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How to Maximize the Value of Your Scrap

In the scrap and waste management industry, the big question is, how to maximize the value of scrap and the answer isn’t as simple as installing a single machine or as easy as a magic potion. It’s a question that has recycling and scrap management facilities scratching their heads. Read more


Vertical vs. Horizontal Balers: What’s the Difference?


With increasingly tougher waste disposal regulations being enforced every year, balers have surged in popularity. These machines simplify waste management as they can compact waste into small blocks that are significantly easier to store and/or transport.

However, not all balers are created equal, hence the range of options available today. Judging by market trends, the two most popular types of balers are vertical and horizontal balers – both with ardent supporters claiming their preferred choice of balers is the superior option.

To put an end to this heated debate, we’ve evaluated the performance of both options over 4 important performance metrics. Join us as we discover, once and for all, which is better; vertical or horizontal baler!

1.     Floor Space Requirements:

It’s no secret that floor space is one of the most precious commodities available to any organization. As no company has the luxury of infinite space, firms are very careful when buying and arranging machinery so as to ensure that the floor space is utilized optimally.

So, with footprint being a driving factor in the decision process of many a company, buying a vertical baler makes much more sense as they tend to be smaller than their horizontal counterpart.

2.     Economics:

At the end of the day, every business is about maximizing profit and revenue and minimizing loss. As such, the price tag also plays an important role when deciding which baler to buy of the two.

As far as the cost of procurement and the cost of operation are concerned, vertical balers are the better option. Generally speaking, a vertical baler costs a fraction (in some cases one-fifth, in others one-tenth) of the price of an average horizontal baler.

3.     The Volume of Waste/Scrap Material Processed:

If you’re only concerned about the functionality of your baler, then the volume of the waste they can process is one of the most important parameters to consider. This parameter essentially dictates whether or not the baler will be able to keep up with the waste generated by your plant on a daily basis.

So, if your factory produces a lot of waste and/or scrap material and you need to process it quicker, you should invest in a horizontal baler. These machines are much more efficient than vertical balers and are the ideal option for companies that generate a lot of waste and/or scrap material.

4.     Ease of Use/Convenience:

If you’re only installing a baler to simplify waste management for yourself and your employees then a horizontal baler is the ideal option for you to consider. We say that because these balers can be configured with conveyor belts that can automate your entire waste disposal system.

This ease of use further simplifies proceedings as these massive machines can be operated by a smaller team which further reduces the cost of operation.

The Final Verdict:

It’s clear to see from the arguments presented above that this issue is much more complicated than we previously believed. As such, we believe that people should always make their decision based on their application. Confused? Allow us to elaborate.

If you have restricted office space and your firm is still in its infancy, then you should opt for a vertical baler. However, if your factory produces a lot of waste and floor space isn’t a problem, then, by all means, go for a horizontal baler!

We hope that clears up the confusion on the topic and that you can now make a more well-informed decision when procuring a baler. If you’re in the market for cost-effective waste handling systems, then get in touch with Crigler Enterprises.

The company has been providing baler repair and maintenance services for more than 40 years and knows everything there is to know about horizontal and vertical balers. Contact Crigler Enterprises today to ensure that your firm buys the best baler possible!



A baler is a recycling equipment that turns scrap into valued commodities. It’s proving to be quite effective for businesses and has a growing popularity.


While balers can range in purchase price from slightly more than $1,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars, businesses that produce large amounts of traditional recyclables shouldn’t let the price tag scare them away from investing in this equipment. Read more



To create sustainable end products out of recyclables, we need to make sure that it’s sorted to perfection. The answer is right in front of us: automated recycling sorting! Read more


All You Need to Know About Pneumatic Conveying Systems


A conveying system is common mechanical handling equipment that moves materials along a manufacturing line. Pneumatic conveying systems are essential to bulk material handling.

In fact, the global market volume of pneumatic conveying systems is expected to reach a record $30 billion in the next four years. This rise is credited to the adoption of sophisticated production techniques.

Pneumatic conveyors increase production rate, reduce operation downtime, and improve overall quality; all contributing factors to market growth.

Increasing industry demands for larger production capacities, longer conveying distances, and greater product variability necessitate innovation in pneumatic conveying systems. The demand for application specific products is leading to rapid technological advancements in conveying systems.

Why Pneumatic Conveying Systems Are Creating a Buzz

As cost-conscious end-users are seeking out solutions that are effective and require minimum maintenance costs, the industry is constantly investing in R&D for pneumatic conveying systems.

The major industries that rely on pneumatic conveying systems include food manufacturing, ceramic industry, rubber and plastic industry, and pharmaceuticals.

Furthermore, the need for better health and safety in manufacturing lines has also created a bigger market for automated conveying systems. These systems offer hygiene, convenience, efficiency, and prevent contamination.

How Pneumatic Conveying Systems Work

Conveying system categorization is based on the suction method used to transfer the material from one production line to another. Dilute phase and dense phase are the two major categories, although dilute phase conveying has the bigger market share.

Dilute phase is preferred for its high velocity and low differential pressure conveying. Moreover, it only uses air velocity to convey material.

Make no mistake though, dense phase conveying does find its fair share of attention in food and pharmaceutical industries. Since both these industries take up to 50% of the total market share; dense phase conveying won’t be irrelevant anytime soon.

The need for high velocity in a conveying system has led to innovation and the result is three different technologies being used for conveying systems. This includes positive pressure, vacuum, and combination systems.

Pneumatic conveying systems are facilitating various industrial processes such as food processing, packaging, automation, construction, electronics, agriculture, aerospace, and waste management.

If you’re looking for reconditioned conveyors for your industry, our recommendation would be Crigler Enterprises. Crigler offers steel belt and rubber belt conveyors as well as installation, assembly, and repair services.

With over three decades of experience, Crigler is a commercial and industrial waste management and recycling company. To find out how they can help your business out, contact now!


Crigler Enterprises appoints new President

Kathryn Renzi, who has served as Crigler Enterprises Executive Vice President for the past three years, has been named President as of December 31, 2017. In addition, it was announced that Wayne Crigler will now serve as CEO.

Kathryn says she looks forward to her new position and is excited to see the company grow in its next generation of management.


Crigler Enterprises Inc. Miami, FL

Crigler Enterprises has been in business for 42 years in which we have established long standing professional relationships with our customers. Crigler Enterprises has the biggest fleet in the southeast with a great presence in the South Florida area; we have been servicing Florida for over 22 years out of our Miami office.

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We have a full service department dedicated to keeping our customers up and running. Some of our specialty services include:

  • Elimination of operator labor
  • Complete electrical and hydraulic rebuilds
  • Upgrading processors and panels
  • Customizing automation software
  • Remote control operation systems

We also buy and sell new and used equipment and provide worldwide consulting services for modernizing controls.



Hard Drive Shredders

Crigler Enterprises has recently started marketing the Ameri-Shred line of hard drive security shredders.


Wayne Crigler says “We are finding many firms with need to permanently destroy records stored on computer hard drives. These organizations include schools, (most recently Ohio State University), hospitals, communications, and credit firms”.

The Ameri-Shred hard drive shredders are affordable, efficient, and take up minimum floor space.

Contact Crigler Enterprises for a quote today or visit our Products and Applications page to learn more.


Increasing Market Value of your Scrap Paper

Crigler Enterprises can design, furnish and install sorting, conveying and separation systems for every recycling application. We specialize in the “mini” MRF systems, which offer excellent value, especially in fiber recovery. This video show a “Fines screen” removing debris from a stream of mixed paper, which increases the market value of the paper in the marketplace.