Safe disposal system impresses employees and managers!
Since the beginning of this year two half automatic balers “AutoLoadBaler” are placed at Albert Berner GmbH. They streamline their disposal processes, reduce high costs and make disposal more safety.
How did you take notice of the AutoLoadBaler?
Mr. Daniel Kleiner, specialist for work safety and logistics, reports: "For the first time I noticed the AutoLoadBaler at the Logimat in March 2015. After intensive study of the information materials, a practical demonstration and a personal conversation with Mir. Blöhs, from Strautmann Umwelttechnik, we decided to buy the presses a short time later.”
Every year, the leading trading company for consumables, tools, accessories and services for professional users in the industry, as well as in the construction and automotive sectors, generates approx. 240 tons of cardboard. These are now compacted with two half automatic balers, which are centrally located at the main points. One AutoLoadBaler is located in the goods receipt of the 15,000 m² logistics center in Künzelsau, the other in the picking warehouse. Overall, the cardboard is collected in over 30 collection carts and transported to the balers.
When a collection cart is full the operator pushes it into the AutoLoadBaler. One button press and the collection cart is emptied by itself in a matter of seconds. The staff can directly continue to work and doesn’t have filling time anymore. Daniel Kleiner “We have a closed system with the AutoLoadBaler, which is very important to me as a specialist for work safety. There is no possibility to intervene when the machine is running. The central position of the press means shorter running distances, no disposal by wind and weather and a free available ramp. The disposal is generally faster and more convenient. “The efficiency has also improved enormously. Due to the loss of container rental, high revenues and time savings we have cost savings of 46,000€ every year. This is a calculation that makes fun”, says Kleiner.
AutoLoadBaler – A very important unique selling point
Kleiner explains why it had to be none other baler than the AutoLoadBaler: "The AutoLoadBaler features a very important unique selling point: the collection carts. That was the main reason for us to decide for Strautmann. The collection cart is simply pushed into the side of the baler and then emptied by itself, everyone can handle this system. All other systems require more handling operation”.
Before the cardboard was collected in different containers and then transported to the outside placed press container by forklift. Emptying of collecting containers was only possible by unsing a pallet truck or a forklift. So that the forklift traffic was very high. The press container was then picked up every second day. This resulted in high handling and transport costs. In addition, the press container blocked a ramp, which was urgently needed. Overall the disposal of cardboard packaging was time-consuming and cost-intensive.
The usage of two Strautmann AutoLoadBaler has made the disposal of cardboard packaging much easier for the employees. The employees are happy about the quick and ergonomic disposal. In economic terms the company saves 46.000€ each year. Albert Berner GmbH has optimized it’s disposal optimally and is a big fan of the AutoLoadBaler.
Information about Albert Berner Deutschland GmbH
The Albert Berner Deutschland GmbH, based in Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg, is a German subsidiary of the internationally established Berner Group. The divisions Berner, Caramba and BTI are the pillars of the Berner Group.
Today Berner is one of the leading multi-channel distributors of consumables, tools, accessories and services for professional users in the construction, automotive and industrial sectors. Across Europe, around 6,500 employees, 4,500 of them in the sales force, ensure a perfect all-round service. Berner stands for professional and personal advice, sophisticated service concepts and services as well as a high-quality and comprehensive product range of 75,000 products. This is how Berner combines local personal advice with the advantages of digital distribution channels. Above all, the high level of enthusiasm for the craft is what distinguishes Berner throughout Europe.
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Thursday, 21.. September 2017
LiquiDrainer®: Emptying in a matter of seconds at the Drinktec!
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH is a manufacturer and distributor of the latest waste disposal technology based in Glandorf, Germany. The company reports about successful conversation at Drinktec from September 11th to 15th in Munich.
Visitors were very interested in streamlining and optimizing their disposal processes. Those who visited the stand in Hall B4 512 had the opportunity to take a look at economical, quick and safe disposal solutions. The disposal of full beverage containers was in the focus of interest. Strautmann also showed that the company is not only a specialist in emptying. Strautmann's product range also includes presses for compaction of various materials such as film, cardboard and PET.
Highlight: Live at the Strautmann stand the visitors throw PET bottles in the LiquiDrainer® to see how the dewaterer empties and devalues them within seconds. In order to show the visitors an optimal waste disposal process in the beverage industry a model making was presented as an example. This showed the process from filling the beverage containers, through emptying to the automatic compaction with balers and briquetting presses.
Full or half-full beverages and containers are thrown in the hopper of the LiquiDrainer®. A rotating rotor perforates cans, PET bottles and containers within seconds, so that the liquids can remove and the containers are devalued. In this process, the containers are perforated and not shredded! That guarantees a long life-time of the rotor. The out flowing liquid passes through a coarse filter box in a targeted way. Thereby no residues of beverage packaging contains in the waste water.
