Komar Auger-Pak® Furniture Shredding

equipment installed at Nebraska Furniture MartWorn furniture is often thrown out or donated when people move, or when they invest in buying a new collection for their home or office.  It also accumulates when new furniture items are damaged in shipping and must be returned.  This bulky waste stream causes disposal issues for multi-tenant housing facilities, donation centers, and furniture return centers alike.

The Komar Solution

You deserve a safe, fully automated system, that shreds and compacts bulky furniture waste with ease.  A solution that will quickly rid your facility and trash area of this difficult waste stream, while saving you a lot of money on hauling costs through maximum compaction.  That is the job of the Komar Auger-Pak®.

What is the secret to making the best auger compactors for furniture? 

Komar’s furniture processors uniquely feature auger screws that are made of solid-alloy steel shafts and cast steel flighting.  This high-quality durable construction, along with a drive system that boasts a 500% shock load rating, ensures that our augers crunch through large loads with ease, year after year.  In addition, our triple patented bearing support system allows us to house the largest most powerful auger screws in the industry.  Our customers will tell you – if you have furniture waste – you need a Komar Auger-Pak®!

What are the biggest benefits of the Komar solution?

  • Quickly Removes Stacks of Unwanted Furniture
  • Furniture Shredding and Compaction in One Machine
  • Eliminates Dangers of Manual Breakdown
  • Substantially Reduces Transportation Costs
  • Safely Handles Tramp Metal such as Nails, Bolts, and Framework
  • Low Noise and Dust

Can the Auger-Pak® handle more than furniture waste?

Our auger compactors are perfect for facilities that need to tackle large volumes of mixed waste, such as donation centers and multi-tenant housing facilities.  Everyday consumer items, bagged trash, and many appliances can be processed with bulk waste to consolidate all your waste handling needs into one system.

How do we select the right model and configuration for you?

The perfect furniture waste processing solution depends on many factors, such as the size, type, and volume of your material.  We also consider where you would like to locate your equipment, and which feeding method best fits your operations. All models have user-friendly controls and can be integrated with material handling equipment such as electric cart dumpers. With decades of experience, the experts at Komar Industries can help select the best auger-compactor system for your needs.

Contact us for additional information

“We estimate that the Auger-Pak® has saved us 1300 hrs. of labor per year, has reduced our hauling cost by 2/3, and has given La-Z-Boy a safer process and more floor space.”– Troy Kvingedal, Facilities Supervisor, La-Z-Boy
Industry leaders choose Komar for furniture processing solutions.
Industry leaders choose Komar for furniture processing solutions.

Komar Auger-Pak® Furniture Models

The EM-20G is the smallest Auger-Pak unit that we recommend for furniture waste. For greater compaction and heavier-duty furniture, we offer the EM-40G.

EM-20G model size comparisonEM-40G model size comparison

EM-20G

Komar EM-20G auger compactor
EM-20G Processing Specifications
Horsepower 20
Tons / Hr 1.5
Feed Type Forklift, Tipper
Receiving Container Roll-off 40 cu. yd.
Tons / Container 4-8 (Depending on Material and Feed Method*)
EM-20G Physical Specifications
Footprint (L x W x H) 102.1″ x 83″ x 67″
Chamber Size (L x W) 70″ x 69.25″
rpm 5.97
torque (ft-lbs) 17,602
Weight(lbs)** 15,275
*Systems that are hand or conveyor-fed typically achieve higher compaction levels.   When materials are fed with a tipper or self-dumping hopper, meter feeding is essential to achieving similar compaction levels.
**The weight includes the entire Auger-Pak® system with a standard plugin hopper

EM-40G

Komar EM-40G auger compactor
EM-40G Processing Specifications
Horsepower 40
Tons / Hr 3
Feed Type Forklift, Tipper
Receiving Container Roll-off 40 cu. yd.
Tons / Container 6-10 (Depending on Material and Feed Method*)
EM-40G Physical Specifications
Footprint (L x W x H) 115.75″ x 91.75″ x 68.5″
Chamber Size (L x W) 80″ x 75.25″
rpm 7.42
torque (ft-lbs) 28,331
Weight (lbs)** 19,085
*Systems that are hand or conveyor-fed typically achieve higher compaction levels.   When materials are fed with a tipper or self-dumping hopper, meter feeding is essential to achieving similar compaction levels.
**The weight includes the entire Auger-Pak® system with a standard plugin hopper

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Equipment: Auger-Pak® EM-40G
Site: San Jose, CA
La-Z-Boy project
“The efficiency of the Auger-Pak® has exceeded our expectations. Before buying the Auger, our return products would pile up because we couldn’t process them fast enough.  Not only does the Auger keep up, but it has reduced operator labor by 5hrs/day.  Before the Auger, we would only get 3 tons of material into our 40-yard container. Now we’re averaging 7 1/2 tons, which has reduced haul pickups by 1/3. We estimate that the Auger-Pak® has saved us 1300 hrs. of labor per year, has reduced our hauling cost by 2/3, and has given La-Z-Boy a safer process and more floor space.” – Troy Kvingedal, Facilities Supervisor, La-Z-Boy