6 FAQs about Food Crushers


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Food crusher machines are very important in certain industries. If you?re thinking about breaking into the machine manufacturer industry or just want to learn more about these crushers, hopefully this will help.

Here are some common questions people have about these strong machines.

Are food crushers often called anything else?

Though specific food machines are made for food alone, they are also commonly referred to as garbage disposal units, waste disposal units, or garbage disposers.

What are these crushers used for?

These devices are usually electrically powered and installed underneath kitchen sinks and they shred food waste into tiny pieces, usually less than 2 millimeters so it can easily pass through the sink drain?s plumbing system and be properly disposed of.

What about rotary crushers?

Rotary crushers, typically, are built with shaft impactors in order to create significant force. They are ideal for both recycling and food processing and can be calibrated for size reduction ratios between 10 to 1 and 25 to 1.

When were food crushers invented?

The first garbage disposal was invented in 1927 by Wisconsin architect John W. Hammes. He then applied for a patent in 1933 and put his disposer on the market in 1940.

How popular are these disposers around the world?

In the U.S., roughly 50% of all homes had these disposal units inside their home in 2009. In the U.K. and Canada, however, only 6% and 3% had disposals in their home?s, respectively.

Do they impact the environment?

These crushers increase the load of organic carbon that reaches the water treatment plant, which in turn increases the consumption of oxygen. However, if the waste water treatment is properly handled, the organic carbon in the food will actually help keep the bacteria decomposition running.

Hopefully this helps you better understand food crumblers a lot better.