Originally developed as a melon crusher, this machine has evolved over the years as our product line and customer base have changed.
It is now almost exclusively used for crushing frozen products coming out of buckets and drums, and recently, wheels of cheese.
The concept is simple. Product is fed from the top using a gravity feed chute. It then enters the crushing chamber where the high torque main shaft pulls the product through a comb, which reduces it to fist size or smaller pieces on the C15, and slabs that are no larger than a softball on the C24. These chunks can then be fed into a mixer or a secondary milling operation for further reduction.
The Crushers were developed to be a good “first pass” grinder. Crushing product into smaller pieces that can then fit into one of our Screw Fed Disintegrators that can then grind the product to an even smaller particle size and/or a pumpable product. Frozen products can be ground down to a “snow cone” consistency (pumpable). Crushers are also used to pre-grind prior to mixing to avoid damage to mixing equipment.
C15x15 This unit will accept product that is less than 15” x 15”. It is ideal for crushing 5-gallon pails of frozen product.
This unit will accept product that is less than 15” x 24”. It is ideal for crushing (2) 5-gallon pails of frozen product at once and most large fruits and vegetables. The C15x24 was developed to sit on top of the M15D-SF’s screw feeder.
This unit will accept product that is less than 24” x 24”. It is ideal for crushing 55-gallon drums of frozen product and all other large fruits and vegetables. The C24x24 can feed the M15D-SF to accommodate further size reduction.