This is the 3rd generation of Bulb Eater and has been in production for sale in the USA since 2016. It is only after in-market verification of its durability, that it is now available for export. This fluorescent light bulb crushing machine has been assessed by Bureau Veritas to verify it meets EPA regulations, laid down by the U.S Government.
The Bulb Eater® 3 is the next generation of Bulb Eater® Fluorescent Lamp Crusher which crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100% recyclable material while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released.
The system is mounted onto a 200 litre (44 gallon) drum and can hold up to 1350 4-foot fluorescent tubes.
The Bulb Eater® 3 fluorescent tube crusher unit is equipped with a side-mounted 5 stage filter unit containing the highest quality HEPA filter available.
The Bulb Eater® 3 fluorescent lamp crusher features a new 5 stage filter system, a digital control with LCD display, self-diagnostic fault codes, and a higher motor speed for increased lamp waste per drum.
The activated carbon filter actively captures and neutralises the mercury vapour released from the tubes during crushing.
A recent study showed non-detectable levels of escaped mercury vapor even after crushing 1500 lamps (Bulb Eater® 3 Air Emissions Report).
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What makes this the BEST fluorescent lamp crushing machine in the World?
Breakages are inevitable when fluoro tubes are thrown into open pallet containers or packed into boxes.
Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, a hazardous compound.
There is NO safe level of mercury in the human body.
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Fluorescent Light Bulb Crushing Machine Features
Higher motor speed for more consistent lamp waste by weight per drum
Two filtration stages have been added: a Cyclonic separator and an additional
Higher volume cartridge filter – longer filter life means fewer filter changes
Ease of handling to speed up filter and drum change-outs
Welded and bolted connections for improved sealing
Continuous monitoring of carbon life
André Richardson Environmental Services City of Auburn, AL
Excellent value for the money. The Bulb Eater® has immediately helped us reduce lamp storage and create a safer storage environment while allowing us to add another item to our waste reduction efforts in the City of Auburn.
Tad Radzinski President, Sustainable Solutions Corporation
Air Cycle Corporation's newest Fluorescent light bulb crushing machine, the Bulb Eater® 3, represents a significant advancement for the practice of recycling and managing spent lamps...
Eric Anderson Harvard Pilgram Health Care
Their fluorescent light bulb crushing machine is outstanding – really easy to use. We just pack our waste and ship it out; it’s as simple as that!
Eliminate storage hassles! Reduce your needed storage space for lamps by crushing up to 1350 T8 4′ lamps per 55-gallon drum (The Bulb Eater® fluorescent lamp crusher crushes all length lamps, see a picture to better visualize size reduction).
Reduce handling – Handle your spent bulbs once with Fluorescent light bulb crushing machine. Simply roll your Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system on a 55-gallon drum dollie (sold separately) to the work area or into a storage area. Save roughly 20 hours of labor per 1000 lamps by crushing rather than boxing the lamps!
Safer work environment – EPA studies show an estimated 2-3% accidental breakage rate while boxing lamps prior to pickup. The 0.001% emission rate from the Bulb Eater® fluorescent light bulb crushing machine provides for less mercury vapor emission. Your workers are not only safer, but your liability is reduced!
Cut costs – By pre-crushing the lamps, facilities are able to save money on their lamp recycling costs. Savings are typically anywhere from a dime to $1 per lamp!
Nationwide recycling program – Enjoy “special” discounted national rates for fluorescent lamp crusher recycling. Fully permitted trucks are used for transportation and Certificates of Recycling are provided once the lamps are recycled.
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