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Balcan Lamp Crushers

Balcan Lamp Crushers are used extensively throughout the world
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Balcan Lamp Crushers

Balcan Lamp Crushers are used extensively throughout the world
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Balcan Lamp Crusher

Used extensively throughout the world, to reduce volume and control the mercury emissions generated during crushing. Without the use of this type of equipment we would have more mercury being emitted due to uncontrolled breakage.

Lamp Crushing Process

Lamp Crusher Process

Designed for volumes

Balcan Lamp Crushers are designed for volumes, unlike small drum top crushers which crush one lamp at a time. Crushing upto 1500 lamps per hour, the Balcan Lamp Crusher is the most cost effective way to start in the lamp recycling business.  Lamps are crushed into drums & can then be sent to a lamp recycler, e.g. Lighting Resources in the USA for full recycling.

Solid Design

Balcan’s Low Loaded Lamp Crusher was designed and produced in 1990 with the intention it should be versatile and capable of safely handling large quantities of as many types and sizes of lamps as possible.

This model accepts handfuls of fluorescent tubes up to 8ft long & ensures they are totally encased for their full length before any crushing operation can begin.

Such a strong design has allowed Balcan to use this machine at the front end of the MP2000 & MP4000 lamp recycler.

Cost of ownership is 2-3 times less than small drum top mounted units.


The Balcan lamp crusher accepts lamps up to 115mm (4.5 inches) diameter and 2.4m (8ft) in length.  All of the lamp is fully encased prior to crushing.  The top box allows small lamps to be bulk loaded into the chute.

Fabricated of stainless steel.  Fitted with first stage filter to remove dust & powder, as well as an activated carbon filter to remove mercury vapours before the air exhausts to atmosphere. The filtration system ensures the crusher operates under negative pressure.

Trolley mounted the crushers pushes directly over standard size metals drums, into which it discharges the crushed debris.  Viewing flap lets you see how full the drum is at any time.


Manufactured throughout of stainless steel.

Maximum diameter of lamp:  Loading port accepts 4.5 inches (115mm) diameter

Safety features: Lamps are fully encased prior to crushing therefore preventing uncontrolled emissions of mercury.

Capacity: 1000-1500 fluorescent tubes per hour.

Collection system: Drum adapter allows for most diameters of drums

Consumables:   1-5 micron filter replacable after 10-20 drums depending on types of lamps and dust loading.

Hg vapour filtration media: Sulphur based Activated carbon

Emissions: Max 0.025mg/m3 – Typical: <0.005mg/m3

Supply voltage:  110 / 220 single phase phase