The disposal of outer packaging and cardboard packaging is one of the tasks in the food retail trade, to which little attention is paid. Even when potential savings are obvious, many companies have difficulties in tackling the issue. Because the tearing and pressing of the waste take place far away from the customer traffic, it is rather seen as annoying. Priority is given to the core business.
While many sales processes have therefore already been optimized for efficiency, disposal often remains an invisible time eater, causing unnoticed high personnel costs.
The Hierber’s Frische Center in Grenzach also felt the effects of this. Around 230 tons of cardboard packaging are produced in the store each year. Up to now, the employees have disposed of the packaging in an ordinary press container. “That was an absolute time-eater and physically demanding for the employees“, reported store manager Roland Hönicke. “Coupled with the high costs of travelling to and from the press container, it was very costly for us”. In addition, the filling volume of the press container could only be estimated by knocking. The result was a collection of not completely filled containers. “This cost us a lot of extra money, since the arrival and departure was not profitable for the disposal company,” Hönicke recalled. So the Hieber’s Frische Center lost money and time unnecessarily.
At the same time, more modern and more efficient disposal solutions have long been available. “When developing our baler, we have oriented ourselves very specifically to the needs of retailers”, says Günter Komesker, managing director of Strautmann Umwelttechnik. And that is above all the relief of personnel and personnel capacities. Because the AutoLoadBaler no longer needs to be filled manually. It is an expert in warehouse logistics, ensures order and cleanliness and saves the employees in the food retail trade stress and back pain.
Automation can save 10 working hours per tonne of cardboard packaging per year and 400 moments of stress per day. This is proven by a study which Strautmann Umwelttechnik carried out in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück.
Roland Hönicke has convinced himself of this. For four weeks he tested the AutoLoadBaler like a new employee in his store and then asked his colleagues for their opinion. 75 percent of them said that they no longer wanted to work without the ALB. “For us this was a clear result. In the end, the employees are the ones who have to cope with the system. And the survey clearly showed that the AutoLoadBaler makes work easier for our market,” explained Hönicke. Now the ALB in Grenzach is permanently in use. “We had drama to the power of ten and are now all happy to have the AutoLoadBaler.”
Now the ALB wants to apply to other retailers as an active supporter in waste disposal logistics. To this end, the ALB will have numerous job interviews at EuroShop 2020 from 16 to 20 February in Düsseldorf. He will not only let his references speak for himself, but will also have his own voice – as a chatbot. “We are looking forward to a completely new trade fair experience with our innovation expert ALB”, says Jörg Becker, sales manager at Strautmann Umwelttechnik.
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Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH
Economical and environmentally friendly – the requirements for modern recycling technology are clearly formulated. Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH uses exactly these strengths with the BaleTainer, a fully automatic baling press for paper, cardboard and PET bottles. The company from Glandorf in Germany has developed the product. Whether by hand, by conveyor belt, by forklift or by wall connection, large and bulky materials can be thrown in conveniently. Effortlessly, the BaleTainer winds the material, which is conveyed by a swingarm to the rotor, into the bale chamber. With 600kN press force, the recyclables are pressed into 450kg direct marketable bales. The bales are tied off fully automatically and sold to recyclers or paper mills for the highest revenues. The compact design of the fully automatic machine allows internal installation directly at source of material. The staff does not have to go long distances to the outside for disposal. The BaleTainer is convinced, for example, of the vehicle parts wholesaler Wessels + Müller AG from Osnabrück. In the past, cardboard boxes were distributed to several rented press containers. Trucks brought the slightly compressed material to the disposer, where it was further compacted. After that the material went to the paper mill. A costly detour.
The new solution with the BaleTainer reduces 6 tons of cardboard a day in the central warehouse by up to 90 percent. This allows the immediate recycling and profitable direct marketing of the bales.
“The decision for the BaleTainer was made primarily because of its unique economy. In less than two years, the investment has paid for itself. The bale goods from the BaleTainer are in great demand on the paper market and bring us the highest revenue, “says Manfred Stahl, from Wessels + Müller AG.
