An Overview of Industrial Balers

Two-Ram, Auto Tie Baler in an industrial setting

What do you know about industrial balers? For those of you who are not familiar with them, they’re machines used to compress a material so it can be bound and shipped for recycling purposes. There are different versions of industrial balers on the market, including vertical ones, liquid extraction ones and agricultural ones, too.

Industrial Baler Sizes

Whether horizontal or vertical in orientation, balers can come in different sizes and then create various bale weights and sizes. Some companies lease balers for their own use, while others buy them outright.

Industrial Baler Uses

What are some materials that usually get put into industrial balers? Cardboard, plastic and paper are some main materials, but you could also put things like aluminum, non-ferrous metal, textiles, carpeting or other items in there. When you plan to lease or buy a baler, you should know what kind of material or commodity you’d be using the baler for, as that will determine what you get. You can then discuss things like ram force and the number of bale tie slots with salesmen.

Industrial Baler Features

The volume of material you want to bale daily will help determine the baler you use. By compressing materials, balers help reduce the volume so items don’t take up as much physical space as they would if they weren’t compressed.

Some companies want balers with special features. What are some special features available? Well, you might ask for rear chutes, conveyors, hydraulic eject systems, wire guides, etc. It all depends on your specific needs. There are available solutions to most issues– even for the “odd” requests.

Industrial balers can definitely help companies recycle materials, which, in turn, can bring in additional revenue. For more information about industrial balers, please call Action Compaction Equipment of Salt Lake City, Utah, at 801-565-1033.