System Economics Examples

 Hypodermic Needles


Cumberland recently ran a test with a FX700 series beside the press granulator for a customer looking to mitigate disposal costs for a pharmaceutical hypodermic needle manufacturing application. The customer currently pays $13,000 - $15,000 in annual disposal cost since the parts must be treated as medical supplies disposal.

By adding a Cumberland grinder for size reduction, the needles can be ground into small particles and disposed of free or separated and repurposed, ultimately saving the customer thousands of dollars in disposal fees annually.



The payback period for a $4,000 – $6,000 machine is around 3 months, with the customer saving as much as $150,000 over 10 years!