Would knowing the dimensions of this stainless steel welded unit help in solving this puzzle? This state-of-art container is 108 inches x 100 inches and can hold approximately 177,156 cu/in or 103 cu/ft of material.
To give you perspectives on its volume, it can hold approximately:
- 771 – gallons of coffee
- 16,360 – 6 oz cups of yogurt
- 408 – men’s basketballs
- 8,201 – 12 oz. aluminum cans
It’s a Hopper for a Beverage Extraction Baler!
Although its capacity for volume is immense, the floor space taken up the unit is minimal when it is put into use as the hopper on the Harmony Enterprises’ PERF-SSHB GEN2. This beverage extraction baler is a revolutionary machine used in bottling facilities all around the world. Employees at these plants pour the aluminum or PET plastic to be baled from a forklift into the hopper. The product is then moved through a perforation chamber in which the cans or bottles are punctured and the liquid is safely transported to the 207-gallon stainless steel liquid reservoir that has a custom 2PC straining screen system to catch debris. The remaining recyclable product is baled into dense mill-sized bales. The PERF-SSHB GEN2 Beverage Extraction Baler uses an incredible 25,000 cans in its bale making process!
The PERF-SSHB GEN2 Beverage Extraction Baler uses an incredible 25,000 cans in its bale making process!
Why Bottling Facilities Invest in Beverage Extraction Balers
Bottling facilities initially consider investing in this equipment to help them manage out-of-date product and adjust internal SKU’s. They are overjoyed with the 1.5 FTE’s saved and the additional revenue provided by the recycled product created with the PERF-SSHB GEN2.
The next time you see one of these hoppers on the highway, remember the positive impact that it is having on bottling plant operations, as well as on the global environment!
Harmony Enterprises, Inc. makes balers, compactors, and beverage extraction equipment of all sizes for waste and recycling. We also provide industry leading customer service, warranty options, and preventive maintenance plans as part of a total global solutions approach. We care about the environment and are always working toward making the earth a greener, more sustainable place for generations to come. If you are interested in learning more about our beverage extraction equipment, or other recycling and waste equipment or services, please contact us or call us at 888-474-2253.