The resume of Sandra, Kerkhoff, Head of Marketing, Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH: "A successful exhibition with a variety of international visitors with huge interest to optimize the disposal. It seems that recycling is playing an increasing important role in many different countries such as China, Mexico and Nigeria. It is of course a great opportunity for us to be able to tap into new sales markets. But personally, it is great to see people dealing with the issue of environment and recycling and taking it seriously. It is a good thing for everyone. "
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5 steps to save 4.000h during disposal of recycables!
Strautmann is looking back on a very successful trade fair in Düsseldorf.
At the Interpack, Strautmann Umwelttechnik presented different waste handling solutions. The company offers balers and briquetting presses for compaction of valuable materials such as cardboard, film, PET, and airpop®.
In focus - the automatic baler AutoLoadBaler with an integrated collection system. Visitors have been able to watch live what it’s like to dispose of automatically and time efficient. With only 5 steps savings of 4,000h time can be used effectively within your core business.
1. Step: Insert the cardboardinto the collection trolley
The collection trolleys are placed directly at source where cardboard accrues. The employees conveniently just throw the cardboard box into the collecting trolley.
2. Step: Insertion of the collection trolley into the AutoLoadBaler
The filled collection trolley is pushed in a second in the side of the AutoLoadBaler. At the push of a button the pressing process begins. The employee is now proceeding to work and collection trolleys are emptied by itself.
3. Step: Automatic emptying of the collection trolley
The bottom of the collection trolley is lifted by a scissor lift table. The cardboard boxes thus move upwards. A special rotor technique pulls the cardboard and distributes it evenly in the press chamber.
4. Step: Compaction of cardboard
By a pressing force of 530kN, the cardboard is compacted into a direct marketable bale. With four quick-link wires the bale is tied up quickly and ready for pick up.
5. Step: Marketing of bales
The 400kg direct marketable bales are directly sold to the recycling market with high revenues. Ensuring a 100% transport payload and high revenues result in an economical and environmentally friendly disposal.
With the centrally located AutoLoadBaler your employees have more time for the core business, less walking distances and no waiting and filling times at the baler.
In addition to the disposal of cardboard, visitors were also able to watch LIVE how film is compacted with a small baler. The small and compact machine is placed centrally, to ensure shorter walking distances and time saving. The compaction of film into bales is economical and achieves higher revenues .
Strautmann´s wide range of products offers vertical balers from small to large, from manual to fully automatic and briquetting presses on top.
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Do you also still tear up your cardboard packaging manually?
The solution: automatic baling press AutoLoadBaler
Strautmann is looking back on a very successful exhibition in Stuttgart from March 14th-16th. Numerous LogiMat visitors came by at our booth in Hall 3 A65. The "AutoLoadBaler", a baler with automatic collection and filling system was the major attraction. The visitors were able to get a realistic impression of "modern disposal" with numerous LIVE-compactions at the stand. They learned how cardboard packaging is disposed of in a time-saving and economic way.
The centrally positioned AutoLoadBaler with collection trolleys optimizes the disposal. Up to 4,000 hours are possibly saved with the AutoLoadBaler.
Collection trolleys are placed directly at source where cardboard packaging accrues. The employees just have to put the cardboard packaging into the collecting trolley and insert it in the baler. Afterwards employees just push one button to start the baler and go back to work. During this process, the inserted collection trolley is emptied automatically. A scissor lifting table pushes the bottom of the collecting trolley upwards. The cardboard is gripped by the rotor and then conveyed evenly into the press chamber. The collection trolley thus is emptied by itself. With 53t pressing force, the cardboard is pressed into a 400kg bale, being ready for high revenue marketing.
Advantages for your employees:
- more time for the core business
- less walking distances
- no waiting and filling time
Through disposal systems such as press containers, you are wasting precious time of your employees. With the AutoLoadBaler you have more time for the core business. Thanks to direct marketable bales you achieve high revenues and short amortization times.
On the exhibition, alsoour BalePress 10 has been set up for film disposal, where Strautmann also received positive resonance. This small BalePress compacts material optimal. Central positioning and runway savings allow the small and compact baler giving a success guarantee. Even with the compacted film bales customers achieve higher revenues.Strautmann balers and briquetting presses optimize disposal in the areas of warehousing, logistics, retail and beverage industry for more than 20 years. With the wide range of products from small and compact balers up to full automatic balers, Strautmann is your reliable partner.
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Modern waste disposal meets specialist audience at Euroshop!
At the Euroshop, Strautmann presented its various waste solutions from 05. – 09. March 2017.
Strautmann reports about a positive response at Euroshop. National and international retailers visited the booth in Hall 3 A65.
At the exhibition, the BalePress 10 a small baler for film and the AutoLoadBaler for cardboard disposal were presented. Strautmann balers are used to compact annual quantities of cardboard and film from 5t up to 350t. Thanks to the high compacted bales and the central assembly of the balers, customers save money and also achieve high revenues.
