Confidential shredding and recycling company M&J Bowers has installed a refurbished Presona LP 50 VH2 baler to increase its baling capacity by more than 50%.
The unit allows the company to extend the material streams being baled, switching between shredded paper and cardboard.
During 2014, M&J extended its cardboard collection, recycling and export service, with plans for growth during 2015-16. Part of the plan involved an upgrade of its recycling plant to improve productivity.
John Bowers, managing director, said: “Our old baler was 27 years old and it was clear that, while it could bale shredded paper, it could not cope with cardboard. It was working at capacity and needed constant supervision to produce a consistent bale quality.”
Bowers assessed three brands to ensure the new equipment would meet requirements and match the outgoing baler for long service, as well as offer reliability, flexibility and the ability to cope with high material volumes.
He says: “As soon as the Presona baler was installed, we realised just how much the old one had been struggling. We can bale both shredded paper and cardboard, switching between materials as required. Our throughput has increased, yet the speed of the baler means it still has more than 50% capacity available.”
The Presona LP 50 VH2 has a press force of 50 tonnes and a material throughput of 15 tonnes an hour for shredded paper.