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Easy access to bag contents

The Tong Peal Bag-Opener allows for the removal of lightweight, dry mixed recyclables from refuse sacks

What is your product?

The Tong Peal Bag-Opener.

How does it work?

It allows for the removal of lightweight, dry mixed recyclables from refuse sacks. Bags are fed into the machine and fall on to a rotating drum, which forces a series of spring-loaded metal teeth to rip them open, allowing for the clean removal of contents.

Where is it best used?

It is ideal for waste management operations looking to maximise throughput. Ideally used in MRFs, the unit can be specified as a standalone system or be fully integrated into a recycling line.

What benefits does it offer?

It has been designed as a smaller and more cost-effective option for reducing labour requirements and ensuring efficient processing.

The Bag-Opener can be adjusted to suit the job and can be retrofitted to an existing recycling system. It has also been designed with ease of maintenance in mind.

Where has it been used?

Wyllie Waste Recycling Services in Perth, Scotland, recently invested in a Bag-Opener as an addition to its waste handling line. As well as increasing efficiencies, the Opener has allowed Wyllie to cut labour costs by replacing a time-consuming manual process.


It is available for less than £40,000.

Any savings?

The Bag-Opener’s one-step splitting process and simple operating system can increase throughput potential and maximise handling efficiency.

What about maintenance?

An easily replaceable catalogue of parts minimises maintenance costs and system downtime. Tong Peal also offers a comprehensive aftercare service.

What is its life span?

Life span is dependent on factors such as usage levels and adherence to maintenance schedules. A well maintained machine would be expected to last many years.

How is it future-proofed?

Each piece of equipment in the 2013 range can be tailored to individual waste management operations.

How many have you sold and where?

The Bag-Opener is new for 2013, with the first unit installed at Wyllie Waste Recycling Services.

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