Vertical balers can be used for recycling
paper, plastic, nonferrous material, wire, aluminum cans, cardboard
or even used clothes. The machines are ideal for compacting large
amounts of material into a dense, secure unit, which makes for
easier storage of the material or immediate transport or sale.
The units created by balers also help to optimize storage or
transport capacity and can help keep work areas clean and clutter-free.
Harmony Enterprises has offered versatile
and highly-customizable balers and compactors for recycling since
1970. According to Brent Christiansen, vice president of sales,
“Quality, dedication and attention to detail is what sets our
products apart. Our equipment is not only built to offer superior
functionality, but is also designed to be aesthetically pleasing
and fit well within our client’s workplace.”
Compliant with all safety regulations, Harmony
products also carry the CE mark. “With over 40 models of vertical
balers, automatic balers, and indoor and outdoor compactors,
we offer products that fit the demand of any solid waste recycling
need. We have several models for recycling paper and plastic
but the two systems that really stand out are the T60XDRC and
S60XDRC models,” Christiansen said. He stated that both systems
can be configured as a unique rear feed baler for use in very
high capacity situations, and a simple front feed system is also
offered for situations where space is limited.
Via the rear feed system, steel and aluminum
cans, plastic bottles and newsprint are simply dumped into the
conveyor hopper. The material is then conveyed into the baler
and automatically compacted into extremely dense bales. When
the desired bale height is reached, the baler shuts down and
a signal alerts the operator to tie off and eject the bale. The
computer engineered frames can withstand 235,620 lbs. of force,
and the T60XDRC features a 10” bore hydraulic cylinder with twin
torque tubes. Extra heavy duty construction extends to every
aspect of the machines, including the dual hydraulic ejectors,
which smoothly eject bales weighing over 2,000 pounds. A hydraulically
operated variable speed conveyor option is controlled by the
baler and is designed to maximize productivity.
A large 7” cylinder, 96,000 lb. ram pressure,
and 42 second cycle time, coupled with its rear hopper and conveyor,
provides the power and capacity to quickly bale a variety of
materials and the machines offers the option to manually feed
various materials through the front door. The rear hopper and
conveyor loading system saves labor and preparation time and
the product is ideal for: recycling centers, transfer stations,
supermarkets, hotels and motels, department stores, manufacturing
facilities, colleges/universities, military bases, shopping centers
and many industrial/commercial applications.
Baler output provides the operator with consistent,
high-quality, heavy bales without preconditioning and results
in a reduction of required storage space and transportation costs.
All Harmony Enterprise machines are designed for many years of
reliable, trouble free service. The S60XDRC model is usually
purchased with a 36” wide conveyor but can be customized to accommodate
a 48” conveyor.
“A vertical baler is a sound investment.
A customer who wants to bale and sell cardboard can typically
see a complete return on their investment within a year,” said
Mary C. Johnson, inside sales and shipping manager at Harris.
The company offers eight different vertical baler models that
are “affordable, durable, and easy to operate in reducing waste
and associated costs. Our heavy duty products are easily unloaded,
meet ANSI standards, have UL approved control panels and can
bale newspaper, cardboard, high grade paper, plastics, steel/aluminum
cans and nonferrous metals. Harris balers are designed with space
in mind and with a maximum width of 75”, depth of 47”, and height
of 148”, it is easy to find the perfect location in your facility
for one of our balers,” Johnson said.
Ken Korney is sales manager at IPS Balers.
IPS offers has a full line of vertical balers to meet the challenges
of baling plastics, containers, nonferrous and fiber material.
“Our balers are in operation worldwide and in most industries
that generate waste which can be recycled – including municipal
solid waste. Our most popular and generally used vertical baler
is the Model V-60-B, which produces a mill size bale (60” x 30”
x 45”) of old corrugated containers at a weight of up to 1,100
“Features of the baler include a control
panel disconnect switch, a pressure gauge in the hydraulic system,
a safety guard and limit switch, and ‘pinch points’ have been
eliminated in the rear of the frame,” Korney stated. He said
that IPS strives for continuous improvement in product design
so their balers are as efficient, green and user and maintenance-friendly
as they can be. IPS works with major, national companies to help
provide equipment for material recycling facilities with single
steam recycling processes. “Our patented designs include examples
like as our ‘Pre-Compression Lid’ and our ‘Articulating Hinge-Side’.
These features help increase baling production, reduce wear and
extend floor life,” Korney said.