Can Crusher

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Justmodit, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Justmodit

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    Dec 25, 2012
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    I want to first say Hello to this Forum...I have learned so much over time from this site. I need some help on a project I saw on YouTube here is the link for the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njmvg_y6k0c

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    I was thinking of using 2 electric motors but not sure what HP I need. Any ideas of making a close match to the video.

    Thanks Mark
     
  2. shortbus

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    1/4HP should be more than enough. Why two motors? One motor and a couple of V-belts or chains would work. Even a wind shield wiper motor from a car would work if you wanted a 12V motor, and it wouldn't need to be geared down, the speed would be about right.
     
  3. tracecom

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    I spent thirty minutes watching can crushers on You-Tube. There must be hundreds of home made can crushers...and I just throw my cans in the trash. :(
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    Here, as in Norway, we recycle most of the cans. But that's off topic.

    Perhaps you could start a recycle shop for cans...?
     
  5. Bernard

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    Drive one wheel, second pivited & held aginst first with 50 lb spring with travel limited to 1/2 in.
     
  6. Bernard

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    Proof of concept ping pong ball launcher. One driven wleel.
    I like to hand crush, just for exercise-neighbors supply cans, I make about $.01 /can.
     
  7. Sensacell

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    Arghh- the same thing happened to me- so many videos? why is this so compelling?
     
  8. HeXx

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    If i may suggest.
    I am curently working on a project for a induction heater for my furnace.
    Why not do the same and melt all the aluminium cans into ingots...
    And besides, Doing an induction heater is much more cool then a can crusher :D
     
  9. tracecom

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    Would the electricity to melt the cans cost more than they are worth?
     
  10. HeXx

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    i don't think so. And its less time consuming.
     
  11. atferrari

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    And it is an alloy. And expensive but just when it is in a sheet ready for stamping.

    I doubt you could make any real money from that unless people collects them free for you.
     
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