Did You Know?
The volume of can after crushing is 90% less than, it was before crushing. No wonder, residential garbage bags can accommodate as many as 500 crushed cans.

In today's times, most of the food items available in the market are canned. Cold drinks and other beverages are also packed in cans. Commercial establishments like cafeterias and bars, have to deal with these empty or leftover cans. Storage is often a problem as these cans consume too much space, thereby increasing the total volume of the trash. As canned beverages and foods are frequently consumed even in homes, these cans can take up a lot of storage space. All these storage problems can be conveniently avoided by using a can crusher. As crushed cans occupy less space, you can easily keep more cans in a bag, once they are properly crushed.

Pneumatic Can Crushers

A can crusher is basically used to smash empty aluminum cans so as to decrease the volume of waste disposal. You can save a considerable amount of storage space by purchasing a can crusher. Although, there are different styles and sizes available in can crushers, the most preferred one is the pneumatic can crusher. This tool is capable of crushing a can into the smallest possible unit. These devices are commonly seen in bars, restaurants and catering halls. Even heavy drinkers keep this device in their home in order to crush cans. It is simple to operate and ideal to crush cans. Its durability and efficiency makes it suitable for both homes and commercial environment. Even recycling centers have found these devices extremely useful. Most of these devices come with a safety lock that does not allow the user to open the unit when in operation. A drip tray is also attached to these tools to collect any spills from crushed cans. They can be easily mounted on your workbench so as to achieve a comfortable working height. Those on a tight budget and not willing to spend money on this tool, would be glad to know that making an aluminum can crusher at home is very simple.


These can crushers are powered by air pressure. This device is fitted with a pneumatic cylinder (pressurized tank) that pumps air with a tremendous force to set the crushing device into motion, which then falls onto the can. You have to just place the can in a chamber that is fitted with the crushing device. The chamber is completely enclosed for safe operation. Once the tool starts, you will get the desired result in seconds. Some models of this can crushers are designed to crush empty tins of around 10 liter in capacity. It can effortlessly reduce the volume of the tin to approximately 1/6th of its original size. The force of compressed air pushes a ram onto the tin and crushes it within 30 seconds.

In a manual pneumatic can crusher, one has to put the can in the chamber manually every time the previous can is crushed. This can be a tiresome task, especially when there are too many cans to be crushed. A popular alternative would be to go for wall mounted can crushers as these tools come with an inbuilt space to accommodate 10 aluminum cans at a time. So, once you start the device, cans (one at a time) are transported automatically to the chamber, where they are crushed and finally expelled from the chamber. Thus, this process of moving the cans to the chamber and eventually ejecting them is fully automatic and moreover all this is accomplished in a matter of few seconds.

This crushing device is constructed from sturdy material and can easily crush 12 or 16 oz cans. These can crushers are robustly engineered to deliver a power-packed performance for years to come. You can find these devices at your nearest hardware store. You can always search the Web as there are a number of online shops that keep a variety of pneumatic can crushers to meet individual needs.