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Installation Guidelines for Stationary Compactors

The information contained below is a simplified interpretation of parts of the American National Standard Institute, ANSI-Z245.2-1997, Safety Standards for Stationary Compactors. A copy of this standard is available upon request and should be the primary reference for all safety issues.

Mark-Costello supplies this information only as an aid for understanding the installation section of the standard. Mark-Costello assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions concerning this material. If you have any questions about the operation or installation of a Mark-Costello compactor, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-(562) 630-7950

Ground Feed Installation

Cart Dumper Installation

Thru-The-Wall Installation

Location of Emergency Stop

Dock Installation

Location of Fused Disconnect

Walk-On / Drive-On Installation

Hand & Toe Rail Design

 

Installer Labeling Requirements


Ground Feed Installation

Ground Feed Installation

 

If the charge box can be reached by the operator...
then

Totally enclosed Hopper (doghouse) with Interlock Switch (mandatory)

or

Sustained Manual Pressure Control ("hold-to-run" button) (mandatory)

or

Special Extended Hopper (as shown above) (mandatory)

 


Thru-The-Wall Installation

Thru-The-Wall Installation

 

If the bottom of a thru-the-wall Security Door is not 42" high
Then

Interlock Switch

or

Sustained Manual Pressure Control ("hold-to-run" button)

 

Note: Interlock Switch is recommended for all Security Doors and is required in some states.


Dock Installation

Dock Installation

 


If the is no 42" high barrier between the operator and the charge box
Then

Access Gate with Interlock Switch (mandatory)

or

Sustained Manual Pressure Control ("hold-to-run" button) (mandatory)

or

4-Sided Hopper (mandatory)

 


Walk-On / Drive-On Installation

Walk On & Drive On Installation

 

If the operator must drive onto the compactor
Then

And

Rear Feed Hopper (3 sided) with Access Gate with Interlock Switch (mandatory)
or
Sustained Manual Pressure Control ("hold-to-run" button) (mandatory)
or
Rear Feed Hopper (4 sided) (mandatory)

And

700# Treadplate (mandatory) with Hand & Toe Rails (mandatory)
or
8000# Treadplate (mandatory) with Hand & Toe Rails (mandatory)
And
Must be extended if compactor is not against dock (as shown above) (mandatory)

 


Cart Dumper Installation

Cart Dumper Installation

 

If the dumper is installed with a compactor
Then

Sustained Manual Pressure Control ("hold-to-run" button) (mandatory)
And
Controls located outside area of operation (mandatory)
And
Controls located in sight of area of operation (mandatory)

Suggested:
Guard Railing with Access Gate and Interlock Switch

 


Location of Emergency Stop

Location of Emergency Stop

 

Stop Button must be located within three (3) feet (36 inches) of the Material Feed Area.

Note: Compactor must have Key Switch or other security device.

 


Location of Fused Disconnect

Location of Fused Disconnect

An Electrical Disconnect must be located within 50 feet, and in sight of, the Compactor Control Panel.

 


Hand & Toe Rail Design

Hand & Toe Rail Design

Guard Railings for docks with walk-on ramps shall be located around the charging chamber opening. Guard railings and toe boards shall be provided on the sides of all walk-on ramps (in accordance with OSHA 1910.23).

 


Installer Labeling Requirements

 

A Label shall be affixed to the equipment.

Installer Labeling Requirements

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