Disposal cost reduction with residual waste presses

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

Overcrowded disposal containers
Overcrowded disposal containers
Save handling
Save handling
Strautmann residual waste presses
Strautmann residual waste presses

A blessing for your employees: that way you dispose today

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.

Disposal before:
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

AutoLoadBaler in the production
AutoLoadBaler in the production
Filling of the collection cart
Filling of the collection cart
AutoLoadBaler in the stock
AutoLoadBaler in the stock

3 steps to dispose full beverage containers economically

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

BrauBeviale
BrauBeviale
Our appearance at the BrauBeviale 2018
Our appearance at the BrauBeviale 2018
LiquiDrainer®
LiquiDrainer®

Strautmann Umwelttechnik – Review FachPack 2016

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.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

https://www.fachpack.de/
https://www.fachpack.de/
AutoLoadBaler
AutoLoadBaler
Filling of the collection cart
Filling of the collection cart

BaleTainer – Modern recycling technology

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 baler for paper, cardboard and PET bottles. The company from Glandorf, Germany has developed the product and when it comes to filling there is nothing to be desired. Whether by hand, by conveyor belt, by forklift or a wall connection, large and bulky recyclables can be conveniently thrown into the baler. Effortlessly the BaleTainer devours the material, which is conveyed by a swingarm to the rotor, into the baling chamber. With a press force of 600kN the recycables are compacted into 450kg heavy bales. The bales are tied of full automatically and sold to recyclers or paper mills with the highest revenues. The compact design of the fully automatic baler allows an internal installation directly at the source of material. The staff do not have to take long walkways to the outside just for disposal. Thus, the amount of time is minimized by a minimum. The BaleTainer is right on the spot.

The well-known vehicle parts wholesaler Wessels+Müller AG from Osnabrück is also convinced of the BaleTainer. In the past, cardboard boxes were distributed to several press containers that have been rented. Trucks brought the slightly compacted material to the disposer, where the material was further compacted. After this long process the bale was transported to the paper mill. It was a cost intensive detour.

The new solution directly at the source of material reduces the daily volume of 6 tons cardboard up to 90%. Direct marketable bales made a profitable disposal possible.

The decision for the BaleTainer was made because of its unique economy. In less than two years the investment has paid off. The baleware from the BaleTainer is in great demand on the paper market and brings us the highest revenues, says Manfred Stahl from Wessels+Müller AG.

The WM AG a market leader in vehicle parts wholesale delivers 45 million automotive parts per year. Goods are picked all around the clock in the

central warehouse. Most parts are unpacked before being stored. This means that more than 500 tons of cardboard are produced each year.

How does the BaleTainer achieve this unique result?
Behind this is a special baling concept: a bale is not made in one piece but in three or four slices. Thanks to it’s compact machine design the baler can be set up directly at the source of material during operation. Disposal is weather-independent and the time and costs for long transport ways to the outside are reduced. Internal logistics are improved and ramps are free for the core business. The highest revenues are achieved by selling the BaleTainer bales directly to paper mills and recyclers and by using a full truck load of 24t which significantly reduces the transport costs. Disposal become more environmentally friendly and economical.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

BaleTainer at Wessels+Müller AG
BaleTainer at Wessels+Müller AG
Mr. Manfred Stahl, Wessels und Müller
Mr. Manfred Stahl, Wessels und Müller
BaleTainer with cardboard bale
BaleTainer with cardboard bale

Save seven hours per working day!

How is this possible?

The Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH company in Straubing makes a summary: For two years now the ITK distributor has disposed of 840 tons of cardboard every year with the BaleTainer® – a fully automatic baling press.

Since using the baler, disposal processes have slimmed down enormously. Mr. Reindl, Supervisor, Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH reports: “Our time savings are tremendously high. “We save seven hours a day, by using the BaleTainer.”

BaleTainer compacts the resulting cardboard out of two storage areas. Centrally positioned, the baler allows filling from the lower and upper storage area. This was also the key to the enormous time savings, reports Reindl. Now the company benefits from short and fast disposal routes.

