The Mk2 range of Balcan Vial Crushers, both manual & pneumatic, are fitted with a unique adjustable breaking chamber, allowing the models to accept, crush and empty a variety of glass containers from 1ml (8mm diameter) A/S vials up to 100ml sizes.
Intended to handle containers which, due to their contents, should not be disposed of whole, an adjustable breaking chamber ensures that none will pass through unbroken once correctly set. Nor will it become clogged or jammed (particularly in the case of very small sizes) with plastic, rubber or metal closures.
The merit of this style of chamber is that once set correctly, minimal effort is required to crush everything.
The machine is fitted with an eccentrically mounted roller that is oscillated to give a crushing action during its forward sweep, when at the same time deforming and passing over metal, plastic and rubber closures that cannot be broken. The backward action then sweeps these together with the crushed debris.
The crushing action does not pulverise the glass, instead breaking it into pieces from which liquid drains more cleanly and quickly, therefore ensuring maximum drainage.
Once crushed, the debris, together with liquids, discharges into the drawer fitted directly underneath and from where a spout allows liquids to be drained and collected for separate disposal.