For over 40 years, Harmony Enterprises has been a leading manufacturer of compactors and balers for applications of every size, need, and scope. Industrial and commercial applications are no exception. We know keeping your compactor functional and efficient is important to the overall flow of your operations and waste management process. That’s why Harmony’s industrial compactors are built with the highest-quality materials and made to withstand heavy-duty commercial use.
Whether you’re crushing, extracting, baling, or all of the above, Harmony is here to help you get the job done right, and done reliably. Read on to learn more about industrial compactors and what to look for.
How Does an Industrial Compactor Work?
All Industrial Outdoor Compactors work generally in the same way. Waste is deposited into the compactor until it is full and no more waste can be added. An operator runs the compactor, engaging the ram to push the trash into an attached container. The ram extends a certain depth into the container, compacting the waste into a much smaller volume. When the container can hold no more compacted trash, a waste hauler is contacted to empty the contents of the container and haul it away. The process begins all over again.
There is a proven ROI with outdoor compactors as they help to reduce costs associated with hauling, operational space, vermin, odor, pilfering, and fire hazards.
What to Look for in an Outdoor Compactor
There are two basic types of Industrial Outdoor Compactors: Stationary Compactors, and Self-Contained Compactors.
Stationary Compactors are used when there is dry waste, such as wood, metal, and other non-recyclable materials that need to be disposed of. They are usually anchored to the ground in a fixed position. When emptied, the container is removed from the compactor and the waste is dumped and hauled away.
Self Contained Compactors are used for both wet or dry waste. The compactor is permanently attached to the container and there is often a sump system to remove the liquid waste safely. When the unit is full, the entire compactor is loaded onto a truck to be taken to the landfill.
The configuration used to dump the waste into your compactor can vary greatly, depending on the physical space available, the type of waste being dumped, and the volume of waste being deposited. There are ground fed, chute fed, hoppers, doghouses, walk-on decks, and loading docks. This helpful blog can help you with understanding compactor configurations.
The size of the container also makes a difference, depending on the size of the industrial compactor, type of waste, volume of waste, and the frequency in which the hauler will be picking up the container. Many compactors use 2, 4, 6, or 8 yard containers, but larger operations use 20-40 yard containers for greater efficiency.
Browse our Most Popular Industrial Compactors
Our Outdoor Stationary Compactors Include a Variety of Models:
Our C100 is utilized by retail stores nationwide. This durable compactor takes up little space in your waste corral, and can be used with a variety of container sizes and configurations. You would need to be sure your waste isn’t larger than the charge opening.
Harmony’s C200 Stationary Compactor is a rugged mid-sized stationary compactor often used in supermarkets and landfills.
The C300 is the largest of the standard Stationary Compactors, and is often used to manage waste in larger industrial applications or big box stores.
The P200 is the first of our vertical outdoor compactors. It has a 2-yard container and minimal operational footprint.
VC100: Harmony’s VC100 is the vertical compactor for larger waste. It is ideal for use in corrals that have limited space. This 6-yard vertical compactor uses 28,274 lbs. of ram force and has a unique “turret” style loading door can be angled so that the compactor can be ground fed or chute fed from any angle.
Harmony’s Self-Contained Compactors are built from prime high-quality steel plate and structural steel channel and tubing. These UL listed self-contained compactors are designed to fit virtually any application. They are often utilized by larger convenient store chains, schools, medical facilities, and industrial distribution centers.
Need Help Finding the Right Outdoor Compactor for You?
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