What Is A Mill Sized Vertical Baler?
Mill sized vertical balers are the industry standard for recycling high volumes of a variety of commodities. They are used by businesses that generate large amounts of recyclables like cardboard, plastic, shrink wrap, aluminum, non-ferrous metals, textiles, and paper. They are the preferred recycling machine for retailers, grocers, recyclers, manufacturers, and more.
These balers typically have a higher ram force and create bales that are more uniform in size and density.
A standard mill sized bale is 60″ x 30-51″ x 30″. A mill sized bale can range anywhere from 800 to over 1000 pounds, depending on what is being baled.
Types Of Vertical Mill Sized Balers
Operators implementing mill sized balers typically choose the space-saving orientation of vertical balers in order to reduce the operational footprint required. Some models, like Harmony’s M60CB are designed specifically for one type of recyclable like cardboard. Others, like our M60STD are made to handle a wide variety of valuable commodities. Low profile balers, like our M60MD operate under a normal 8′ ceiling.
While most vertical mill sized balers are manually fed through a larger feed opening, like Harmony’s T60XDRC can be conveyor fed and cycle automatically until a full bale is created.
Why Are These Balers Desirable?
There are many benefits to owning and using a mill sized baler in your business.
Here are just a few:
- Because mill sized bales are uniform in size and density, it makes them easier to stack, store, and transport.
- With the larger loading doors, boxes and other bulky recyclables do not need to be broken down prior to loading them in the chamber and baling them. This reduces labor costs and the potential for employee injury using tools like box cutters.
- Larger, mill sized bales do not need to be ejected and tied as often, reducing employee time needed for baling. This is especially important in a world where labor shortages are impacting just about every business sector.
- Mill sized bales do not need to be reprocessed by recyclers because they are already at their desired size. Additional processing of smaller bales reduces their value and the amount of revenue your business can generate recycling.
Other Types Of Mill Sized Balers
Mill sized balers are not limited to vertical balers. There are also many horizontal options that all create mill sized bales. When a shear blade is needed for automatic processing, a closed door manual tie baler, like Harmony’s HM-60 is the right solution. When you need the extra power of a two ram horizontal baler, our HM-2R185 is your best option. And, for those who required auto tie features, our HM-A160 open end auto tie baler is the industry standard in performance.
There are also liquid extraction balers that make mill sized bales. These innovative machines perforate, drain, and bale out-of-spec liquid product like soda, beer, water, energy drinks, lotions, shampoos, and more! Three of our four ExtractPack balers make these desirable bales of aluminum, PET, and Tetra Pak. Harmony’s ExtractPack Pro is the conveyor fed vertical option, while our ExtractPack Plus and ExtractPack Max are horizontal solutions that can be fed in a variety of ways such as with a tipper or conveyor.
When Is A Mill Sized Baler Not The Right Solution?
There are instances in which a mill sized baler is not the right solution for your business. For those who generate a smaller volume of commodities, have limited operational space, or a smaller budget, a small recycling baler would be a better fit.
Harmony’s assurance is that you will always be proposed the right waste or recycling solution for your business, from our wide range of equipment options.
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