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5 Glass Crushers to Accelerate Your Glass Recycling

Author : Jordan Last Updated :

Glass is one of the commonly used materials in people's production and daily life. It is widely used in construction, chemical, medical, automotive, engineering, instrumentation, and other industries.

Waste glass is on the rise due to the popularization of glass. Meanwhile, the recycling of glass waste reduces the discharge of garbage, achieves the goal of environmental protection, and brings good benefits for investment users.

Glass recycling

Manual glass recycling is costly and not conducive to your health, so a glass crusher becomes your optimal choice.

The glass crusher can process various waste glass such as glass pieces, glass bottles, automobile glass, bulletproof glass, industrial glass tubes, ceramics, bricks, paint, and other glass products into various size grades of pebbles,glass sand, powder, etc.

Recycled glass is crushed into different size grades.

There are five types of glass crushers: jaw crusher, hammer crusher, roll crusher, impact crusher, and compound crusher.

Starting from the above five types of glass crushers, this article will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these glass crushing machines to help you choose the suitable glass crusher.

1. Glass jaw crusher

A glass jaw crusher is ideal for bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, recycling centers, holiday parks, and sports clubs.

Glass jaw crusher

Ftmmachinery specially designed various large, medium, and small glass crushers. Every hour it can crush more than 1, 500 bottles, with volume reductions of up to 80%.

Glass jaw crusher price: $1, 000 Get Latest Price

Advantages of glass jaw crusher

Function Small footprint, large inlet, and adjustable outlet, safe and easy to operate.

Crushing performance It has a deep crushing cavity, a large crushing ratio, and a wide range of applications, thus glass with different hardness like beer bottles and car glass windows can be crushed by squeezing, grinding and other methods.

Safety A semi-closed vertical curtain at the feeding port is designed to prevent the splash of crushed glass and play the role of noise reduction and dustproof sealing.

Capacity It is a highly productive glass crusher with a capacity of 1 to 2, 200 tons per hour. And it has a complete series of models to meet the different needs of users.

Disadvantages of glass jaw crusher

The vulnerable jaw plate surface will directly affect the crushing work as soon as the machine starts running. Therefore, the operator should monitor the jaw plate status in time to control the discharge size within the specified range.

Main parameters of glass jaw crusher

Type Model Max. feed size (mm) Discharging range (mm) Capacity (t/h) Glass bottles per hour
Primary crushing PE-150×250 125 10-40 1-3 1, 500-5, 000
PE-200×300 180 15-50 2-6 3, 000-10, 000
Secondary crushing PEX-150×750 120 18-48 8-25 8, 000-40, 000
PEX-250×750 210 25-60 13-35 12, 000-55, 000

2. Glass hammer crusher

A glass hammer crusher is the best machine for making glass sand. Anyone can easily and quickly crush glass bottles into sand, no matter what colors bottles are.

Glass hammer crusher

Glass hammer crusher price: $976 Get Latest Price

Advantages of glass hammer crusher

Function One-time crushing without secondary crushing and shaping process. The discharging particle size is small, uniform, and cubic with less over-crushing. This glass sand is one of the best aggregates.

Design Glass is easily crushed by the impact force of the high-speed hammerhead. Thus the hammerhead should have a strong wear resistance. Ftmmachinery Hammer Crusher can exactly meet this standard.

Safety Output size can be controlled by adjusting the grate gap at the discharge port. The glass crusher has a wide range of applications, advanced structural design, small footprint, low noise, and little pollution.

Disadvantages of glass hammer crusher

The glass hammer crusher is prone to blockage when processing sticky and wet glass materials, thus causing downtime (the moisture content of the materials should not exceed 10%).

While crushing dry glass materials, it is easy to produce dust. Dust will enter the bearing and mix with the grease, resulting in poor lubrication and the bearing damage.

Main parameters of glass hammer crusher

Model Feed size (mm) Output size (mm) Capacity (m³/h) Power
PCΦ400×300 200 25 5-10 4P 11KW
PCΦ600×400 250 30 10-22 4P 22KW
PCΦ800×600 300 35 18-40 6P 55KW

3. Glass impact crusher

A glass impact crusher is a multipurpose, larger-capacity glass crusher. It is designed for hard use with volume reductions of up to 80%.