Highlight at the exhibition: A part of the Strautmann exhibition ground was equipped with a tartan raceway. This led to the AutoLoadBaler, a bale press with automatic collection and filling system. On the tartan raceway collection trolleys printed with customer statements were positioned. Conventional containers such as lattice carts and shopping carts have also been positioned for comparison. The visual difference between the ordinary collection trolleys and the overloaded lattice boxes became quickly clear. The interested also recognized the advantage of the collection trolleys - high filling volume and individual print for a clean and economical disposal. The model construction with the disposal situation "before press container" and “after AutoLoadBaler" also achieved high attention. The visitors recognized themselves in the disposal situation. Surrounding cartons in the corridors and overloaded shopping carts are no part of modern disposal anymore. The cardboard packaging disturbs the pleasant ambience of the shopping malls.
The solution: Automatic baler - AutoLoadBalerCardboard boxes are thrown into the collecting trolley and then driven into the AutoLoadBaler. The collection trolley is pushed into the side of the press and gets emptied by itself. Thanks to the central installation and automatic emptying and compaction, the employees have shorter distances and no waiting or filling time. The collection trolleys can be printed pleasing by individual prints.
Function: The collection trolley loaded with cardboard is inserted into the side of the machine. The bottom of the collecting trolley is lifted upwards via a scissor lift. A rotor then pulls the cardboard evenly into the press chamber. The collection trolley thus is emptied by itself. After the collecting trolley has been emptied, the pressing process begins. With a pressing force of 53t, a 400kg directmarketable bale is compacted. The automatic emptying of the collection trolley and the reduction of the internal walking distances save up to 2.000 hours annually. Your employees have more time for the core business.
Josef Stenten, Managing director Rewe Stenten in Aachen reports: „The key point is that we reduced our collections from 27,778 to 7,018 collections. We walk 2,000 hours less every year for the waste disposal and save lots of costs. Strautmann offered to us the solution with the mobile collecting trolley – an excellent idea. Now the handling of the mobile trolley is much more comfortable. The atmosphere in our market is much more quiet and pleasant for our customers as well.”
The company Strautmann Umwelttechnik is a manufacturer of balers and briquetting presses. The volume of the recyclable material like:- cardboard packaging- film- PET, beverage cans, TetraPack
can be reduced to a minimum with the presses.
- Central positioning of the presses reduce the walking distances.
- Large filling openings and automatic filling systems lead to high time savings.
- The compaction of the materials also minimizes the volume and saves space.
- The result is full transport capacity because of directmarketable bales and briquettes.
- Lower forklift and transport costs also save a lot of Co² emissions. This way waste disposal is
economically efficient and environmentally friendly.
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BayWa AG discovers the assets that are hidden in the waste disposal!
BayWa AG in Röthlein, Germany, uses the new disposal solutions AutoLoadBaler and BalePress to dispose of cardboard and film. With this disposal solution 33,000€ are saved every year.
The trading and service company Baywa AG is one of the largest full-range centers and supplies products for agriculture. More than one year ago BayWA AG discovered a new kind of disposal technology for themselves - the AutoLoadBaler. It not only guarantees an easy and comfortable disposal it also saves time of up to annually 4,000 hours.
AutoLoadBaler - Modern and automatic disposal
Thanks to its small footprint, the AutoLoadBaler was positioned centrally in the logistics centre. 100t cardboard and 5t film are collected with the 10 collection trolleys. The resulting cardboard is stored directly at source in a collecting trolley and then pushed into the side of the press. The employee starts the emptying process just by pushing a button. The employee can proceed directly with his work.
The moveable ground of the collecting trolley is conveyed upwards by a scissor lift. The cardboard thus reaches a rotor which conveys the cardboard boxes into the press chamber. After that the cardboard is compacted into a bale. Annoying, manual emptying is completely banished. The collection trolley is emptied by itself.
The AutoLoadBaler compacts cardboard with 530kN pressing force into 400kg heavy, directly marketable bales. They can be marketed to high revenues.
Mr. Michael Hunstock, Head of logistics centre, Baywa AG Röthlein, reports: "With the AutoLoadBaler, we have now a space-saving and automatic disposal solution that is amortized within 9 months! Our walking routes and disposal times have been greatly reduced since then!"
