Balcan Bottle & Vial Crusher

Mark 2 Vial Crusher - 1ml to 100ml

The Balcan Mk 2 Ampoule, Small Bottle and Vial Crusher- Manually or Pneumatically operated.





All Balcan Vial Crushers are fitted with a unique adjustable breaking chamber.  It allows this vial crusher to accept, crush and empty a variety of glass containers from 1ml (8mm diameter) A/S vials up to 100ml sizes.

The Balcan Vial Crushers are intended to handle containers, which, due to their contents, must not be disposed of whole. The adjustable breaking chamber ensures that, once correctly set, no vials will pass through unbroken. Also, due to their design it will prevent them becoming clogged or jammed (particularly in the case of very small sizes) with plastic, rubber or metal closures.

The merit of this chamber is that once it is correctly set the minimum of effort is required to crush everything. The crushing action does not pulverise the glass, but instead breaks it into pieces from which liquid drains more cleanly and quickly. In this way it ensures the minimum of aerosols are produced.

Once crushed, the debris, together with liquids, discharges into the drawer fitted directly underneath and from where a spout allows liquids to be drained and collected for separate disposal, in a suitable container within the cabinet.

The vial crusher is fitted with an eccentrically mounted roller that is oscillated to give a crushing action during its forward sweep, when at the same time deforming and passing over metal, plastic and rubber closures that cannot be broken. The backward action then sweeps these, together with the crushed debris. There are two models available for either manual or pneumatic operation.

Mk2P Pneumatically Operated Vial Crusher


Balcan Mk2P Vial Crusher

Balcan MK2 Pneumatic Vial Crusher c/w Cart


The vial crusher can be supplied for bench mounting or complete with a stainless steel trolley, the advantage of this being it ensures the crusher can be operated at the most convenient height and allows it to be moved out of the way when not in use, or from one user to another. It also makes the vial crusher self-contained, because a drum for collection of liquids from the debris can be fitted in the cabinet of the trolley, together with a receptacle for the glass.

Both vial crushers are comparatively compact and can be operated within fume cabinets. The pneumatic model vial crusher can also be supplied so it can be remotely controlled from outside a cabinet.

Manual Mk2 Specifications:

22cm Wide x 62cm Deep x 60cm High

Weight: 35Kg

Cart: 44 x 60 x 66cmH

Pneumatic Mk2P Specifications: 

30 x 62 x 90cmH

Weight: 55Kg

Compressed air requirements: 80 psi 8cfm