Shredder-compactor apparatus for processing refuse material

  • US 3,991,668 A
  • Filed: 12/27/1974
  • Issued: 11/16/1976
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/1974
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for shredding and compacting refuse material comprising:

  • a hopper for receiving therein refuse material to be shredded and compacted;

    a compaction tube connected to and in communication with said hopper;

    a rotary auger screw extending along said hopper and into said compaction tube, said auger screw having a helical flight operative in response to rotation of said auger screw to advance the refuse material from said hopper through said compaction tube while effecting compaction of the material during its advancement through said compaction tube;

    means disposed within said hopper and coacting with said auger screw for breaking and shredding the refuse material in response to rotation of said auger screw;

    means on said auger screw disposed at the region where said auger screw enters said compaction tube for facilitating entry of the shredded and partly compacted material into said compaction tube; and

    drive means for rotationally driving said auger screw.

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