Baling wire is a necessity for any recycling operation in facilities small and large. Since it can be expensive, many recycling professionals are looking for ways to reduce accessory waste and decrease costs. Opportunities for reducing expenses often come with experience in knowing your recycling equipment and the materials being baled. When choosing which bale fastener to use, the main factor to consider is the type of baler you are using. Here are some best practices for baler wire usage and how to avoid broken bales.
- Practice good bale handling to avoid breaking wire and bales (stacking bales properly, limit handling of bales, etc.)
- Know how much wire is required on an exceptionally heavy or light bale. Always use enough wire on the bales to prevent bale breakage.
- Use adequate gauge/diameter of baling wire for the materials you are securing.
If you have questions on which baler wire to use when baling specific materials in a Harmony baler, please contact us at (507) 886-6666. Harmony Enterprises sells a wide variety of accessories and carts for all of your baling needs.