WM AG, a market leader in vehicle parts wholesale, delivers 45 million automotive parts per year. Goods are picked around the clock in the central warehouse of the group. Most parts are unpacked before being stored. This means that more than 500 tons of cardboard are produced each year – a found feed for the baler BaleTainer.
How does the BaleTainer achieve this unique result? Behind this is a special press concept: A bale is not made in one piece, but in three or four “slices”. This results in a compact design, the result of a 180t channel baler is achieved. Thanks to its compact design, the machine can be set up directly at the site of material seizure during operation. Disposal is weather-independent and the time and costs for long transport routes to the outside are reduced. The internal logistics are improved overall and the ramps are free for the core business. The highest revenues are achieved by selling the BaleTainer bales directly to paper mills and recyclers, and loading the trucks at 24 tons, which significantly reduces transport costs. The disposal becomes more environmentally friendly and economical.
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A baler without manual cutting cardboard
Anyone who wants to dispose of cardboard packaging without the annoying manual cutting of cardboard will be a fan of the AutoLoadBaler.
The AutoLoadBaler offers:
– Automatic filling
– Time savings up to 4000 hours a year
– Satisfied stuff
With its automatic filling and integrated collecting system, this press is used in industry, food retailing, warehousing and logistics.
Function: The collection car filled with cardboard is pushed into the press within seconds. The automatic pressing process starts with the push of a button. The bottom of the collection truck automatically moves up and the cardboard is conveyed via rotors into the press chamber where it is pressed with 530 kN pressing force into approx. 400 kg directly marketable bales.
Due to the internal installation of the automatic AutoLoadBaler and the large collecting trolley, the operating staff saves running distances and time. Precious time to shred the cardboard and filling the press are history
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH
The Rila Feinkost-Importe GmbH & Co. KG also called “Rila. The Genussentdecker® “, produces and distributes national food. With more than 1300 articles, Rila brings typical food and cooking to Germany’s food markets.
From Stemwede the delicacy brands such as “Menzi” and “Jürgen Langbein” and many more are sent directly to the food markets and central warehouses.
With such a large number of products, also a high amount of packaging is required. During repackaging of articles from the pallet to the displays, for the markets, many cartons are created. These had to be disposed of economically. For more than two years, around 90t of cardboard have been disposed of annually with the AutoLoadBaler including eight collection carts.
How did you come to work with Strautmann?
Klaus Fricke, Operation manager, Rila Feinkost-Importe was looking for an optimization for cardboard disposal. The old baler, which was filled manually, had to be replaced. Klaus Fricke reports: “In the course of my internet research I came across the AutoLoadBaler and it was immediately clear to me that we needed this automated solution for our cardboard disposal.” In the high season, the manual filling of cardboard was a huge time waster. Disposal was a full-time job for the employees and took up to eight hours per day. “We are happy about every disposal process that we can streamline. The manual filling of the cardboard box press was very time-consuming and we set ourselves the goal of rationalizing this activity with the help of the AutoLoadBaler,” says Klaus Fricke.
Current disposal solution
With the AutoLoadBaler, Rila has absolutely fulfilled the goal of streamlining the disposal processes. The AutoLoadBaler, with a footprint of less than 5m², is positioned directly at the material location. Employees from the display area and threw their cardboard directly into the collection carts. When the collection cart is full, it is pushed into the side of the machine within a few seconds. Just one push of a button and the collection cart is emptied by itself. No more waiting, no tearing and no stooping. The employee just takes an empty collection cart and continue with his work.
Function AutoLoadBaler: The bottom of the collecting cart is conveyed upwards via a scissor lift table. The cardboard thus reaches the feed rollers which distribute the material slowly and evenly in the press chamber. Then the material is pressed with 53t pressing force into a 450kg heavy directly marketable bale. With these bales a full capacity on the truck is achieved. The bales are also beeing marketed with high revenues.
