Choosing Non-Ferrous Metal Balers
Recycling non-ferrous metals is big business. Non-ferrous metals that are often recycled include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium and other precious metals. Of all these metals, aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust, and not surprisingly, also one of the most recycled materials today. Recycling non-ferrous metals is important because even new metals require a combined use of secondary metals. Read more about recycling non-ferrous metals here.
Recycling non-ferrous metals usually involves several steps, including sorting, baling, shearing, and melting. Non-ferrous metal balers are needed to complete the process of compacting and baling the non-ferrous metals into large blocks, or bales.
Baling the non-ferrous metals with a metal baler makes them easier to handle and transport from a business to a recycler, or from a recycling center to an end user.
Vertical Metal Balers Ideal for Recycling Non-Ferrous Metals:
Harmony Enterprises proudly manufactures the widest range of waste and recycling solutions available on the market. Some of those include vertical balers that are suitable for non-ferrous metal applications. Typically, recyclers prefer non-ferrous bales to be a minimum of 60″, or mill-sized. This makes the bales heavier and easier to stack, store, load, and transport on trucks or in containers. Knowing which one to choose will depend on the type of non-ferrous metal you are recycling, the volume and throughput you need baled, how you need to load the material into the baler, the operational space available to you in your facility, and your overall budget.
Here are just a few of our most popular mill-sized non-ferrous metal vertical balers:
M60STD – The M60STD Vertical Baler is loaded with features and is the perfect combination of high performance and excellent value. With its powerful 6″ cylinder and larger loading door, the M60STD makes consistently dense mill-sized bales of metals using its impressive 56,550 lbs. ram force.
S60XD/XDRC – The S60XD Vertical Baler offers a unique combination of power and flexibility for any application. Using a 7″ cylinder and 20HP motor, this baler has an incredible 92,360 lbs. of ram force! The XDRC model attaches a conveyor fed system in which metals can be dumped into a hopper and transported into the chamber through the rear of the baler, allowing for automatic cycling.
T60XD/XDRC – The T60XD Vertical Baler can be configured as a unique rear feed baler for use in very high capacity situations as well as a simple front feed system where space is really at a premium.
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Horizontal Non-Ferrous Metal Balers:
Sometimes the volume or size of non-ferrous recyclables are so big that it warrants the use of a horizontal recycling baler. While Harmony offers three models of affordable and efficient horizontal balers, our HM-60 has a specific model type designed specifically to handle non-ferrous applications.
HM60 Closed End Manual Tie Horizontal Baler – This durable and long lasting horizontal baler has smart bale technology that helps you predetermine the size and weight of the bale using a color touch screen HMI. It is designed with durable interlocking chassis construction and has innovative shear blade technology. The HM60 can be fed from a variety of ways, to optimize your metal recycling efforts.
Let Harmony Help!
Knowing whether or not you need a vertical or horizontal baler to recycle non-ferrous metals can be a challenge. Let the experts at Harmony help! We will use our proven process to work with you and provide exactly the right solution for your business. One that makes sense for your specific needs, space, and budget. Give us a call at (507) 886-6666 or fill out this simple form today!