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CTI In-Drum Compactors

CTI In-Drum Compactors - Safety Storage

SAFETY STORAGE® In-Drum / Drum Compactors are extensively used in industrial and military hazardous material or container compaction and for recovery and reclamation of hazardous chemicals and expensive volatile liquids. CTI Compactors offer an economical, dual performance for in-drum hazardous material compaction and/or used drum crushing system with a financial payback that customers report averages just 6-12 months.

When used as a hazardous material compactor, the CTI Compactor reduces the volume of hazardous material content within a standard 55-gallon drum. When operated as a drum crusher, the CTI Compactor compresses used 55-gallon hazardous material storage drums into a smaller volume mass.

The CTI Compactor is quickly sized and converted to meet a variety of drum or pail dimensions. SAFETY STORAGE® compactor/drum crushers can be equipped with anti-deflagration devices for additional protection when compacting drums or pails that stored hazardous flammable or combustible chemicals or materials. All volatile vapors, dusts and liquids are effectively contained, in compliance with EPA and OSHA codes as required, for each application.

CTI 8040


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SAFETY STORAGE® Model CTI 40 Series offers an economical, portable and durable in-drum compaction system for compacting hazardous dry, liquid or solid materials or low-level radioactive wastes within a 55-gallon drum. An energy efficient hydraulic system with safety interlock protects personnel and reduces liabilities during operation. An optional used-drum crushing package is available to reduce storage space.

Standard Features:

  • 40,000 lbs. of compaction force
  • Optional drum crusher will compact used drums to a 5" pancake
  • Fully enclosed compaction chamber protects workers during the compaction cycle
  • Energy efficient two stage hydraulics require only 12 gallons of fluid and prolong component life
  • Chromed steel compacting platen is 1.25" thick
  • Chromed cylinder rod has a 4" diameter and 6" bore
  • General purpose electrical system NEMA 4
  • Drum chamber latch padlockable to prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Convenient forklift pockets

NEMA 7 explosion-proof electrical system is available


CTI 8550


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Model CTI 50 Compactor Series safely compacts dry, solid or saturated hazardous materials and low-level radioactive waste to provide efficient, space-saving storage, reduced hazardous waste disposal fees and minimal hazardous material drum disposal costs.

Standard Features:

  • 60,000 lbs. of compaction force
  • CTI’s patented Zero Tolerance Compaction Chamber is completely enclosed and provides support to the drum to minimize potential damage or distortion
  • The CTI “Quick Chute allows waste to be loaded directly into the drum without opening the mail chamber door, minimizing operator exposure to the waste
  • Energy efficient two stage hydraulics require only 12 gallons of fluid and prolong component life
  • Chromed steel compacting platen is 2" thick and is supported by 2 (two) 2" chromed steel guide rods, minimizing potential platen, piston and seal damage due to uneven loading.
  • Drum bottom anvil supports the recessed bottom of the drum and along with the zero tolerance chamber allow for perfect positioning of the drum under the platen
  • NEMA 4 electrical system

NEMA 7 explosion-proof electrical system is available


CTI 8560


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The Model CTI60 provides safe compaction and economical retrieval of valuable hazardous chemical liquids and hazardous waste materials. The CTI 8560 compactor features an innovative, easy-to-use programmable logic controller unlike any other compactor in its class. The safest crush method in the industry (speed, force, “continuous push, gas purge, gas filtration and liquid extraction) combined with the customizable program safely handles the unique characteristics of your hazardous materials.

Standard Features:

  • 60,000 lbs. of compaction force
  • CTI’s patented Zero Tolerance Compaction Chamber is completely enclosed and provides support to the drum to minimize potential damage or distortion
  • Microprocessor controller governs and monitors compactor operating status and safety features. Includes the hold-down cycle which helps destroy memory (springback) of the waste, maximizing compaction results
  • The CTI “Quick Chute allows waste to be loaded directly into the drum without opening the main chamber door, minimizing operator exposure to the waste
  • The entire unit, including all hydraulic and electrical components, is enclosed in stainless steel which enhances the safety of the operator and prevents incidental contact with other equipment such as a forklift
  • The stainless steel skin also provides for easy cleanup, long life and quiet operation (55 decibels)
  • Energy efficient two stage hydraulics require only 12 gallons of fluid and prolong component life
  • Chromed steel compacting platen is 2" thick and is supported by 2 (two) 2" chromed steel guide rods, minimizing potential platen, piston and seal damage due to uneven loading
  • Keyed power switch precludes unauthorized use and keyed side access panels prevent tampering and unauthorized maintenance
  • Indicator lights, (e.g. power on, doors closed, ram up/down, drum full, etc.) allow the operator to ascertain the status of the compactor at all times
  • Drum bottom anvil supports the recessed bottom of the drum and along with the zero tolerance chamber allow for perfect positioning of the drum under the platen
  • NEMA 4 electrical system

NEMA 7 explosion-proof electrical system is available

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