Compared to the previous disposal, the AutoLoadBaler is way ahead. With the AutoLoadBaler the bale weight was optimized from 300 to approx. 450kg. Due to the transport load, the transport costs have decreased along with it. The most crucial point, the time-consuming manual filling is completely eliminated with the AutoLoadBaler. “We are glad that we switched to the ALB and did not decide to buy another baler again. The ALB has a ROI of one year. We could not have expected a better result, “said Klaus Fricke.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH
You work in the beverage industry and know about the time-consuming topic for disposal of full beverage containers? Manual opening and emptying of PET bottles is now history. With the dewaterer made by Strautmann, full beverage containers can be quickly and reliably emptied and devalued. He has been an indispensable part of the beverage industry for many years, but he is also more in demand in food production and in catering companies than ever before. The separation of beverage containers and liquids is his specialty. Cans, PET bottles or Tetra-Pak® with the LiquiDrainer, emptying of batches, residues and all empty containers that need to be emptied becomes child’s play.
Insertion: Full beverage containers are inserted manually or automatically into the hopper of the machine.
Emptying: A feed rock then conveys the material to a rotor which pierced the beverage containers and empties them. At the same time the goods are pre-compacted and devalued, so that no abuse can be operated. The special rotor technology empties up to 10,000 1 l bottles per hour. In one minute over 150 bottles are enforced. The liquids run through a filter box and are discharged separately. A residual emptying of the liquids up to 99% is achieved. The small footprint and the low machine weight of 665kg enable mobile use. The LiquiDrainer is safe, fast, economical and plug and play to install.
Compaction: The emptied overpackaging is issued and can be compacted in the next step to bales and briquettes.
Expensive manual opening of the bottle and dumping the liquids are history. With the LiquiDrainer the emptying takes place automatically and without man-power. The disposal remains in-house, which prevents for example that bad batches get in circulation. The disposal costs are reduced considerably because the liquids are no longer weighed. In addition, high sales are achieved by marketing the liquids and compressing the beverage containers with bale or briquette presses.
Watch the presses live and in action at Brau Beviale in Hall 8 stand 124.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH
The mineral water company Krumbach produces mineral water and soft drinks. Every year, up to 150 million bottles are filled. Subsequently, these are distributed to beverage wholesalers and retailers. Strautmann Umwelttechnik reports on the successful of three Strautmann installations at Mineralbrunnen Krumbach.
In a previous disposal model, full PET bottles were emptied through a perforator, then compacted in bales using a channel baler. In-house handling was labor-intensive due to bale storage requirements. Accordingly, the PET bales were picked up frequently. Due to increasing transport and logistics costs, bale handling and wear and tear on the perforator, Krumbach decided not to purchase a new channel baling press and a perforator.
For Krumbach, it was important to find a reliable overall concept for the disposal of around 2.200t of PET per year. The installations needed to be integrated in the production line and continuously corn-press PET bottles on-site. “The Strautmann concept, with two redundant briquetting presses and a dewaterer, has persuaded us to go this route because of the logistical added value. The internal process is now much easier,” reports Alexander Diehm, Operations Manager at Mineralbrunnen Krumbach in Kißlegg, Germany.
Disposal of empty PET bottles:
Via a box ejector, empty disposable PET bottles are transferred to a conveyor belt, which leads the PET bottles directly into the briquetting presses. The high pressure BrikPress® ensures tightly compacted briquettes. With a throughout of up to 45.000 0,5 l PET bottles per hour, the use of BrikPress is fast and reliable. Afterwards, the PET bottles are conveyed outwards via channels with no added energy consumption. Once outside, the briquettes fall over a “two-way distributor” into a two walking-floor semitrailers. Alexander Diehm says: “Thanks to high briquette density, we are now achieving full capacity utilization of 24t. Before that it was about 12t. That’s how we were able to reduce our CO2 emissions!”
The briquettes are then retrieved by disposal company and processed into preforms, which Krumbach uses to rebuild the PET bottles. The recycling rate is 97 percent and represents a closed recycling cycle.
