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Electric Motor Recycling Machines

Built to Last and Easy To Use: Our Electric Motor Recycling Machines

Recycle Your Own Electric Motors

Inside discarded electric motors are valuable copper and aluminum components. These motors are constructed with sturdy shells of steel to protect the delicate wiring and parts within.

Only rugged, specialized equipment can split those casings to recover the inner metals. Solid Equipment Company’s electric motor recycling equipment is capable of splitting even the toughest motors for recycling.

Stop sending your motors overseas — make the maximum profit by purchasing your own electric motor wrecker. Call us today at 888-813-9225 or fill out our online form to get started!

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The electric motor recycling machine pictured here is manufactured by O-Jung out of South Korea, for which Solid Equipment Company is the exclusive distributor in North America.

2 Setup Options for Electric Motor Recycling Equipment


Double platform – The machine is basically split in two. The hydraulic press or cracking/splitting platform is separate from the copper extraction platform. Each unit has its own motor and can be independent of the other. See the pictures below. The dimensions of each platform are 47 inches by 27 inches by 86 inches, 1,800 pounds for the cracking/splitting platform and 70 inches by 41 inches by 82 inches (2,700 pounds) for the copper extraction platform.

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Triple platform – This setup is three separate platforms: two hydraulic presses and one copper extraction platform. One press is for cracking the cast, one press is for splitting the stators, and the final platform extracts the copper.

All the different setups have the same components to service the same function.  The more platforms you have, the quicker the process is and the more production you can handle.

Learn more about our electric motor wreckers from our industrial recycling equipment guide and call Solid Equipment Company at 888-813-9225! 

How Do You Recycle Motors?

Typically, valuable copper and aluminum components are shrouded in tough cast iron or hard aluminum outer casings that, at first glance, seem impenetrable. With the electric motor recycling machine’s three-step process, the reusable components can be rescued from the casings and internal structure to yield these highly valuable components.

If you are interested in purchasing an electric motor recycler, contact us online or give us a call today at 888-813-9225!

About Our Electric Motor Recycling Equipment

Are you looking to purchase a new or used electric motor wrecker? We are proud to sell electric motor recycling equipment and can walk you through the benefits. This powerful technology is designed with an ergonomic working height and offers maximum security while in use. For your convenience, it is also easy to relocate!

To learn more about the electric motor recyclers we have for sale, call Solid Equipment Company at 888-813-9225! 

What Is Our Electric Motor Recycling Equipment Like?

The electric motor recycling machine is capable of disassembling even the toughest motors and separating any and all valuable components. We also offer compressor cutting equipment, such as the CW-809A!


  • The machine, with accessories specific to many processes, is 240V/480V-5.5 kW-powered
  • The dimensions of this system are 59” wide by 33.5” deep by 98.4” high
  • The equipment weighs approximately 3,300 lbs.
  • The machine can process  2 – 13” diameter stators
  • Grade 25 oil is used
  • The hydraulic press has 15 tons of pressure

How Recycling Motors Works

In preparation for the mechanical recycling of the electric motor, outer pieces and attachments that can be removed should be unscrewed and put aside. This should reveal the actual external housing of the electric motor.

This industrial electric motor recycling machine employs a three-stage process to harvest the valuable material within.

Stage One

The operator initiates the separation and removal of the outer casing to expose the elements of the electric motor. With extreme high pressure exerted by the splitting apparatus, the aluminum or cast iron housing is cut on opposing sides to separate and peeled away to expose the stator. The anchor/rotor is then removed.

Stage Two

The second stage is the cleaving of the stator or transformer block into two equal pieces. By opening these up, copper coils are now exposed and ready for separation from the remaining parts and materials.

Stage Three

The third stage of the process involves pulling the copper wiring away from the surrounding metal through which it had been threaded by means of a complex hydraulic system. Teeth grip the winding and pushing rods push the housing away, leaving the copper wiring fully exposed and unattached.

The Result

A volume of valuable copper wiring cleanly separated from a pile of scrap metal and plastic that may also be recycled.

Exclusive North American Distributor of O’Jung Electric Motor Recyclers

At Solid Equipment Company, we are proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of the O’Jung electric motor recycling machine. It is a truly innovative system that revolutionizes the process of extracting valuable copper and aluminum from electric motors, taking it from a long, labor-intensive process to a few simple, repeatable steps.

Your company can process electric motors in-house and maximize copper and aluminum scrap returns with our electric motor recycling system. Scrap metal prices fluctuate constantly, and our equipment allows you to extract the maximum profit and stay profitable even as prices dip a bit.

Efficient and effective recycling processes will become even more critical soon, as sales of electric vehicles begin to grow exponentially and older equipment is retired from service. Stay ahead of the increasing demand for cost-effective recycling of electric vehicle components by investing in an electric motor recycling machine.

Our O’Jung electric motor recycler can pay for itself by increasing the speed and efficiency of metal extraction at your facility. Where a single motor may have taken over an hour to process previously, a single skilled operator can process over 20 motors an hour with our unique system. Plus, the process is safer, semi-automated, and ergonomically designed to reduce worker fatigue and repetitive stress.

Take your electric motor recycling efforts to the next level with an O’Jung electric motor recycling machine from Solid Equipment Company. Contact our team to learn more about the system today. We will walk you through the features and benefits of the electric motor recycler. We can even arrange a demonstration of the equipment at our facility to show you in person how effective and valuable it can be for your recycling efforts.

Call us today at 888-813-9225 or contact us online to speak with our representatives about our innovative electric motor recycling machines.

Contact Solid Equipment Company to Buy Your New or Used Electric Motor Recycling Machine

If you are able to accumulate a significant number of electric motors and accessories for recycling, then the electric motor recycler is a perfect solution for your needs. With a modest investment, this durable system will pay back the investment and earn continually over a long period of time. An average-sized electric motor will require just minutes to disassemble and segregate the valuable components. A qualified worker with experience with our machine can process up to 20 motors per hour.

Contact Solid Equipment Company now to discuss the valuable benefits that this recycling resource can bring to your company’s bottom line.

Our industrial recycling experts can help you evaluate the potential benefits and develop a projected cost/yield analysis over time. Call today at 888-813-9225!

Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Motor Recycling Equipment

What Are the Benefits of Recycling Electric Motors?

Electric motors have aluminum and copper components inside that have a high value. When they are no longer functional, recycling them allows those components to be salvaged. However, this requires specialized machinery because the steel shells that protect the wiring inside are pretty hard to break. Electric motor recycling machines break those shells to separate the copper and aluminum components.

What Are the Steps for Recycling Electric Motors?

Electric motor recycling is a three-step process:

  1. You must crack the outer cast on the motor.
  2. You must split the stators.
  3. You must extract aluminum and copper.

With the help of an electric motor recycling machine, this process will help you get the valuable portions out of the device.

What Type of Electric Motor Recycling Systems Do You Sell?

We offer two types of electric motor recycling systems. These are:

  • Double platform equipment – This system has two motors with a different platform for copper extraction and cast cracking.
  • Triple platform equipment – This system has three motors, so it can break the cast, split the strators, and extract the precious metals all on one machine.