When it comes to recycling balers, there are a lot of industry terms that get thrown around, making it confusing for consumers to select the right baler for their business. Some of these baler descriptions include heavy duty baler, high density baler, and high capacity baler. Heavy duty balers are reinforced machines that are designed to handle a variety of recyclables. High density balers are ones that provide enough ram force to make consistently dense bales of recyclables at desired weights. So, what is a high capacity baler?
What Is A High Capacity Baler?
In theory, a high capacity baler is one that can handle large amounts of material and produce a consistent bales at a high frequency. A conveyor fed automatic-auto tie horizontal baler has a larger volume and throughput than a traditional manually fed vertical baler. But, the term capacity is relative in recycling. There are many things that determine the capacity of a baler. These are just a few:
- The types of materials being recycled. Every commodity has traits that make it unique, such as density, moisture, thickness, rebound rate, and more. A baler’s capacity for aluminum cans, for example, would be much different than the same baler being used for cardboard cores.
- The size of the feed opening and chamber. This is a more obvious contributor to capacity. The more volume the baler holds, and the larger the opening to feed material, the higher the capacity should be.
- The manner and speed in which the baler is fed product. A conveyor fed baling system is going to be able to generate a higher capacity than a manually fed machine.
- Machine specifications like ram force, system pressure, surface area of the platen, cylinder & rod size, motor horsepower, and more all help to determine how dense the bale will be, allowing for greater capacity.
Examples Of High Capacity Balers
Harmony manufactures the widest range of waste and recycling solutions available on the market. Part of our complete product line includes several high capacity recycling balers. Here are just a few examples of high capacity vertical, horizontal, and liquid extraction balers.
This high density baler is also high capacity because it is designed to accept large cardboard boxes through its extra large 24″x 72” feed opening. The bigger opening allows full cardboard boxes to be deposited without breaking them down first, making the process more efficient.
One of our most efficient high capacity balers, this conveyor fed automatic cycling baler makes mill-sized bales of a variety of materials. The incredible 235,620 lbs. of ram force makes this powerhouse of a baler ideal for recycle centers and transfer stations.
This high capacity horizontal baler can be fed in a variety of ways, including via hopper, tipper, or conveyor. It automatically cycles and has innovative shear blade technology to allow for constant depositing without jamming.
The ultimate in high capacity efficiency. This auto tie baler creates bales without the need to stop the baling process for loading or tying off the bale. Frequently used in paper mills, the HM-A160 is ideal auto tie baler for recyclers who are working with high volumes of corrugated cardboard, cartons, tissue, newspaper, or other paper products.
The largest of our liquid extraction balers, the ExtractPack Max perforates, drains, and bales up to 25,000 aluminum cans in each bale. Now that’s high capacity!
How Do You Know Which High Capacity Baler To Get?
Because the capacity of a baler can depend on a number of variables, its best to talk with an industry professional to learn which one is right for your business. Harmony Enterprises has decades of experience designing and manufacturing high capacity vertical balers, horizontal balers, and liquid extraction balers. Each comes with our industry leading 3-2-1 warranty, free quotes, site reviews, and customer referrals.