Disposal of filled PET bottles:
Full bottles are collected in small wells and then placed in the LiquiDrainer® by forklift. A feed rocker then conveys the material to a rotor, which punctures the beverage containers and empties them. At the same time the goods are pre-compacted and canceled to undermine potential abuse. Thanks to the special rotor technology, up to 10.000 1 l PET bottles per hour can be emptied. The liquids run through a filter box and are discharged separately. Residual emptying of the liquids up to 99 percent is achieved. After the bottles have been safely emptied and devalued, the pre-compacted bottles reach the conveyer belt of the BrikPress® via a discharge and are automatically compacted into briquettes.
Mineralbrunnen Krumbach now has a fully automatic and reliable disposal system based up on the Strautmann press system. Handling has been reduced to a minimum and Krumbach has also greatly reduced its CO2 emissions.
Meet us at the Brau Beviale exhibition in Hall 8 stand 124.
Strautmann Umwelttecknik GmbH
Who does not know this view? Waste bins and roll containers completely overcrowded and manual pressing seem wasted.
For this area of application, the residual waste presses made by Strautmann are predestined. Whether in the catering, hotel industry in airline catering or in public institutions such as hospitals and schools, the field of application of the Strautmann residual waste presses is large. An economic and ergonomic disposal for employees is more in demand today than ever before.
With the MT 240, RC 660/770 and RC 1100, disposal containers with a capacity of 240l to 1100l are compacted.
Ergonomic operation: The operation of the presses is convenient and easy. The container (garbage bin/roll container) is placed within seconds in the steel structure of the press and filled with cardboard or film. When the container is full the material in the container is compacted with an ergonomic two-hand operation. The volume of the material is reduced by up to 75%. Time-consuming and manual presssing are no longer necessary. The design of the two residual waste presses also allows the recyclables in the containers to compact without exerting pressure on the wheels. A long life of the disposal container is thus given.
Save disposal costs: With the MT and RC volume of disposal containers is optimally exhausted. Due to the high compaction of recyclable materials, the collection interval is reduced and transport routes are saved.
Your benefit: With the Strautmann presses, overcrowded garbage cans and roll containers are history. The volume of the containers is optimally exhausted by using the presses. The disposal costs are minimized and there is order and cleanliness. Especially employees appreciate the use of the presses. The disposal costs are reduced to a Minimum.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH
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. KG
Disposal: 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
LogiMAT – Hall 3, Stand 3A61
Strautmann Umwelttechnick GmbH
From 13rd to 15th 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.
1. LiquiDrainer®: 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.
2. LiquiDrainer®: Devalue
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. .
3. BrikPress: Compaction of empty containers
PET containers from the LiquiDrainer® can be compacted with a BrikPress®. Through conveyor belts or a fork lift the press can be inserted 24/7. With a throughput of 50,000 bottels in 1 hour the material is compacted with 380kN. 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 380kN. 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.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH
This years FachPack was successful and confirmed that economic waste disposal processes are getting more attention than ever, tells Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH, from Germany. A lot of enquiries for optimized disposal and qualified visitors were the results of this three-day trade fair.
Whether cardboard, film, PET bottles, beverage cans or airpop® compaction – those who were looking for economically, comfortablye and reliably disposal were perfectly right at Strautmann.
AutoLoadBaler – Easy disposal
The automatic baler impresses with its enormous advantages. The unique collection system with automatic filling puts it straight, that the AutoLoadBaler is a time machine. Forget the usual waste disposal processes, such as manual tearing or manual insertion. The AutoLoadBaler does this with just one push on the button!
Function: The filled collection trolley is pushed in less than a second into the machine feeding section. The bottom of the trolley lifts up automatical and cardboard is conveyed by rotors towards the press chamber. With 530 kN pressing force cardboard is compacted into 400kg bales. The bales, can be marketed directly to recyclers and paper mills, achieving high revenues.
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