Are There Advantages To Vertical Compactors?
Using a stationary or self-contained commercial compactor for your business’s waste is proven to provide cost savings and environmental benefits. Most compactors create a 4:1 compaction ratio and up to 75% savings when compared to a traditional open-top dumpster. Making the decision about what size of compactor and container or the feeding configuration of the compactor depend on what type of waste you are depositing, the size of your waste corral, and the access to your compactor.
But, how do you know if a horizontal stationary or self-contained compactor is right for your operation? Are there advantages are there to investing in a vertical compactor instead?
Advantages Of Harmony’s VC100 Vertical Compactor
While utilizing the benefits of a vertical compactor may not be the right solution for every user, here are some of the advantages to using a vertical compactor, like Harmony’s VC100 for your business:
Minimal Space Requirement – Because a vertical compactor sits on top of the container, it takes up less space. This can be a critical factor if you have a small waste corral behind your building. This allows easy access for the haulers to empty the containers. Not only that, the VC100 comes with container indicator lights to assist haulers. They also include safety switches and remote pendant controls for safe and easy operation.
Feeding Configuration – Everyone’s dock area or waste corral is different. The way that employees can feed the compactor varies greatly, depending on the physical setup of your work space. This is where the VC100 shines. With its innovative turret style design, it can be ground or chute fed from any angle. The large 27.69″x 46.63″ loading door swivels in a full range of motion in either direction. This allows you to increase employee efficiency, safety, and reduce the distance of the chute in which waste might normally become jammed.
Automatic Closing Plates – Chutes aren’t the only place waste can collect and create jams. In some compactors, waste can pile up on top of the ram. The VC100 has an automatic closing plate that eliminates this risk and keeps your compactor running smoothly.
Handles Both Wet & Dry Waste – Similar to most self-contained compactors, the VC100 Vertical Compactor handles both wet and dry waste with no leakage. This is an advantage over some stationary compactors that only handle dry waste.
More Efficient Cycle Time – Time is money, and being able to run a full cycle in a fraction of the time it takes other types of compactors is a distinct advantage of vertical compactors. The VC100 has an incredibly efficient 26 second cycle time.
More Powerful and Efficient Compaction – The downstroke compaction of a vertical compactor allows for more efficient and dense compaction in the container. Not only that, but vertical compactors like Harmony’s VC100 holds compaction pressure until the next time you are ready to load, ensuring maximum use of space.
Your Solutions Provider For Waste Handling
We understand that everyone’s needs are different when it comes to waste handling. The bottom line is that you need to maximize your budgetary dollars in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible way.
Our talented sales team can help you assess the effectiveness of your current solutions and create the waste solution that is best for your business. That might include evaluating the advantages offered by stationary and self-contained compactors versus those offered by vertical compactors. Either way, with Harmony Enterprises, you will experience the cost savings and value our customers have trusted for over a half century. Give us a call at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today!