In response to the need for accurate separation and segregation of material fractions, Lyndex Recycling Systems has introduced a second-generation range of two-ram balers, said to offer new levels of versatility and throughput for MRF operators, as well as metal and plastic reprocessors.
The Ram II is a medium range baler developed to work with multiple waste streams including OCC, paper, PET, HDPE, steel cans and non-ferrous metals, through to mixed solid waste and refuse-derived fuel. The five models in the range are available in a choice of size and footprint, with wide or narrow box construction to suit different bale formats.
The main ram press force ranges from 80-160 tonnes. Advanced hydraulics operating at 4,500psi (315bar) enable the Ram II to operate with a smaller diameter main cylinder, reducing the footprint of the machine.
The Lyndex operator interface is equipped with a 16 material grade ‘recipe’ system that allows operating parameters to be changed at the touch of a button to suit the particular recyclate being processed. This includes machine pressures, photocell selection, machine intelligent lamination calculator, tying patterns and other parameters.
Bale tying systems include galvanised steel wire, plastic strapping or both. Where both tying heads are fitted, these are selected by the flick of a switch or programmed into the material grade recipe system and switched automatically each time that recipe is selected.
Lyndex’s Flex-Door enables automatic baler operation either in plug mode, a feature typical of channel balers, or bale separation mode. Plug mode is normally used to speed up production for fibre-based materials including OCC and paper waste, and the completed bale is only partially ejected, with the inner end acting as a ‘plug’ to block the exit so that bales are extruded as a continuous stream.
In bale separation mode, the Flex-Door closes off the main chamber to retain the material throughout the baling cycle and, on ejection, the door retracts to present a neat bale end. This is particularly useful for materials like PET and HDPE which would otherwise fail to keep their shape or integrity.