FLATTENERS & DEWATERING

If you are in the waste or recycling business, paying to ship excess air and liquids will cut deeply into your profit margin. It is of utmost importance to find an efficient and cost-effective way to squeeze both out, maximizing the amount of desirable material in your payloads. Komar offers a wide range of equipment solutions to slash your transportation costs. Our flatteners compact up to seven times the amount of material into each load, and our de-waterers can reduce the weight of wet waste by 70% via liquid removal.

Types

  • FLATTENERS

    Bottle and can flatteners

  • DE-WATERERS

    De-watering units for paper mills, municipal solid waste, and beverage containers

Flatteners

EPC series Flattener
Auger Type:
Electromechanical, Stationary
Facilities:
Bottle and Can Donation Centers, Bottle and Can Balers
Application:
Bottles, Cans, and Cartons
Volume:
Low low volume processing
Duty:
Continuous
Feed Methods:
Hand, Conveyor
Models:
EPC-5, EPC-7.5

With only three major moving parts, the EPC product line redefines simple, reliable product compression.  This technology compacts capped PET bottles with ease as well as HDPE, aluminum cans and other recyclable containers.  Utilizing clean all-electric drives this series provides quiet, low maintenance operation.

  • Compresses products 400%-800%, slashing transportation costs
  • Speeds downstream baling by over 50%
  • Improves downstream manual and automated sorting accuracy
  • Low power consumption: can run on single or three phase
  • Fully prewired, ready to run
  • Ultra abrasion resistant metallurgy
  • Payback on EPC units is often less than one year
EPC 5 Specifications
weight 2,100 lbs
rpm 47
hp 5
base machine (l x w x h) 16’ 7”(maximum) x 46″ (maximum) x 8’6″
Compaction PET 6 to 1
AL 3.5 to 1
Throughput/hr  PET: 800-1,000 lbs/hr
Aluminum: 800+ lbs/ hr
Conveyor Load Height 42″
Product Discharge Height 60″
EPC 7.5 Specifications
weight 2,100 lbs
rpm 65
hp 7.5
base machine (l x w x h) 16’ 7”(maximum) x 46″ (maximum) x 8’6″
Compaction PET 6 to 1
Aluminum: 3.5 to 1
Throughput/hr PET: 1,300‐1,500 lbs/hr
Aluminum: 1,300‐1,500 lbs/hr
Conveyor Load Height 42″
Product Discharge Height 60″
BC stationary series Flattener
Auger Type:
Electromechanical, Stationary
Facilities:
Bottle and Can Recyclers, Bottle and Can Manufacturers
Application:
Bottles and Cans
Volume:
Medium medium volume processing
Duty:
Continuous
Feed Methods:
Conveyor, Tipper, Forklift
Models:
EPC-40
When you require higher throughput and compression rates than the EPC 7.5 can deliver,  it is time to consider Komar’s EPC-40. Designed for large scale operations, the EPC-40 produces over 12, 000 lbs. of plastic per hour, at adjustable compaction rates of 4-8 times. Like its smaller counterpart, the EPC-40 can handle capped bottles with ease and produces singulated, intact product for available optical sorting.

  • Handles 12,000 lbs. of plastic per hour
  • Adjustable compaction rates of 400%-800%
  • Can compact directly into a trailer
  • Achieving transportation weights of up to 40,000 lbs.
  • Speeds downstream baling by 50%,
  • Reduces bale wire use by 30%,  improves bale weights by 20%
  • Durable, clean, low maintenance operation
  • Dewatering option for high volume product destruction
EPC 40 Specifications
weight 1,100 lbs
rpm
hp 40
base machine (l x w x h) 8’5″ x 5’6″ x 4’8″
Compaction 400% – 800%
PET Throughput/hr 12,000 lbs/hr
Portable PET Flattening
Auger Type:
Electromechanical, Portable
Facilities:
Bottle and Can Recyclers
Application:
Bottle and Cans
Volume:
High high volume processing
Duty:
Continuous
Feed Methods:
Conveyor, Tipper, Forklift
Models:
EPC-150

The current collection method of servicing depot systems in North America, collecting un-compacted bags of deposit containers in dry vans, is both time-consuming and expensive. High cost operations are inevitable, due to labor-intensive loading and stacking operations, the necessity to ship back empty bags, and the resultant light payloads transported to processors. The EPC compaction trailer rewrites the rules of PET collection by loading up to 4 tote bags per minute and carrying up to 30,000 lbs. of compacted aluminum cans or plastic bottles.

  • Loads and empties four tote bags at a time
  • Compacts material directly into the trailer bed
  • Carries up to 30,000 lbs of compacted aluminum cans or plastic bottles
  • Eliminates the need for small collection vans, and tote bag handling at collection centers
  • Reduces offloading time to 10 minutes
  • Speeds up baling by 50%
  • Includes engine silencer for city use
  • Optional fully automated weighing and GPS location reporting system
EPC 150 Specifications
engine type diesel
payload weight 30,000 lbs
hp 150
base machine (l x w x h) 8’5″ x 5’6″ x 4’8″
Compaction 400% – 800%
PET Throughput/hr 12,000 lbs/hr (4 tote bags/min.)

Dewaterers

Dewaterer
Auger Type:
Electromechanical, Stationary
Facilities:
Paper Mills, MSW collection
Application:
Dewatering
Volume:
Medium medium volume processing
Duty:
Continuous
Feed Methods:
Forklift, Conveyor, Tipper
Models:
EM-40G (with dewatering unit)
Komar’s robust EM-40 auger, coupled with the proprietary wedge wire de-watering system drastically reduces hauling costs. This unique system leverages the EM-40’s unrivaled 178,000 lbs. of thrust to create a compaction force that has demonstrated water removal rates of up to 85% from process reject streams.

  • Reduces transport weights and landfill bills by up to 90%
  • Feeds up to 10 wet tons per hour
  • Self-cleaning wedge wire design minimizes blinding and ensures easy start-up
  • Handles oversized items and wire with ease
  • An ideal choice for both batch and continuous operations
  • Automated dewatering pressure gate to apply consistent pressure for maximum results
  • Systems can be designed to autoload trailers, creating further savings by eliminating loader operations
  • The simplicity of design dramatically lowers lifecycle costs
  • System paybacks of 1 to 1.5 years are common
EM-40 Specifications
weight 17,750lbs
hp 40
base machine (l x w x h) 14’4″ x 8’3″ x 7’10”
Free water removal 90%
PET Throughput/hr 20,000 lbs/hr
Dewaterer
Auger Type:
Electromechanical, Stationary
Facilities:
Manufacturers, Organics Collection Companies
Application:
Dewatering, Bottles and Cans, Carton
Volume:
Medium medium volume processing
Duty:
Continuous
Feed Methods:
Forklift, Conveyor, Tipper

This solution is designed for an off-spec or expired product that still has value to other markets.  This unit replaces traditional perforators, with its unmatched ability to process an entire pallet of full containers per minute (equivalent to 216 gallons of liquid).  As the auger screw ruptures the containers, the liquid drains through the holes in the bottom of the processing chamber and into a containment area.

  • Processes 216 gallons per minute
  • Perfect for the destruction of offspec or expired product
  • Liquid is collected and resold to secondary markets
Contact factory for model specifications: 614-836-2366