Things you Need to Know About Industrial Baler

As the business world shifts to a more environmentally friendly way of doing things, balers are becoming increasingly useful and “recycling” is becoming the norm. In short, materials that were once wasted in decades past can now be reused. On top of that, recyclable materials have a definite dollar value, making the efficient disposal of these materials increasingly important.

final products of waste metal baler
final products of waste metal baler

The important role of the bailing machine

Balers meet the need for efficient waste disposal in several key ways. First, balers take a large amount of recyclable material (for example, plastic bottles or cardboard, or similar materials) and make it smaller. This makes recyclable materials easier to handle, store and transport.

Balers help companies comply with local recycling regulations – many places have laws regarding the disposal of large recyclable items. In other words, large bags of cans and bottles won’t work. Neither will pickup truck loads of cardboard.

In addition to being good for the environment, balers make recycling more profitable. The speed and convenience with which waste can be compacted into manageable forms make all aspects of disposal more efficient (and therefore, friendlier to the bottom line.)

Finally, balers also discourage internal theft (“throw it out and pick it up later outside the building” kind of thing).

Types of balers

Two different types of balers are commonly used in industry – horizontal balers and vertical balers. The basic difference between these two types of balers is the way the recyclable material is compacted. 

Horizontal balers are loaded from the top by a conveyor or forklift (allowing larger quantities), compressed from the side, and are usually fully automatic. They are ideal for large quantities of recyclables and can produce over 60 tons per hour.

Vertical balers are loaded from the front and are usually manually operated, compressing from top to bottom. They are best suited for small manufacturers, retail stores, supermarkets, textile manufacturers, or anywhere else where the amount of recyclable material is low.

scrap metal baler
horizontal metal baler
vertical hydraulic baler
vertical hydraulic baler

Where can I buy an industrial baler?

As with most industrial equipment, balers are made by specialized manufacturers located all over the world. In fact, some of the best manufacturers are in China. The Internet has made buying a baler much easier – you can easily find baler manufacturers.

One thing you may want to look for is information on the company’s website. Do they have a downloadable PDF of the specifications? Do they have a video showing the baler in action? Can they talk to you promptly? All of these factors are important when looking for a baler for your business.

The right baler can help increase your company’s recyclable material revenue and can produce a positive ROI in a fairly short period of time.

Shuliy Machinery offers several exceptional horizontal balers, vertical balers, and custom balers to meet virtually any baling requirement. In addition, we have an impressive record of customer satisfaction and customer service and are ready to answer all your questions.

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