Discount supermarket chain Heron Foods has chosen an LP 50 EH2 prepress baler for its main distribution centre in North Ferriby, East Riding of Yorkshire. The company has also installed a Presona PUK conveyor to feed recovered plastic and cardboard packaging into the baler.
Steve Dean, Heron Foods facilities manager, said: “We can now process all material in one eight-hour shift, which is a massive time saving.”
The LP 50 EH2 has a 37kW motor and features an ECC tying unit with vertical needles from above. The baler does not require support legs, making it easier to locate within an existing footprint, and has an average hourly throughput for cardboard of up to 10 tonnes.
Its prepress technology provides Heron Foods with bales of even density which are uniform in size, making them easily stackable and transportable. The prepress can accommodate large material sizes without the need for pre-shredding.
It is also more energy efficient because all the press force is used for material compaction.
The PUK conveyor system was selected for its integration with the baler and its rugged design. This was specifically engineered to overcome problems of oversize and overweight materials.