The employees are also happy about the fully automatic baler. They throw the packaging, of for example cameras or cell phones, in storage bins, which are placed directly at source where material accrues. In the lower storage area, an employee drives the full bins to the BaleTainer, where they are tipped into the hopper in just 25 seconds using a lifting- device. From the upper storage area, the boxes fall directly into the BaleTainer via a chute. Waiting times are thus avoided by the simultaneous filling possibility from ground and upper level. The BaleTainer compacts the cardboard with 60kN press force into 450kg bales. In addition to the fully automatic compaction, the wire tying and the bale discharge are fully automatic. The disposal is now much faster, Mr. Reindl confirms: “Before, the manual emptying of a container took two to three minutes, the BaleTainer can do it in 25 seconds.”

Ingram also saves on transport costs due to the high density of cardboard packaging. The marketing of directly marketable bales is also very lucrative. Mr. Reindl praises: “With the BaleTainer and the uniform disposal containers, we have created order and structure – that was particularly important to us because of the many customer visits.”

Why did you choose Strautmann?
Strautmann offered exactly what we wanted and that too at a fair price. Mr. Günter Komesker, Managing Director Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH and Mr. Markus Jobst, Sales Director South-East, gave me good advice and it was fun to design the project with you, “says Reindl. Instead of spending time with disposal, employees can now focus on their core business.

Time-consuming disposal before
In the past, all outer packaging was collected in containers. These were picked up in the lower storage area by pallet truck and brought to the compactor. The employees had to walk long distances to the compactor, even in case of bad weather conditions, and then manually inserted the cardboard boxes into the compactor- The disposal process of a single container took about two to three minutes. The outside press container also occupied a dock space and occurred monthly rental cost. In the upper storage area, cardboard was compacted with a vertical baler. Each carton had to be thrown into the press chamber by hand. Through constant intermediate pressing, employees lost a lot of time by disposal. “That was a huge amount of time, a pointless waste of time,” recalls Reindl.

Meet us in Hall 4 Stand 349!

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

Logo Fachpack
Logo Fachpack
BaleTainer® at Ingram Micro
BaleTainer® at Ingram Micro
BaleTainer® Lifting device
BaleTainer® Lifting device

Review: Successful IFAT for Strautmann Umwelttechnik

The machine manufacturer Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH reports about the successful IFAT in Munich. A lot of visitors visited the stand during the five-day exhibition in hall A5 241/340. The live compaction of cardboard packaging and the emptying of beverage containers attracted many visitors to the stand. The company focused on the compaction and emptying of three materials: cardboard, film and PET. For these recyclables Strautmann offered different solutions.

Economic compaction of cardboard and film
The BalePress 10, MK 700 and the PP 1208 represented the wide product range of Strautmann single- and multi-chamber balers. Starting with annual quantities of 5 tons up to 280 tons the robust and durable balers compact different material into bales. Thanks to the small footprint the machines can be set up internally. Long walking ways to the outside area are now avoided. The balers reduce the volume of recyclable material, save space and enable high revenues in bale marketing.

Drainage and devaluation of full beverage containers
The LiquiDrainer® empties full beverage cans, TetraPak® and PET bottles. With a throughput of up to 10.000 1L PET bottles an hour, the dewatering machine empties reliably, cleanly and quickly. The time consuming manual emptying is now history.

Function: Full beverage containers are inserted manually or automatically into the hopper of the machine. 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 liquids run through a filter box and are discharged separately. A residual emptying of the liquids up to 99% is achieved.

Automatic emptying and time savings
The unique collection cart system makes clear that the AutoLoadBaler is a time machine. Annoying manual tearing and throwing into the filling opening is now superfluous.

Function: The collection carts filled with cardboard are pushed into the press within seconds. With a push of a button the automatic pressing process starts. The bottom of the collection trolley automatically moves up and the cardboard is conveyed via rotors into the press chamber where the cardboard is compacted with 530kN pressing force into approx. 400kg directly marketable bales.

