We Aim to Squeeze

Space is precious, whether it is on a truck, in a processing machine or in a landfill. Because room for solid waste and recyclables is such a commodity, balers have become an essential tool. Waste Age presents a sample of the latest baler and baling wire products from their manufacturers.

American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio, has added a multi-ram baler, T-Rex 12, to its more than 300 models of standard balers. The T-Rex 12 maximizes density and bale weights because of the more than 170 tons of compressing force applied to the main ram, according to the company. The machine also allows for bale weights on coated and hard white materials to exceed 3,200 pounds, which helps reduce high shipping and wire costs.

Balemaster, Crown Point, Ind., features its 1999 Auto-Ty balers with a "touch" control screen. The 10-inch screen operates with an Allan Bradley PLC SLC 500 controller, and the control unit contains full diagnostics. The owner's manual can be viewed on the screen along with information such as hours of pump/motor operation, number of bales formed, oil change intervals and active limit switches.

BOA Systems USA, Hendersonville, N.C., a subsidiary of BOA Machinefabriek of Enschede, Holland, manufactures a complete line of balers, shredders and other waste processing equipment.

Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery/Van Dyk Baler Corp., Stamford, Conn., features HBC balers with a pre-press flap design that eliminates the need for an operator and for shearing. The HBC-50 is one of the smallest models, followed by the HBC-80, which can be fitted with an extra-wide feed hopper. The largest size is the HBC-180.

Cavert Wire Co. Inc., Uniontown, Pa., produces baling wire products including single-loop bale ties, automatic baling wire in boxes and on stems, and super high tensile galvanized wire.

Excel Manufacturing, St. Charles, Minn., introduces the EX66 horizontal baler, the newest model in its Excel 60 series. The EX66 bales a wide range of materials with no preconditioning required, according to the company. It also includes a hydraulic vertical lifting door; removable, turnable, serrated shear knives with 32 cutting points; five fully guided wire tie slots; 48 material retaining teeth; system pressure at 3,250 pounds per square inch (PSI); and a regenerative circuit reducing cycle time to 29 seconds.

J.V. Manufacturing/Cram-A-Lot, Springdale, Ark., manufactures the Cram-A-Lot Card-Start, a system designed to control and monitor the use of balers and compactors. The system interfaces with existing magnetic badges, which can be scanned so that an operator identification number is logged into the system's memory for future reporting. The Card-Start system is available on new Cram-A-Lot balers and compactors, and can be retrofitted to most other brands.

Harmony Enterprises Inc., Harmony, Minn., introduces the System Ten Sixty with a heavy duty hydraulic ejector system, designed for lightweight scrap metal that produces bales up to 4,000 pounds. The new design was developed to eliminate stress to normal chain ejector systems and overall structure fatigue, the company states. Harmony features various compactor sizes and capacities, including outdoor compactors that are small and self-contained, or stationary.

Harris Waste Management Group Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., features small footprint balers: the Piranha, with a 28-second cycle time, and the Barracuda, with a 31-second cycle time. The Piranha features auto material adjust, serrated and stepped knife, error diagnostics and a quick-grab tying system. The Barracuda has a larger charge box, and is fully lined and designed for non-ferrous metals.

International Baler Corp., Jacksonville, Fla., introduces the hinge side series baler, which provides a wide feed opening (54 inches) and processes of up to 40 tons per hour (tph) by combining pre-compression with a single-ram baler design. It bales most grades without pre-conditioning, according to the company.

Lindemann Recycling Equipment Inc., Pineville, N.C., carries a full line of horizontal balers ranging from 40 horsepower (hp) to 300 hp. The Ram I and Ram II are suitable for a variety of materials ranging from solid waste to ferrous material.

Marathon Equipment Co., Vernon, Ala., manufactures horizontal and vertical balers for a variety of applications. The new Stealth horizontal baler has a 46-inch-by-60-inch feed opening and produces bales of more than 1,600 pounds.

McDonald Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C., introduces a high production, conveyor-fed vertical baler. The rear feed opening makes it possible to use one of several conveyor options, and its design is suited for high-volume processing.

Myton Industries Inc., Pembroke Park, Fla., features the Mobile Compression King, a mobile, manual baler/compactor. The CK-200 collects and compresses plastic films, cardboard, paper, used clothing and other materials up to 11/45 their original volume. It creates bales ranging from 80 pounds to 100 pounds.

Orwak USA Inc., Bloomington, Minn., manufactures the Model 3100, used to create a small bale for users who do not want mill-size bales. Bale weights range from 90 pounds to 110 pounds. The company also manufactures models 5070 and 9020 multiple-bin balers. Each model can have up to six bins connected together, producing bales that weigh between 125 pounds and 450 pounds.

Ovalstrapping, Fort Payne, Ala., offers Ovalmatic Wire Baler Model 2400, Scrap Wire Coiler Model 205X for disposing scrap wire, Ovalmatic Quality Wire for pulp tying and unitizing wire for the pulp industry.

Tire Resource Systems Inc., Sioux City, Iowa, features the Eagle Tire Baler, which produces the "Enviro-Block" tire bale. The bale is 211/42 by 411/42 by 5 feet and weighs 2,000 pounds, according to the company.

Scanrec, Waco, Texas, offers the Presona line of single-ram, horizontal extrusion balers for recycling paper, cardboard, aluminum, plastics and other materials. There are three baler types: the OH model for use in high-volume printing and packaging applications; the EH and VH medium-volume models for processing 5 tph to 33 tph; and the DH and CH high-volume models with capacities from 12 tph to 50 tph. The Presona line uses a one-step prepress operation

Solinst Canada Ltd., Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, manufactures the Model 429 Point Source Baler and the Model 428 Disposable Baler. The 429 stainless steel baler has a sample release device and dual check valves on the top and bottom. Various diameters and lengths are available, from 11/42 inch diameter. An optional reel is available for storing the wireline.

SSI Shredding Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., produces the 2500 and 4500 high-density (HD) pre-load compactor series. Boxed and tubular exterior construction is designed to strengthen the compactor's design and reduce cleanup. The machine features a com- paction ram face and cylinder design, delivers a compaction density of up to 1,200 pounds per cubic yard, processes up to 150 tph and achieves payloads up to 40 tons, the company states. Control units display lengths and weights of bales, monitor compaction pressures, records production and visually display compactor operation.

Svedala Industries Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers ferrous balers from Lindemann and Oberlander. Features of the 10 models include hydraulic systems and energy efficiency.

Sweed Machinery, Gold Hill, Ore., manufactures the Model 517 Wire Chopper to handle and process unmanageable scrap baling wire. As the bales are being processed, the operator can snip the wires, gather the free ends and put them into the chopper infeed funnel. The feedrolls grip the wire and pull it into the chopper, where it is chopped into lengths for compaction.

Wastequip Accurate Industries, Erial, N.J., manufactures 60-inch vertical balers. The fully UL listed 6030 HD and XHD models have large feed openings. Among the features are a free bundle of bale ties, non-limit switch design, light bales, dwell-time electronics, heavy duty replaceable nylon ram guides and a $25 million product liability policy.