AutoLoadBaler – Compact and unique
"The uniqueness of the machine was the main reason for the purchase. Other competitors offer disposal solutions, in which the collection trolleys are emptied by using a scissor lift table at the AutoLoadBaler is compact and unique. No one else could offer us such a solution! "Michael Hunstock, Head of the logistic center, Baywa AG Röthlein
BalePress - Disposal of film
At BayWa AG approximately 5 tonnes of film accrues per year. The film also need to be compacted easily. Therefore a film bag is attached to each collection trolley of the AutoLoadBaler. This allows the employees to dispose of cardboard and film simultaneously with one disposal system. As soon as the film bag is full, it is brought to the BalePress positioned next to the AutoLoadBaler. The film bag is removed from the holding of the collecting trolley and placed into the BalePress. With a pressing force of 6t, the press plate presses the film into a 60kg-80kg film bale. The press plate remains on the film bale after the pressing process, thus prevents re-expansion of the material. The result is a high bale density and less consumption of binding material.
C ost reduction
With the right disposal you save a small fortune every year. Baywa AG in Röthlein has saved around € 33,000 a year since the use of the automatic baler AutoLoadBaler and the BalePress.
Previous disposal with a press container
Cardboard was collected in pallet cages and film was collected in film bags. The materials were transported to the press container outside. Once arrived at the press container, the pallet cages had to be emptied manually. The employees had to accept long walking distances in wind and weather, so that the cardboard and film was placed as small and space-saving as possible into the pallet cages. Pre-crushing took much time and was unproductive. The whole procedure was time consuming and took the staff lots of strength.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH at the Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany - Hall 5 Stand J02
Efficient changes lead to higher disposal revenues!
AMK A. Müller GmbH & Co. KG based in Römerstein, Germany is a supplier to the automotive industry. Well known manufacturers such as Daimler are customers of the company. Now AMK disposes the resulting cardboard packaging and film with Strautmann balers. The company has around 130 employees at Römerstein, Germany which operates in 3 shifts from Monday to Friday.
The aim of AMK was to minimize the costs by optimizing waste management processes and getting higher revenues for compacted recyclables.
The packaging materials cardboard and film were stored in garbage cans and pallet cages and had to be taken to the outside placed troughs several times a day. Emptying garbage cans and pallet cages was done manually. That took a lot of time and was very exhausting. The troughs were quickly overfilled by the loose material, so that they had to be picked up daily by the waste disposal company. In addition monthly rental costs were incurred for the troughs. This was very time and cost intensive.
AMK has changed their disposal of packaging material from troughs to a multi-chamber baler MK 700 for film and a baler with automatic emptying, called AutoLoadBaler. The change of disposal system from troughs to balers is very efficient. The AutoLoadBaler and the MK 700 have not only optimized the disposal process, at AMK, they have also increased the revenues for the recyclables.
Disposal of the cardboard packaging: Approximately 90 tonnes of cardboard are disposed of with the Strautmann AutoLoadBaler and nine collecting trolleys. The AutoLoadBaler is placed in the warehouse and the collection trolleys are stationed in the production and the warehouse at central points. Thus employees have shorter walkways and can easily put cardboard into the collecting trolley. As soon as the collection trolleys are full they are driven by an employee to the AutoLoadBaler. The collection trolley can easily be pushed into the side of the press. By pressing "push-button" automatic emptying of the collection trolley automatically and annoying manual emptying and waiting time are completely eliminated. With 530kN the cardboard is compacted into 400kg directly marketable bales. The bales are stored in the warehouse and marketed to high revenues. In line with the corporate objective of "protecting the environment", CO² emission is saved by full truck load.
Multi - chamber baler
Disposal of inside film: The resulting film is compacted by a multi-chamber baler that is placed next the AutoLoadBaler in the warehouse. In production and warehouse the film is stored in pallet cages and PE garbage cans and then driven by an employee to the multi-chamber baler. The baler compacts the material sorted inside two chambers. The press plate is moveable to the filled press chamber. The other chamber serves as material storage. With 70kN the film is compacted into a bale of approx. 40kg. Especially for film it is very lucrative to compact the re-expanded material to reduce the costs of transport and handling.
Advantages current disposal situation:
- Through central collection of the cardboard using the collecting trolley runways have been reduced.
- Time is saved because of automatic emptying manual insertion of cardboard is no longer necessary.
- Cost are saved. Monthly costs for collecting the troughs and rents are now completely eliminated.
- Disposal of the film causes less time and costs.
- By marketing cardboard and film bales cost are lowered and revenues are increased.
- AMK has also pursued the goal of saving CO² emissions. By compaction of the material in bales the recyclables only have to be collected quarterly: that saves a lot of transport routes.
AMK A. Müller GmbH & Co. KG. is very satisfied with Strautmann's economic disposal concept. Since the balers have been installed, the costs have been minimized and the revenues for recyclables have been increased!
Bernd Hummel, Team Leader Engineering, AMK A. Müller GmbH & Co. KG., Head of Logistics, reported: "With an amortization period of approximately 18 months, the purchase of our disposal solution AutoLoadBaler is economical and efficient."
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AutoLoadBaler - Unique and patented
From warehouses to stores – A success for everyone!
