When to Replace: Pulpers

When To Replace from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 13, 2013

Pulpers: An Overview

Some foodservice professionals consider pulpers to be a more eco-friendly alternative to garbage disposers. These units grind up waste and remove water to reduce a foodservice operation’s waste stream. But deciding whether to purchase one of these units and deciding which system is best can be tricky unless you have the right knowledge base. Read on to learn more about pulpers.

How to Know When to Replace a Pulper

Depending on use, many pulpers last 10 to 15 years. But here are five signs that it might be time for a foodservice operation to replace a pulper.

Pulper Applications

Most pulpers are utilized in high-volume applications, such as hospitals, colleges and large business and industry foodservice operations. Here we take a look at the way this equipment can assist in waste management and environmental initiatives.

Maintaining Pulpers

Because pulpers deal with waste and operate using friction, these units undergo much wear and tear over time. Here are a few maintenance tips to help maximize a pulper’s service life.

Spec Check: Pulpers

Waste removal costs are a good indicator as to whether a pulper is financially feasible. Here are a few other factors foodservice operators should weigh when purchasing a pulper.

Energy Efficiency and Pulpers

Some manufacturers predict there will soon be more energy-efficient pulpers that include motors needing less torque.

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