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The innovative process uses heat sterilization (with steam & water) and then pulverizes red bag waste

Awesome return on investment





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Reduces cost of Red Bag Waste processing from around 30 cents per pound (typically) to a total processing cost of around 5 - 6 cents per pound (including processing costs and hauler weight & 'pull' charges). 


The equipment not only decreases the trash volume significanly but also sterilizes the waste. (The volume of Red Bag Waste is reduced by 50% - 65%.)


All needles, plastic, clasps, sponges, gauzes and gloves are pulverized and can easily be handled as regular trash.


Push Button controls and fully automated for  easy Operation.


Ideal for:  

Medical Centers
Research Facilities
HealthCare Facilities
Clinical Labs / Health Clinics


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Treating Red Bag Waste Has Never Been Easier

A DHEC (Department of Heath and Environmental Control) approved process that also meets OSHA guidelines combines heating the waste material (with steam and water) in conjunction with pulverizing capabilities, which renders the red bag waste harmless and fit for regular trash disposal using your normal dumpsters. 


This latest innovation can convert 70 - 90 pounds of Red Bag waste into regular trash in about 20 minutes.  This means that a hospital or other healthcare facility that is generating roughly 1500 pounds per day in red bag waste and spending approximately $150,000 - $165,000 per year on their red bag disposal should be able to reduce  those costs down to roughly $40,000 per year, resulting in huge monthly savings.  (The $40,000 in resulting costs in this example would be roughly $12,000 in processing costs, $14,000 in weight / tonnage charges and another $14,000 in 'pull' charges).


The equipment, designed and engineered by a technical staff with many decades of experience, has proven itself at capabilities equal to 100 times the minimum thresholds that are necessary for meeting regulatory compliance.  This extra cushion of safety allows for plenty of  leeway in the event there are stricter regulations in the future.  


Incorporates a 'mega-blender'  with a pivoted system so that in the event it comes in contact with heavy pieces of metal (such as titanium) it swings up and out of the way and then swings back down while the heavy object falls to the bottom of the processing chamber.... and the process continues without interruption or damage to the system (unlike traditional 'choppers').   


State of the Art design with console and HMI (Human-Machine Interface) adds tremendous automation, streamlining benefits and user-friendliness (such as remote internet monitoring) ...in addition to the huge cost reductions.    


With a small footprint of only 27 square feet and simple installation requirements the product can be implemented easily into almost any existing facility within a couple days and minimal technical know-how add/or labor.     



1. Select the 'Initialize Tank' Button and the machine begins to fill with water while also displaying the temperature and pressure as the tank fills. When the tank is ready for operation the machine will indicate Ready'. 

2. Fill the Processing Tank / Chamber with Red Bag Waste (Approximately 70 - 90 lbs of Red Bag Waste) . 

3. Select the Button that says "Close". (For safety it requires two buttons / hands to close the cover.)  The cover will close and latch and the process will not begin until fully latched.  In addition, the timer that controls the processing time will not start until the proper temperature is achieved  (The process of filling the chamber until the machine is ready for processing is fairly immediate.)

4. After roughly 10 minutes of the sterilization process the hot water is removed from the processing chamber. The waste that is in the chamber is extremely hot so it is sprayed with cold water until the temperature is brought down to 140 degress. (This cooler temperature must be reached in order for the lid to unlatch. ).  

5. Once the lid is raised to its uppermost position the processing chamber automatically raises and dumps the red bag waste into a (properly positioned) waste container for transport to the dumpster. .  

6. A report is generated that logs the processing temperatures and other important data that is vital for validating regulatory compliance, auditing and archiving..  


Note: Only a portion of the water is removed with each cycle and is replaced with enough fresh water to prevent 'over-fouling' of the process water. The water that is removed is cooled by the fresh water via a heat exchanger. The fresh water is in turn heated by the water that is being removed, all of which helps conserve energy. The reservoir is being refilled and reheated during the cooling and dumping phases of the total process and is ready to start by the time the lid closes on the next cycle. .  




Processing   RBW-2600
   Process Rate  (see Processing Chart Below)   240 Pounds per Hour  (Approximate)
   Process Cycle Time and Rate   20 - 23 Minutes @ 80 Pounds Per Cycle
   Typical Cycles per Hour  Three 
   Typical Volume Reduction     Waste is reduced  to 1 /2 to 1 / 3 of the original volume 
   Operating Cost    About 1 - 2  Cents per pound


Dimensions and Weight - RBW-2600
   Depth - Front to Back   75 Inches 
   Width   51 Inches  
   Height (Open / Operating)   106 Inches
   Floor Space Required    27  Square Feet
   Weight     1,700 pounds


System  Requirements - RBW-2600
   Electrical    208 Volts A.C. 3 pHASE  30 AMP 
   Water Requirements and Connection    3 / 4 inch Pipe Size @ 70 PSIG Minimum. 8 GPM
   Water Consumption   14 Gallons Per Cycle (Approximately)
   Steam Requirements and Connection    3 / 4 Inch Pipe Size @ 70 PSIG Minimum
   Compressed Air Requirements    1 / 2 inch Pipe Size @ 80 PSIG Minimum
   Drain Requirements      Floor Drain (Required 4 Inch Pipe Size (Recomm ended)
   Vent Requirements:     Three  
            1 Inch Minimum ( 1 1 /4" Recommended)             Two Required
            3 / 4"  Minimum (1" Recommended)            One Required  


Typical Processing Times per Cycle - RBW-2600
   Load    30 Seconds 
   Lid Closing    30 Seconds
   Fill    1 Minute
   Process     10 Minutes
   Drain     1.5 Minutes
   Cool Down*       2 Minutes*
   Open :     30 Seconds  
   Unload    2.5 Minutes
 Total     18.5 Minutes
Note: From Cool Downon one cycle to lid close on the next is 6.0 minutes. This is the amount of time to drain the water from the knock-out  tank through the heat exchanger and to add back the 10 gallons to the preheat 60 gal tank



Note: Specifications, Dimensions & other product details may vary  upon delivery due to continuous product progressions and improvements. If exactness is required on any item(s), confirm in writing before ordering. In our efforts to provide products with the most up to date engineering and design, we reserve the right to change specifications, dimensions and other product details without notice.

Performance may vary depending upon application.

Products must be installed and operated according to required standards, codes, regulations and safety procedures.



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