A can crusher for axially crushing an empty can of the type having
a recessed top and bottom and a pour hole in the top, the pour hole
appearing when the tab is removed to empty the can. The present
invention comprises first and second members having a hinge at one
end for connecting the members in a hinged fashion. One of the members
comprises a protrusion arranged for engaging the can bottom, preferably
by protruding into the recessed bottom of the can. The other member
comprises a pour hole protrusion for engaging the top of the can
by protruding into the pour hole. The two protrusions are positioned
on the respective members so that the can may be retained between
the two members as the can is axially crushed by moving the unhinged
ends of the members toward one another.
A grape crusher and de-stemmer comprising a drum (5) having a spiral
rotor blade (8) eccentrically mounted in the drum to have a greater
clearance at the top and at the bottom. The drum is perforated with
perforations (1819) and means are provided for rotating the rotor
at high speed to remove the berries from the stalks and to split
the berries so that the juice may be extracted.
An inertia cone crusher having a shell installed via elastic shock-absorbers
on a base is provided with a crushing bowl, and a breaking head
having a shaft mounted on a spherical support. An out-of-balance
unit formed as a bearing bush is provided with an out-of-balance
weight and a carrier disc and is installed on the shaft of the breaking
head. A rod for mounting the out-of-balance unit on the breaking
head has its lower end installed on the bearing bush. The upper
end of the rod is installed in a bore of the shaft shank with a
mounting clearance with respect to the rod end face and the out-of-balance
unit is liftable and fixable in its upper position.
A mobile vehicle for crushing scrap metal, especially for flattening
car body shells, has a crusher jaw mechanism (11) carried ahead
of a generally conventional vehicle body (12). The jaw includes
a press plate (55) above a platform (31). The car body shell (90)
is loaded on to the platform by advancing the vehicle towards the
body shell and driving the platform under the shell, and is then
crushed between the press plate and the platform. The jaw mechanism
may be carried on an arm or arms (13) which can be raised and lowered.
Side plates (32) and a rear gate (80) may be provided on the crusher
jaw mechanism to contain light scrap. The jaws may be tiltable,
and may be provided with front fork tines (71) to act as an entry
ramp and for manipulating the body shells before and after flattening.