Aluminium recycling is one of the easiest things you can do to help the environment. The cylinder is powered with a regular garden hose pressure and uses an electric computer and electric sprinkler valves.
Pitsco Education hydraulic can crusher I chose this can crusher because it is a very interesting experiment that can teach kids the basics of physics and hydraulics. The video has got two episodes so make sure to check both of them out as they are very entertaining and show a very unique way to build an automatic can crusher with an electric motor.
This project mainly about generating a new concept of can crusher that would make easier to bring anywhere and easier to crush cans. Here I have made a list of few different hydraulic can crushers I found.
One thing that this mechanism should have is an opening at the bottom of the crusher where the compressed can could fall out after it has been crushed. There are so many researchers who have done work on design and analysis, but still there are so many areas of scope regarding this design and analysis.
One thing I would like to see on this tool is an automatic can feeding system as seen on other homemade pneumatic crushers, which would make the crushing process even more efficient.