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.
“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.