Originally designed for the retail industry, our AutoLoadBaler now inspires warehousing and production industry with automatic filling and small footprint. Our customers like distribution centers and groceries report about more time for the core business and less walking routes. At the EuroShop in Hall 15/ E56 we present our automatic baler AutoLoadBaler and other solutions for optimized disposal.
REWE distribution center reports:
The dry goods warehouse was established in Dortmund in 1973 and has around 450 employees. On an area of 65,000m², approx. 1,500t of goods are commissioned here for more than 500 regional branches every day. The AutoLoadBaler and ten collection carts process 300t of cardboard packaging from the commissioning area. The AutoLoadBaler was installed in the warehouse to ensure optimum operation.
A saving of 2,000 hours every yea
“From now on, thanks to the AutoLoadBaler, we can calculate a saving of 2,000 hours of manpower in the disposal of cardboard packaging and make good use of these hours for our core business.“ Angelo Rosenberger, head of the largest commissioning area in the dry goods department of Rewe Dortmund, explains how the disposal situation has improved.
The cardboard is collected in the collection cart and transported to the AutoLoadBaler by means of the industrial truck driven by a member of staff. At the AutoLoadBaler, he sets down the cart and pushes it into the AutoLoadBaler. Due to the fact that an empty collection cart is always available at the AutoLoadBaler, the staff member takes it directly with him and does not have to wait until the full collection cart has been emptied. The filling time isconsiderably reduced.
Previously: “Our members of staff could only stow away half as much cardboard packaging into the pallet cage and even had to throw it into the press container by hand, which was rather troublesome. They had to bend relatively far into the container while the cardboard packaging even got stuck in the pallet cage. So quite some force had to be applied for emptying. Furthermore, the door was open, and in winter the wind blew through causing the waste to fly around in the yard. This is all over now. Our staff members really approve of that, too.“
Now: “Our members of staff no longer have to cover great distances. The paths could be reduced by 50%, and things are tidier and cleaner. Furthermore, the AutoLoadBaler is an internal solution which does not depend on the weather. The automatic filling saves additional time. We previously calculated the profitability. Our members of staff used to be outside for five to ten minutes. Plus the distance that had to be covered. Now, we are much faster. We only have to change the cart.“
Food groceries EDEKA and REWE report:
About 40 tons of cardboard are disposed of by Edeka Bruns in Oldenburg every year using the AutoLoadBaler. The collection and disposal of the cardboard is part of daily business.
“The best thing for me is that every morning when I get into the store, I see that the fresh food shelves are filled and no waste boxes are left anymore. Since we installed the AutoLoadBaler everything is tidy. The AutoLoadBaler solves the problems with cardboard disposal all at once: no more manual crushing of boxes, the customer is not disturbed by scrapes of cardboard lying around and we achieve a fresh and clean appearance. It is sensational that the cardboard only needs to be handled once. The payback period is about 2.5 years. A better return is not imaginable. Everybody should take a look at this breakthrough solution.“ Mr. Bruns, Chief Executive Officer, Edeka Bruns in Edewecht
With its sales area of 3.600 m² the supermarket runs 92 employees and serves about 3.000 customers a day. Every week about 2.000 kg cardboard accrue.
"Strautmann offered a solution with a collecting trolley to us to solve our cardboard problems. An excellent idea. We mainly save time for our staff, who directly accepted the system. Now the handling of the trolley is much more comfortable than handling the compactor outside before. Today, the atmosphere in our market is much more quiet and pleasant for our customers as well. The key point is that we save walking routes and due to that we save huge costs. Today we use this to serve our customers in an optimized way." angenehmere Atmosphäre in unserem Laden“. Mr. Stenten, Managing Director, Rewe Stenten in Aachen
AutoLoadBaler functional principle:
The collecting trolleys full with cardboard packaging are pushed into the side of the press. A scissor lifting table lifts the ground of the collecting trolley upwards. As soon as cardboard reaches the rotor, baler pulls the cardboard into the press chamber and fills it evenly. This process is activated with just one push of a button. The employee takes an empty collection trolley and has no waiting time. The full collection trolley is emptied by itself!
This kind of disposal is unique and patented! At the EuroShop we will do live demonstrations. Convince yourself and visit us at EuroShop in Hall 15/ E56!
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH at EuroShop – Hall 15 Stand E56
A blessing for your employees: that way you dispose today
Savings and reduced workload
J.G. WEISSER SÖHNE GmbH & Co. KG is a well-known system supplier for the automotive industry. Well-known customers rely on the expertise of the automotive supplier from the Black Forest. Two Strautmann AutoLoadBaler and a total of 18 collection trolleys are now streamlining waste disposal processes of 50t of cardboard packaging.In the year 2014 WEISSER has intensively dealt with the improvement potential for the disposal. A disposal matrix was established. Then it was clear that the disposal needed to become more uniform and efficient. The aim was to streamline the disposal processes, to save costs and to find one contact person for the whole disposal of cardboard.As a result, Mr. Mettmann, assistant of the production management, and some of his colleagues visited the exhibition LogiMAT where they get in contact with Strautmann. The AutoLoadBaler a baler with an automatic filling and small footprint convinced them immediately.
