Reduced Touches & Employee Density With Increased Efficiency
In today’s ever-changing business world, people are looking for ways for their operations and employees to become more virus resilient. Keeping employees safe, while maintaining profitable operations has become a paramount juggling act for many.
To accomplish this, businesses have implemented several new procedures. For example:
- More employees are working from home when possible
- There are reduced population densities and social distancing measures implemented in the workplace
- Additional cleaning protocols and sanitizing stations are available
- No-touch options are being introduced for a variety of day-to-day operations
How does that look in the world of waste handling and recycling? How do managers of apartment or high rise buildings , distribution centers, recycling centers, breweries, bottling facilities, or contract packaging plants make these types of accommodations without losing efficiency? What are some of the ways employees can bale recyclables or compact waste without actually touching the product or machines and exposing themselves to potential germ contamination?
One thing they are doing to meet these challenges is by leveraging the benefits created by conveyor fed, automatic cycling, and even auto-tie balers from Harmony. That is why more and more industry leaders are turning to conveyor fed automatic balers and compactors for their daily operations.
Below are some of the models being used by industry professionals for these purposes. Each of these allow for increased efficiency through single person operation, with reduced touching or exposure to waste or recycling products.
Apartment Buildings/High Rise Waste Compactors
These innovative indoor compactors can be fed a multitude of ways, including with a chute system or conveyor. Their powerful 4:1 compaction ratio reduces the number of times the trash must be hauled away by 75%. Each compactor has additional benefits that make them desirable.
This small compactor has a one-sided container connection system as a standard feature on every machine. This allows the user to easily connect and disconnect the containers to the compactor simply by pulling one lever. There is no need for employees to physically manipulate the waste for emptying or hauling.
Once in the compactor, the automatic cube eject system eliminates the physical effort to remove full cubes. The heavy duty waste bags also provide an additional barrier between employees and apartment waste.
Recycling Centers/Distribution Centers
These high volume industries require conveyor fed automatic balers & compactors for automatic cycling, maximum efficiency, and no-touch assurances.
These vertical automatic balers provide the flexibility of making dense, mill-sized bales of a variety of commodities, with a much smaller operational footprint and overall cost, when compared to horizontal balers.
The balers cycle automatically when material is loaded into the chamber from the conveyor. This eliminates the need to touch the product entering the baler, as well as unnecessary control touches during the baling process. When the bale is completed, employees must manually tie the bale, but the bale can be ejected automatically with hydraulic ejectors.
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Each of Harmony’s three horizontal balers allow for tipper or conveyor feeding and operate with automatic cycling when the chamber is full. These machines accommodate high volumes of product and create bales quickly with industry leading cycle times.
The HMI interface and SmartBale technology standard on each of these models allow you to create custom bale weights and shift materials without preconditioning or bale contamination.
One added feature of our HM-A160 is the auto tie feature. This makes the entire baling process a true, no-touch operation at the highest efficiency rate.
Breweries/Bottling Facilities/Contract Packagers
This innovative liquid extraction baler combines the benefits of our vertical automatic balers with liquid extraction technology.
Breweries, bottling facilities, and contract packagers are able to deposit out-of-spec product into the conveyor hopper.
The PET, aluminum, or Tetrapak containers are fed into the baler, which punctures, drains, and automatically cycles the product as a bale to be hydraulically ejected and shipped out for recycling.
The residual liquid captured in the large 254.5 gallon reservoir can be automatically pumped out to a collection or drainage system of your choice.
Harmony Enterprises is tracking how businesses are responding and adapting to the ever-changing workplace and markets. As the solutions provider for waste handling and recycling, we are here to help you leverage existing and emerging technologies to better navigate these changes. If you are interested in learning more about our conveyor fed automatic balers & compactors, please Contact Us or call us at (507) 886-6666, and Experience Harmony today!