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Can Crusher Shredder

Magnetic Pulsed Field Can Crushers
Requires our HEP50 Pulser. Great for classroom displays, museums, and science projects.

This project clearly demonstrates the powerful mechanical forces due to a pulsed magnetic field. A simple coil consisting of several turns is formed to allow fitting of an aluminum can. A high peak current is switched into the coil at f(t) and now induces a current flow in the periphery of the can that now generates its own magnetic field in opposition, causing the can to constrict into the familiar hour glass configuration. There is no mechanical constriction from the coil -- all of the action comes from the pulsed magnetic field, making the coil appear to collapse as if by an unseen hand.

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This project is an excellent demonstration and is used in several museums where students are encouraged to bring in their cans and subject them to these forces. Safety is enhanced by the positive grounding of the inducing coil eliminating any steady state potentials. Operator simply places can into the coil, depresses the charge button, waits for the green light and now presses the fire button. Deformed can is removed and system is ready for the next operator.

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For Museums, Attention Getting Displays, Action Science Projects and Serious Research. We can assist in installation and setup. Call for details.
  Additional Videos of the
Can Crusher in Action:

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Can Crusher

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Can Shredder


CAN CRUSHER SUBASSEMBLIES (all of these are included with complete can crusher):

capacitor bank
The charger.
triggered spark gap
The trigger.
capacitor bank
The capacitor bank.
capacitor bank
The module.

Complete Can Crusher:
HEP50 - High Energy Pulser (includes Can Crusher, Wire Exploder, Mass Launcher modules, and also Plasma Thermal Gun plans) ... $1995.00
HEP100 - Same as HEP50 but with a dual Capacitor Bank for twice the power output ... $2495.00

> More Information on High Energy Pulse Generators <

These units operate from 115VAC (standard US wall power). If you are an international customer and require 220VAC, you will need our stepdown transformer with Euro plug (TR220/110/300 $69.95). Please note that this stepdown transformer weighs 8 lbs and may require a shipping charge beyond the website estimate.

Individually available components for this project:
CANCRUC10 - Can Crusher Module (this is included with the HEP50, or sold individually here if you want to buy just the module) ... $49.95