Cardboard packaging was brought to the press container by employees of a foreign company. Thus long and many distances had to be accepted. The recyclables were collected in different containers so often disorder was the effect. The employees had to tilted the cardboard packaging from the containers into the press container. This was especially for the women energy- and nerve-racking. If the containers were too heavy, they were also taken out with a forklift truck. Many visitors came to visit the production so that the disorder (caused by different types of containers) and also the high forklift traffic were disturbing and not beneficial for the image. Furthermore, the cold weather conditions in winter made the disposal everything but not easy. Because of the disposal the doors to the outside press container were often open. Minimal temperature differences caused the readjustment of the machines, so that this was an additional disruptive- and cost factor. Overall high rental and handling costs were the result of a total cost- and time-intensive disposal solution.
Current disposal solution:
‘We are now with the AutoLoadBaler significantly more effective. We have streamlined the disposal processes and saved an amount of expense – every expand beyond our core competency "mechanical engineering" means waste.’ Tobias Mettmann, Production Management Assistant, J.G. WEISSER SÖHNE GmbH & Co. KGDisposal: One AutoLoadBaler was installed in the warehouse and one in the production. A total of 18 collection trolleys are positioned at production, warehouse and the office building, is now disposed of economically. Cardboard and accumulating paper from the office building are stored in collection cars and driven to the press. Two employees from a third-party company are responsible for the entire disposal at WEISSER. The central positioning of the balers and the collection trolleys at the disposal stations saves time and distances.
Operation: The simple filling system from the AutoLoadBaler convinces the employees. The collection trolley is simply pushed into the side of the AutoLoadBaler and then emptied automatically. An additional empty collection trolley is always next to the AutoLoadBaler, so the employees can bring an empty collection trolley back to the disposal stations.Remuneration: The direct marketable bales can be picked up by the waste disposal company. Ten to twelve 400-450kg bales are stored in the reconsidered warehouse.
Payback time: Due to the high cost savings regarding distances and handling costs we calculate the two AutoLoadBaler with a maximum payback period of 1.5 to 2 years.Benefits: The internal installation of the two presses saves time and distances. The doors remain closed and the fork lift traffic is reduced to a minimum. Disposal is more efficient and also safer and more reliable. The high risk of accident risk due to the disposal outside is replaced by the internal time-saving disposal with the AutoLoadBaler.
"Compared to disposal with the press container outside, the disposal with the AutoLoadBaler inside is a blessing for the safety of our employees and the efficient of our disposal logistics." Tobias Mettmann, Production Management Assistant, J.G. WEISSER SÖHNE GmbH & Co. KG
Strautmann Umwelttechnik at LogiMAT - Hall 3, Stand 3A65
5 steps to success: economical disposal of beverage containers
From 8th to 10th November, Strautmann Umwelttechnik presented its waste disposal solutions at the BrauBeviale in Nuremberg. For more than 20 years Strautmann is known for its reliability and innovation for emptying and compaction of PET, beverage cans and TetraPak®.
Since many years the LiquiDrainer® and the BrikPress® can’t be imagine out of beverage industry. With the Strautmann machines you get an immediate optimization of your disposal processes. Quick and lean you can reduce your disposal processes to a minimum.
1. Insertion of full beverage containers
Manually, by conveyor belt or forklift, up to 10,000 1L beverage bottles can be inserted and emptied within 1 hour.
A feed rocker feeds the material to the rotor. The rotor pricks into the beverage container so that liquid can escape.
Due to the special rotor technique the beverage containers are not only emptied but also devalued. Thus residuals are destroyed and can’t get into circulation.
The liquids are targetly drained and go through a coarse filter. The liquids can also be sold to biogas plants.
5. Verdichtung leerer Getränkebehälter
Vom LiquiDrainer® aus kann nachgeschaltet eine Brikettpresse die entleerten Getränkebehälter verdichten. Über Förderbänder oder per Stapler kann die Presse rund um die Uhr befüllt werden. Mit einer Durchsatzleistung von bis zu 50.000 Flaschen pro Stunde wird das Material im Presskanal mit einer Presskraft von 380 kN verdichtet. The result: high compacted briquettes.
Benefit LiquiDrainer®: Cost-intensive manual opening of PET bottles is not necessary anymore. This work is now done by the LiquiDrainer® automatically and without any man-power. The disposal remains in-house and prevents that faulty batches can get into circulation. In addition, high revenues can be achieved by selling the liquid to biogas plants.
