Bag opener for recycling and sorting systems that can open bags at 95% efficiency. It uses a patented bag opening mechanism with no rotating shafts to open bags found in single stream / co-mingled, MSW, and waste paper. It also has a built in storage bunker that automatically feeds recyclable material evenly toward the bag opening mechanism. The storage bunker is low profile for easy loading and can range in size from 25 to 60 cubic yards capacity.
The machine can process 4 to 24 tons per hour (with up to 240 cubic yards per hour). It also features automatic trash monitoring and anti-jamming protection. The bag opener has a low power consumption of only 17 to 23 HP.