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Auger Compactors vs. Hydraulic

Auger Compactors vs. Ram style Hydraulic Compactors

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Why choose an Auger Compactor to handle all of your waste and recycling? It's a cost-effective investment, environmentally friendly, and the best option for your employees and your company! Sani-Tech is the original Auger manufacturer, and our commercial compactors are built custom for each business to make the best use of space. Industrial Augers, as well as all of our products, require less maintenance than traditional hydraulic compactors. Let's take a look at the differences! 

Better Compaction

Compaction ratios are often used to compare and sell compactors, but buyers must beware that compaction ratios are not a perfect science and can fluctuate dramatically. Dense material (lumber, telephone books, etc.) will not compact very well compared to shredded paper or cardboard. Therefore, it will have a low compaction ratio regardless of the type of compactor in use. It is a combination of the machine and material that determines the compaction ratio. 

Sani-Tech Augers pre-crush the waste material, changing its size and shape (which ram style hydraulic compactors don't do) prior to it entering the bin. Our design produces compaction ratios that outperforms other commercial trash compactors by 50%. The Auger method will always achieve higher compaction ratios than a ram style hydraulic compactor. 

All Electric Rotary Drive

Sani-Tech Auger Compactors are all electric, eliminating hydraulic oils, contamination, filters, reservoirs, line breaks, leaks, and maintenance. This system delivers robust power while remaining quiet and will run the same regardless of the ambient temperature. Our all electric rotary drive remains reliable, efficient, eco-friendly and ensures a clean operation all around. It's safe to say our system sets a new standard for compacting solutions. 


Sani-Tech's rotating Auger is always moving forward, eliminating the need to consider cycle times and charge box capacity. Continuous material feeding through their seamless forward operation eliminates any wait time required for crushing. Ram hydraulic compactors use retracting cycles that result in a much longer process. Our system works quickly and efficiently with limited operation needs, meaning your business has more time to dedicate to other projects. 


Auger Compactors and attached bins (self-contained and stationary compactors) are 100% sealed. No scavengers or people can get into the hopper or container because of the auger and nozzle that penetrates the container. Upon separation for stationary models, very little material falls out of the container by virtue of the elevated round opening of the auger nozzle. When our Auger Compactor is compared to the large rectangular opening of the ram compactors, spillage is minimal! 

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Efficient Operation

Material can be fed into the Auger much faster than a ram system since there is no cycle time. Labor is reduced (on manual feed systems) since operators do not need to wait for the Compactor to cycle and re-fill the charge box. Sani-Tech Augers are smaller because there is no hydraulic ram pistoning back and forth.

Full Container

The ram style hydraulic compactors do little to change the size and shape of material before bin insertion. This can result in the top portion of a container remaining empty and the material being packed so tight that workers must climb into the container or use pre-laid cables to pull the material out, which is a major safety hazard! With a Sani-Tech Auger, you can avoid this situation because it pre-crushes and blends the material during processing. Our bins are consistently full and always empty without human intervention

Less Maintenance

The only routine maintenance on an Auger Compactor is main bearing lubrication. By using the Automatic Lubricator, even this requirement is minimizedWith fewer moving parts and no hydraulic systems, they significantly reduce downtime and servicing needs, making them a cost-effective and hassle-free choice for waste management operations. Reduced labor and maintenance costs means you can redirect time and funds to other projects!

Increased Safety

Ram style hydraulic compactors often jam from material "bouncing back" into the charge box. This material gets wedged underneath and behind the ram, requiring a person to climb into the charge box or dismantle the ram container to remove the material. Our Auger Compactors completely eliminate this circumstance, continuously moving refuse and recycling into the bin! You can rest assured your operators won't need to risk their safety in order to fix a jam. This robust design also eliminates the risk of hydraulic leaks and spills, further reducing the potential for workplace accidents and environmental hazards. 

Why Sani-Tech Systems, Inc.?

We are the Original Auger Compactor Manufacturer and the only company that can provide a completely custom Auger Compactor. We work with companies to ensure all details of the compacting process are covered and manufacture 100% in the U.S.A. It's clear why the Auger Compactor is the best route for handling refuse and recycling. We welcome you to the Auger way! 

Contact Us today to learn more about the benefits of switching to an Auger Compactor!

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