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Kit: Macpresse

What is your product?

The Mac 106 is the newest baling press from Macpresse. It uses the same tried and tested baling technology as the popular Mac 105 but has some important improvements to increase productivity and reduce operating costs.

How does it work?

It is a single ram horizontal baling press designed for baling medium volumes of a wide range of materials. Designed for continuous operation, the Mac 106 will normally be fed the material to be baled via a conveyor system.  The material entering the feed hopper is directed to the baling chamber where it is compressed. The speed of the baling operation and length of the finished bale is controlled by the operator. Depending on the material being baled a fluffer can be installed in the feed hopper between the feed inlet and the baling chamber.  The fluffer will puncture plastic bottles and fluff up piles of newspaper, telephone directories or similar dense materials improving bale quality.

The structural strength of the frame easily exceeds any stresses that could be created by the hydraulic thrust of the baling process, giving a rigid, reliable machine with longevity as standard.  Areas subject to wear such as the floor of the baling chamber and compaction trolley wheels are made from Hardox, a very strong alloy steel resistant to wear and abrasion. 

Where would it ideally be used?

It is suited to baling medium volumes of a range of materials such as paper, plastic bottles, plastic film, steel and aluminium cans. The Mac 106SP is recommended for municipal solid waste for refuse derived fuel production, as this version has additional Hardox liners to cope more easily with the aggressive nature of municipal waste.

How is it different?

The loading hopper is wider on the Mac 106 than on models of a comparable size and the bales are produced on their side compared to traditional baling presses.  The wider loading hopper increases the loading speed and makes it easier to handle oversize and bulky materials. Flatter bales have a number of advantages over traditional upright bales. They are tied using four baling wires, where previously there would have been five wires.  This 20% reduction in baling wire adds up to a saving of many thousands of pounds over the life of the machine.  In addition, because the bales are flatter they are more stable when stacked and the need to turn upright bales on to their side for stacking is eliminated.

What benefits does it offer? 

Faster loading of the feed hopper; oversize and bulky items such as large cardboard boxes or and plastic film bales can be loaded into the feed hopper more easily; reduction in the quantity of bale wire used; no turning of bales required for stacking/storing bales; over engineered for longevity; horizontal tying system that requires no pit underneath the machine; high abrasion areas protected by Hardox bolt on liners; low maintenance requirements; optional five year guarantee covering all maintenance and consumables.

Where has it been used?

Since the Mac 106 was launched it has undergone extensive trials and is currently in operation at a number of recycling companies throughout the world.

Any savings?

Depending on the volume of material processed and the number of bales produced a significant saving can be achieved by a 20% reduction in the quantity of baling wire used.  Time used for stacking bales is also reduced.

What about maintenance?

Low maintenance requirements with easy access door to all major machine parts. 

What is its life span?

Impossible to say there are many machine more than 20 years old.

How is it future-proofed?

Machines already include advanced hydraulics and computer controlled operating systems.

Anything else?

All Macpresse baling equipment is designed to work with equipment from other manufacturers making it the first choice in applications such as MRFs.

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