Cubic Meter In-Box Compactor

The Cubic Meter Box Smash-It™ compactor is used for many waste streams which are collected and disposed of in Cubic Meter Boxes.

  • American Compactor, Inc.

These units are extremely easy to use. Once they are connected to an air source, the box that is to be compacted into must be centered under the ram plate and then press the palm buttons. The compactor is forklift compatible for easy movement throughout your facility.

Caution: Be sure not to place any rigid material, such as metal and wood, in the container to be compacted. The Smash-It™ compactors are designed to compact compressible materials like cloth, paper, and plastic items only. If unsure whether the material meets these criteria, please check with American Compactor, Inc.

These compactors were designed with safety in mind. The actuator is a two-hand, no tie-down safety circuit that provides output only when both palms are pressed within two tenths of a second. If the buttons are released, the compaction plate is automatically retracted.

Non-Sparking Features
Smash-It™ compactors are pneumatic only and do not require any electrical connection.

Model Number A342-1001-8PB
8” Cylinder Compaction Force 6,000 Pounds (2,722 KG) @ 120 PSI
8” Cylinder Stroke 27 “ (69 cm)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 89” x 54” x 48” (226 cm x 137 cm x 122 cm)
Compactor Footprint 54” x 48” (137 cm x 122 cm)
Cavity for Container (W x H) 50” x 51” (127 cm x 130 cm)
Ram Plate Diameter - Circular 32” (81 cm)
Input Air Pressure 80 to 120 psi
SCFM Required 10 at 120 psi
Safety Features Two Hand No Tie Down Actuator
Weight 525 Pounds (238 KG)


Ram Stay Down Option:
Product Number SDK-1001
Normally the compactor ram plate will extend when the palm buttons are pushed and retract when they are released. However, with the Ram Stay Down Option, the ram plate will remain in the down position when the palm buttons are released. Then, another button is pushed and held to have the ram plate retract.

Spark Resistant Ram Plate Option:
Product Number A342-SRRP
The standard ram plate is coated in a polyurethane material which is very durable and provides a spark resistant coating.

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