Vertical Balers: Small, Medium, Large? Does it Matter?

Today we are putting vertical balers in the spotlight, investigating their use and effectiveness within busy environments where lots of waste presents an issue. In assessing the different sizes available, we’ll help determine the best machine to suit your needs.

So what models are there and what are their size specifications? Read on to find out. 

Is a Vertical Baler For You?

First of all, we need to work out if a vertical baler is in fact for you. Creating solid, saleable blocks from recyclables, these machines specifically handle waste such as paper, cardboard, textiles, foam, plastics, bottles and cans.

Let’s determine whether vertical balers are the right choice by answering these questions:

  1. Does your company handle these types of waste in bulk?
  2. Would you prefer to avoid landfill?
  3. Would an additional revenue stream be useful?
  4. Is there enough space to house a relevant machine? 

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, read on. However, if the waste you need to dispose of is food or liquid-based, we suggest a self-cleaning compactor.

Choosing the right machine in the first instance is important. If for example, your company handles huge amounts of waste, a small vertical baler will simply not do. Make sure to factor in the amount of waste produced. Once determined, you’re already on your way to reducing any waste ordinarily sent to landfill, which is also a great way of reducing your carbon footprint.

The Benefits of Additional Revenue

Surely the answer to question three will always be yes. By creating compacted blocks of cardboard, plastic or other waste materials, these can be sold to generate new revenue. Even if you don’t sell your compacted waste, you’ll experience lower operating costs through fewer waste collection trips. 

Additional benefits include a faster and more structured waste process whilst saving time, effort and energy. The amount of waste you have can actually be reduced by anything up to 90% - amazing!

Vertical Balers: Sizes and Specifications

This is where you need to take into consideration the amount of produced waste. Should this be relatively small, a large vertical baler is probably not essential, even if there is space to accommodate it. Assess both of these factors based on internal processes and existing layout. 

In the meantime, please find some information and helpful statistics below. 

Small Vertical Balers

Perfect for small retail and industrial spaces, with this machine performance is never compromised.

  • 30 - 60kg bales.
  • High compaction.
  • Low footprint.
  • 3 - 10 T press force.

We recommend B3, B4 and B5W Baler with the X10 as additional consideration.

Medium Vertical Balers

With a superior press force, a medium vertical baler works well for larger retail stores and bigger industrial premises.

  • 200 - 350kg bales.
  • Superior press force.
  • Wide feed opening.
  • 20 - 25 T press force.

We recommend the B20 and X25 Balers.

Large Vertical Balers

With the ability to bale large amounts of waste, large machines are ideal for companies with a fast and frequent flow of recyclables.

  • 275 - 550kg bales.
  • Reduces labour costs.
  • Improves on-site safety.
  • 30 - 50 T press force.

We recommend the X30 and the X50 Vertical Balers.

Vertical balers are perfect technological accompaniments to any fast-moving business with a fast-moving waste production stream. To explore more of our range of effective and efficient vertical balers, download our brochure.

Vertical Balers: Reducing Labour and Operational Costs

With our range of vertical balers, you’re sure to find the right one to fit your specific business needs, whether that be to improve on-site waste management or reduce the number of waste disposal trips involved. 

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