Horizontal baler: Whitham Mills Engineering, GB-7575f (pictured above)
This baler has a tunnion-mounted cylinder that, according to Whitham Mills Engineering, “is a special feature that sets the GB series balers apart from traditional balers”. This reduces stress on the cylinders, ram and the main structure of the baler. It can be used for a variety of materials.
Bale weight: 450-550kg
Throughput: 3 to 7 tonnes per hour
Vertical Baler: Mil-Tek, baler 205
Described as a baler for “smaller amounts of cardboard and plastics”, Mil-Tek’s Baler 205 is typically used in small retail units, pubs, food and catering units and other locations where space is at a premium. Mil-Tek’s website says: “Constant pressure ensures that a dense bale is produced that is easy to handle and recycle.”
Compaction force: 2.25 tonnes
Bale weight: 120kg plastic, 60kg cardboard
Cycle time: 10-20 seconds
Vertical Baler: Pakawaste, MX600
The MX600 is suitable for baling a variety of materials including cardboard, shredded paper, shrink films and more. With a 30-tonne pressure, it can reduce the volume of waste by up to 90%.
Bale weight: up to 600kg
Cycle time: 47 seconds
Vertical Baler: Dicom Paal Group, PGV650
The PGV650 mill-sized baler is ideal for cardboard or plastic packaging in weights of up to 650kg. With a small modification, it can also bale car tyres with bale weights up to 750kg. In its brochure, Dicom Paal says of this baler: “The PGV range of balers are powerful, reliable and efficient machines offering an economic solution for your daily baling requirements.”
Compaction force: 35 tonnes
Bale weight: 650kg
Cycle time: 38 seconds
Horizontal baler: CK International, CK400
This baler is suitable for a medium throughput of material, mainly cardboard but some plastics, up to one tonne per hour. CK International says on its website: “It is ideally suited for an industrial setting producing a high quantity of small bulk material.”
Bale weight: 400-500kg
Throughput: 1.5 tonnes per hour of cardboard
Horizontal baler: Ken Mills Engineering, T50
The T50 horizontal bale press can bale paper, plastic bottles, cans, cardboard, polythene sheets, textiles, foam scrap and more. The machine is semi-automatic and has a capacity of up to four bales per hour. It can be fed by means of an infeed conveyor, tipping device or from above from a MRF system.
Bale weight: up to 600kg
Throughput: four bales per hour
Metal baler: MMH, Buffalo baler
The MMH Buffalo baler is a three ram baler ideal for processing non-ferrous metals. It produces a 300 x 300 x variable bale and has a semi-automatic hopper feed.
Compression: 125 tonnes
Metal baler: Dicom Paal, S1W/1
The S1W/1 metal baler is for applications such as can manufacturers and where high volumes of waste and off-cuts need to be baled. It has high-resistant wear steel plates mounted at the press chamber to increase lifetime.
Metal baler: JMC, Trojan automatic
Users can select preset cycles for baling a variety of metals on the JMC Trojan Automatic Metal Baler. This includes copper, cans, washing machines, shell cases and tyre wire. The machine can be fed by conveyor into a hopper with bales exiting via a ramp and straight into a skip, so no loading or unloading of material is required.
Compression: 245 tonnes