crushing force supplied by an electric motor.

Sketchup sketch


Here's my drawings I did in Inkscape to feed to the laser cutter for the gears, gearbox, and motor mount.

LASER food!