Metcalfe crushes competition with bottle breaker

Metcalfe has strengthened its product portfolio by launching a Bottle Disintegration Unit (BDU), which it claims can reduce the volume of glass bottle waste that operators handle by as much as 85%.

The BDU makes light work of beer, wine and spirit bottles up to 100mm in diameter and 355mm in height and in doing so offers a dramatic reduction in waste management costs. With fewer empties, operators are afforded more stock space and a cleaner environment.

The unit crushes a bottle in a matter of seconds and can fit under a bar or counter.

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“The 15L waste container holds approximately 20kg when full and is accessible for emptying by opening the front door,” says Neil Richards, managing director of Metcalfe. “There is a multi-level baffle system on the feed chute and a gasket seal to maximize glass containment whilst the unit shuts down and a red indicator light is illuminated if the front access door is open, the container is not in place, or if the container is full.”

While crushing glass is perceived as a noisy business, the BDU is no louder than a standard blender when it is in operation.

A green indicator light identifies when the unit is running and a safety interlock switch is included to ensure safe operation.

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