Power Knot builds on food waste offering with new system for kitchens

Power Knot bin tipper

Power Knot is set to announce the availability of the SBT-140, a stainless steel bin tipper that can safely empty organic waste bins used in commercial kitchens and other foodservice environments that demand cleanliness and hygiene.

Powered by a low-pressure hydraulic mechanism that assures worker safety and quiet operation, the SBT bin tipper lifts garbage bins weighing up to 150 lbs (70 kg) and deposits the contents into any waste receptacle.

Designed for emptying heavy organic waste bins into a dumpster, the SBT bin tipper can also be paired with high-volume Power Knot LFC-300 or LFC-500 biodigesters, which biologically convert waste food into gray water.

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According to the company, minimal training is required and the system is safer and cleaner than manually unloading bins full of food waste.

Food waste can accumulate quickly in a high-volume kitchen. Emptying a full garbage bin is unhygienic and physically challenging — manually lifting full bins of food waste into a dumpster can all too easily result in worker injuries and messy accidents.

The SBT tipper ensures safe and efficient emptying of heavy garbage bins. Safety features of the SBT bin tipper include dual switches that require the operator to have hands on them at all times for operation, a red light on the opposite side to warn other personnel, a safety cutout switch with a removable key, and solid lockable wheels.

Furthermore, the center of mass of the bin and its contents are at all times within the footprint of the SBT bin tipper, ensuring that it cannot tip over. The tipper can be equipped with optional side panels with a mesh screen and an interlocking door.

Iain Milnes, president of Power Knot, said: “We designed the SBT-140 from the ground up for use in professional foodservice environments, which demand simplicity, reliability, and hygiene. Since Power Knot bin tippers are constructed from the same high-grade stainless steel as our range of biodigesters they are easy to keep clean and are extremely durable.”

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