Benefit BrikPress®: Via conveyors or lift trucks, the press can be filled around the clock. With a throughput of up to 50,000 bottles per hour, the material inside the press chamber is compressed with a pressing force of 380 kN. The highly compacted briquettes are then pushed out through the channel systems automatically and can be stored in containers.
With the Strautmann LiquiDrainer®, bale- and briquette presses you successfully dispose of with little effort and a lot of effect.
Lean disposal processes enable the Mineralbrunnen GmbH Teinach more time
Glandorf - Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH, manufacturer of bale- and briquetting presses. The Strautmann LiquiDrainer® and BrikPress® have become a part of the beverage industry and optimize since a long time the worldwide disposal logistics.The mineral wells Teinach GmbH is a company of Mineralbrunnen Überkingen-Teinach GmbH & Co. KGaA. The regional brand company produces mineral water and sweet drinks. More than 160 million bottles a year are filled on a production area of about 2.500 m². These then are sold to beverage wholesale trade or food retail. The company now compacts the PET bottles with three Strautmann machines.
"We looked for a partner that automates our disposal solution and guarantees us reliability." Mr. Schanz, plant manager, Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH
Fully automatic disposal concept of empty PET bottles: According to strict rules in the beverage industry only bottles with 100 % can be filled and soled. In the production of Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH also just slightly damaged bottles are automatically removed from the production process. These bottles are transported on a conveyor belt which passes through a slot in the adjacent hall. In the hall the three Strautmann machines are positioned. Through the conveyor belts the empty PET bottles are directly transported into the two redundant briquetting presses. Thus, the PET bottles are economical, fully automatic and fast compressed.
Disposal of full PET bottles: Full PET bottles are disposed of with the LiquiDrainer®. Full PET bottles, which are after the best of date, are collected in small containers and lifted by truck into the LiquiDrainer®. The PET bottles are emptied and savely devaluated. The now empty PET bottles are transported via the ejection onto the conveyor belt of the BrikPress® and then compressed into briquettes.
BrikPress® channel system: The highly compacted briquettes are pushed through channels outside to the triple distributor. The transport of the briquettes is made without additional energy consumption, as the briquettes are automatically pushed by the strong pressing force of BrikPress®. This saves energy and time. Via the triple distributor the briquettes then pass into the container. When a container is full, the logistic department gets a message and can order the collection.
Disposal previously:Before the PET bottles were disposed of with Strautmann they have been disposed of by a perforator and a channel baler. The two systems were very far away from the production, thus the Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH had long transport ways and a high in-house handling.Emissions of filler and blowing machine was collected in containers and driven by a truck outside to the disposal site. The bottles were then thrown in the perforator and thus pre-compressed and emptied. The presorted emptied bottles were blown into the ejector via an air transport in a channel baler. The PET bottles were pressed into large bales. The bales then had to be stored. If enough bales had beenaccumulated for a truck, the bales had to be picked up from the disposer. This was also a time-consuming step, because the bales had to be charged.
Disadvantages at a glance:
- high internal handling
- high energy costs
- loss of time through lengthy disposal
- many shipments
Reasons of buying the Strautmann solution: For the Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH it was important to obtain a reliable and fully automated disposal solution that can be integrated into the production. The use of two redundant BrikPress® machines ensures also an extremely high reliability. Through the installation of LiquiDrainer®, the two BrikPress® and briquette channel system the internal handling has been reduced to a minimum.
Mr. Schanz, plant manager, Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH says: "We chose the Strautmann machines, because we wanted to reduce time and energy effort. Since then we have significantly less transport routes – we don’t even need to load anything anymore. "
Strautmann Umwelttechnik - Brau Beviale Hall 6 Stand 203
Strautmann Umwelttechnik at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany
At BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, the Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH presented from 08. - 10.11.2016 different disposal solutions.Guarantee of success LiquiDrainer®
Quick. Reliable. Save. These are the factors that make the LiquiDrainer® be a guarantor for success. For the beverage industry it is unpossible to dispose of without the LiquiDrainer® since many years. Also for food production and catering companies the LiquiDrainer® is more necessary than ever.The separation of beverage containers and liquids is his specialist field. Whether cans, PET bottles or Tetra Brik® the discharge of faulty batches and residual liquids becomes a child’s play with the LiquiDrainer®.
Function : Through the special rotor technology and a throughput capacity of up to 10,000 1 liter bottles per hour more than 150 bottles can be emptied in one minute. Using a hopper full beverage containers or beverage containers with residual liquids can be inserted manually or automatically. A pendulum plate then transports the material into the rotor, which pierces the beverage containers. Thereby the bottles are emptied and pre compressed. At this stage the beverage containers will be devalued and possible abuse is prevented. In the last step the liquids flow through a filter box and are targetly drained.
Benefits: Expensive manual opening of the caps and tilting of liquids are history. With the LiquiDrainer® emptying works automatically and without any manpower. The disposal remains in-house and prevents that faulty batches can get into circulation. Moreover remarketing of liquids and compaction of beverage containers into bales or briquettes achieve high revenues.
