The Beginners Guide to Different Kinds of Balers

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Balers are crucially important to the success of any recycling system. Not only do they allow a company to compress a large amount of recyclable materials but they also enable its safer and easier transportation.

A common misconception about balers is that they’re all the same. Granted they may have the same functionality, but different types of balers use different techniques to process waste materials.

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the different types of balers commercially available and will also try to determine the ideal application of each option.

1. Vertical Balers:

As the name suggests, vertical balers rely on a highly concentrated, vertically downwards acting force to compress recyclable materials. The types of materials these machines can handle include the likes of paper, cardboard, plastics, and foam.

The biggest advantage of using vertical balers is that they have a smaller footprint i.e. they can be used in industries and factories that have significant space constraints. Furthermore, vertical balers also tend to cost less than their horizontal counterparts which makes them the ideal choice for start-ups and fledgling firms.

2. Horizontal Balers:

In a sense, horizontal balers can be considered the polar opposites of vertical balers. Instead of relying on a vertically downward acting force, the side ram of horizontal balers is used to exert a horizontal force which compresses recyclable materials.

The best thing about horizontal balers is the sheer amount of recyclables that they can process and compress in one go. Even though this increases their price tag but it also makes horizontal balers more cost-effective than their vertical counterparts.

3. Two Ram Balers:

Two Ram Balers (also called dual ram balers) are the ideal options for companies looking to convert recyclables into bale in a hurry. We say this because two ram balers significantly reduce the preconditioning required for a recyclable before it can be safely compressed by the machine.

These innovative machines also reduce the labor required for operation and the overall cost of the baling operation. Unsurprisingly, Two Ram Balers also tend to cost significantly more than vertical and horizontal balers.

4. Closed Door Horizontal Baler:

A Closed Door Horizontal Baler is a modified form of the previously discussed horizontal baler. Because of the presence of a closed door and superior hydraulics, these machines are capable of processing recyclables much quicker than horizontal balers. Furthermore, they also reduce the need to have a dedicated operator which significantly reduces the cost of labor.

5. Auto Tie Horizontal Baler:

Just like the Closed Door Horizontal Balers, Auto Tie Horizontal Balers are also a modified form of horizontal balers. The best thing about these incredibly powerful machines is that they can be adapted to complement air conveying systems, feed conveyors, and car tippers, etc.

Auto Tie Horizontal Balers are much more cost-effective and energy efficient than any other option mentioned on this list. Unfortunately, they tend to cost a lot so we wouldn’t recommend investing in these balers if your firm has limited resources.

And that’s all you need to know about the different types of balers commercially available today. Whether you want horizontal balers or vertical balers, Crigler Enterprises is your one-stop shop for all your baler needs. We also offer baler repair and maintenance services that are bound to improve your ROI.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how you stand to benefit from our services!