Glass impact crusher

Glass impact crusher price: $1, 000Get Latest Price

Advantages of glass impact crusher

FunctionIt handles high-moisture glass waste. The heating device installed on the feeding port and impact plate greatly reduce the glass material that contains too much water.

Crushing performanceIt has a big impact force. It can crush glass with high hardness without causing any serious damage to the impact crusher.

Wear part It can effectively control the discharge size by adjusting the rotor speed, the impact type, and the gap of the grinding chamber.

DesignThe crusher wears very little during the crushing, as it hits the front of hammer plate without any touch with the back and sides of machine. And the grinding rod is very convenient to replace, saving your time and effort and reducing equipment downtime.

Disadvantages of glass impact crusher

Due to the large hammerhead of the impact crusher, its balance needs to be calibrated during installation, otherwise, the vibration force of the machine during operation will be too large, which may be dangerous.

Main parameters of glass impact crusher

Model Specification (mm) Feed port size (mm) Max. feed size (mm) Capacity (t/h) Dimensions (Length×Width×Height) (mm)
PF-1007 Φ1000×700 400×730 300 30-70 2330×1660×2300
PF-1010 Φ1000×1050 400×1080 350 50-90 2370×1700×2390
PF-1210 Φ1250×1050 400×1080 350 70-130 2680×2160×2800
PF-1214 Φ1250×1400 400×1430 350 80-180 2650×2460×2800

4. Glass compound crusher

A glass compound crusher is very suitable for restaurants, communities and other occasions. It is an ideal crusher for breaking high moisture glass materials.

Glass Compound Crusher

Glass compound crusherprice: $1, 000Get Latest Price

Advantages of glass compound crusher

FunctionIt is designed with no screen to crush the high-moisture glass materials without blockage. The water content of materials can reach 8%.

StructureIt adopts an elastic adjustment mechanism to discharge the unbreakable materials automatically without causing any damage to the crusher.

Safety Its working performance is less affected by the material moisture. The product is cubic and has a large bulk density and small iron pollution, improving glass recycling.

Wear partIt has less noise (lower than 75 decibels), and less dust pollution.

Disadvantages of glass compound crusher

As it is designed with a vertical structure, the glass materials may not be repeatedly crushed at a fast-passing speed, and a good crushing effect cannot be guaranteed for glass pieces.

Main parameters of glass compound crusher

Model Capacity (t/h) Power (kw)
800 5-15 4p 30kw
1000 10-30 4p 55kw
1250 20-60 6p 90kw

5. Glass roll crusher

A glass roller crusher is one of the most economical and practical glass crushers. It can handle the first and second crushing of wet or sticky glass materials.

Glass roller crusher

Glass roller crusher price:$3, 500 Get Latest Price

Advantages of glass roller crusher

FunctionIt has an extremely high output. The output can be increased by 30-40% when crushing glass bottles. And it saves more energy during the crushing process.

SafetyIt crushes glass by squeezing and has an easy adjustable discharge port to meet different output needs.

CapacitySimple design, small footprint, easy to install and replace parts.

DesignEquipped with a dustproof board, splash-proof feed hopper, and protective cover, it avoids the splash of glass dust. It also ensures the safety of operator and further improves the crusher performance.

Disadvantages of glass roller crusher

It performs not well on crushing glass flakes as the flakes will leak through the gap between rollers, reducing the crushing effect. Meanwhile, the roller surface is easily damaged, resulting in an uneven crushing force.

Main parameters of glass roller crusher

Model 2PG0425 2PG0640 2PG0740 2PG0850
Roller diameter (mm) Ф400 Ф600 Ф700 Ф800
Roller width (mm) 250 400 400 500
Feed size (mm) ≤25 ≤25 ≤25 ≤25
Output size (mm) 2-8 2-8 2-8 2-8
Capacity (t/h) 5-10 10-20 15-30 20-40
Motor power (kw) 5.5×2 15×2 30×2 45×2

The above five types of crushers are the main equipment for glass crushing. Glass can be crushed by a single crusher or a combination of multiple devices. How to choose a glass crusher to obtain optimal crushing effect depends on your needs.

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Author : Jordan Jordan is the writer of the blog with a broad knowledge of this industry. Most importantly, he hopes to help you in your projects sincerely.

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