BrikPress - The favorite of all bottlers
What do you do with empty beverage containers?
The Strautmann BrikPress compacts fully automatic recyclables such as cans, Tetra Brik® and PET bottles. Reliable and quickly she compresses accruing material into briquettes and can be integrated into the product running. For over 20 years she constantly works for the beverage industry - Beverage bottlers swear by her.
Function: Via conveyors or lift trucks, the press can be filled around the clock. With a throughput of up to 50,000 bottles per hour, the material inside the press chamber is compressed with a pressing force of 380 kN. The highly compacted briquettes are then pushed out through the channel systems automatically and can be stored in containers. With GPS the operator receives a message when the container is full, so the operator can dispose of quickly and predictively.
Benefit:The compact design of the BrikPress enables installation directly at source. Integration into the running production and reliable compaction makes the BrikPress a reliable partner for the beverage industry. Moreover no pretreatment of the material is necessary, the bottles and cans can be inserted directly with and without caps. Due to the strong compression of the briquettes also high revenues for selling are generated.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH – Hall 6 Stand 203
"We work according to the specialist principle"
A saving of 2,000 hours
"From now on, thanks to the AutoLoadBaler, we can calculate a saving of 2,000 hours of manpower in the disposal of cardboard packaging and make good use of these hours for our core business." Angelo Rosenberger, head of the largest commissioning area in the dry goods department of Rewe Dortmund, explains how the disposal situation has improved.
Wholesale food products Rewe Dortmund
The dry goods warehouse was established in Dortmund in 1973 and has around 450 employees. On an area of 65,000 m², approx. 1,500t of goods are commissioned here for more than 500 regional branches every day.
The AutoLoadBaler and ten collection carts process 300 t of cardboard packaging from the commissioning area. The AutoLoadBaler was installed in the warehouse to ensure optimum operation.
Rosenberger explains: "We work according to the specialist principle. Our order pickers do the commissioning jobs and our preparation department is responsible for the organisation and the cardboard packaging collection. They always take a collection cart with them on their industrial trucks. As the Strautmann collection cart has been designed for the retail trade, Strautmann has quickly and readily built a special device for picking-up by means of the industrial truck in the warehouse. Anything else the employee has to carry with him, such as water and a wiper, is carried along in a trolley attached to the collection cart. We now have double the storage space at our disposal."
"We have adapted the overall concept. The cart has double the storage space. Thus, only half the number of journeys to the press is needed!"
The cardboard is collected in the collection cart and transported to the AutoLoadBaler by means of the industrial truck driven by a member of staff. At the AutoLoadBaler, he sets down the cart and pushes it into the AutoLoadBaler. Due to the fact that an empty collection cart is always available at the AutoLoadBaler, the staff member takes it directly with him and does not have to wait until the full collection cart has been emptied. The filling time is considerably reduced.
"We get the advantage in terms of filling time!"
Three to four bales a day with ten collection carts
Previously: "Our members of staff could only stow away half as much cardboard packaging into the pallet cage and even had to throw it into the press container by hand, which was rather troublesome. They had to bend relatively far into the container while the cardboard packaging even got stuck in the pallet cage. So quite some force had to be applied for emptying. Furthermore, the door was open, and in winter the wind blew through causing the waste to fly around in the yard. This is all over now. Our staff members really approve of that, too."
Now: "Our members of staff no longer have to cover great distances. The paths could be reduced by 50%, and things are tidier and cleaner. Furthermore, the AutoLoadBaler is an internal solution which does not depend on the weather. The automatic filling saves additional time. We previously calculated the profitability. Our members of staff used to be outside for five to ten minutes. Plus the distance that had to be covered. Now, we are much faster. We only have to change the cart."
"We calculate in hundredths of minutes!
Each order is calculated on the basis of the Refa principle.
The person responsible for tidy passageways is now free for other activities. For example pulling out goods and cartons, such that the order picker is able to do his commissioning job in a more efficient way. Thus, we save time and increase efficiency even here. Bale handling was previously an issue. First, our members of staff had to get used to it, but now the bales are stored directly behind the press and a disposal company collects them on demand.
"We don't mess about here"
Here, we really save on personnel costs!
"The actual reason for the change was the tobacco sector. We searched for a solution and decided in favour of a small Strautmann baling press. Mr Buchholz of the Strautmann Company then presented to us possible applications of the AutoLoadBaler. The concept could be calculated out very well. We did not haggle over the minutes when calculating. We did not want to fiddle about with the calculation, which was really great and trusting. Our own values were applied, no theoretical, fictitious ones. Strautmann then even placed the calculation at our disposal, such that we were able to simulate by using various figures and testing. We now have a tremendous cost comparison."