Due to the internal installation of the automatic AutoLoadBaler and the large collecting carts the staff saves running distances and time. The direct marketable bales can also be sold with high revenues.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

Strautmann Umwelttechnik Team
Strautmann Umwelttechnik Team
IFAT 2018
IFAT 2018
AutoLoadBaler
AutoLoadBaler

Intelligent recycling in passenger aviation

LSG First Catering, the Swiss airline catering specialist from Bassersdorf, near Zurich airport, produces around 19,000 meals and sandwiches for the aviation industry every day. Its 230 employees are totally engaged enabling airlines such as Edelweiss Air, Helvetic Airways, Swiss International, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, American Airlines and United Airlines to provide their passengers with food and drinks. Every piece of packaging carried onto the plane is returned after the flight and must be disposed of. Owing to the high cost of disposal and the lack of options for recycling the materials themselves, the company decided to acquire a “LiquiDrainer” dewatering press and a semi-automatic “AutoLoadBaler” baling press from German recycling plant manufacturer Strautmann Umwelttechnik, which is based in Glandorf. The disposal solutions from Strautmann were presented to LSG First Catering by their external waste disposal company. He knew how big the airline caterer’s saving potential with the LiquiDrainer® and AutoLoadBaler is. LSG now empties all full and half-full bottles that come back from the airport, compacts 350 kilograms of packaging per day for baling and, as a result, now saves around US $41,000 a year.

All of the food and drinks prepared at the Bassersdorf site are taken directly onto the airplanes at Zurich airport. When the planes are unloaded, every single item of packaging, from dishes through chewing gum, to full and empty PET bottles, is removed. The trolleys are restocked and everything that needs to be, is disposed of.

All PET bottles are collected in plastic boxes and then tipped into the LiquiDrainer, which empties the bottles completely and shoots the empty outer packaging into a large box.

“We put the liquids directly into the wastewater disposal and from there into the water treatment plant,” Operations Manager Mr Marcel Schneider explains. “Before the new disposal process was installed, everything was cleaned at the wastewater treatment plant.” The empty PET bottles, together with glass bottles, are collected by Kibag Entsorgungstechnik AG, a waste disposal company located just two kilometers from the LSG facility, and sent for recycling.

According to Mr. Schneider, LSG First Catering itself produces very little waste on site. But everything which arrives and is required for production of the meals is packaged and must be unpacked. This outer packaging is collected, pressed into bales with the semi-automatic baling press, and disposed of. Around 127t of cardboard packaging is collected in this way and sent for recycling each year.

In the case of PET, LSG used to simply throw the bottles – including their liquid contents – into the residual waste. This turned out to be a significant expense, and it meant that the company could not send the PET bottles for recycling. After switching to the Strautmann equipment, the caterer now disposes of its waste more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly manner, and the raw materials can be sent for appropriate recycling. Mr. Schneider´s point of view is whenever you can recycle something you should do it. Especially in cases of high residual waste amounts like LSG it really makes sense. Thanks to the massive reduction in the weight of the K1 waste (catering and food waste from means of transport operating internationally) and the additional remuneration for the cardboard bales, the company saves around US $41,000 per year.

„Our employees are very satisfied and immediately accepted both machines“, said Mr. Schneider. Because of limited spaces the small footprint of both machines is very important and there is no better solution for LSG.

See the LiquiDrainer and AutoLoadBaler live in action at Ifat in Munich in Hall A5 Booth 241/340.

AutoLoadBaler, LSG in Zurich
AutoLoadBaler, LSG in Zurich
LiquiDrainer®, LSG in Zurich
LiquiDrainer®, LSG in Zurich
AutoLoadBaler Bales
AutoLoadBaler Bales

Economic disposal solutions at Anuga FoodTec

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH, based in Glandorf can look back on a very successful trade fair from 20 to 23 March in Cologne. Numerous visitors visited the Anuga FoodTec stand in Hall 8.1 B110 / 118 and were interested in the innovative waste management solutions made by Strautmann.

The topic of “lean and clean disposal” is particularly important in food production. Many deliveries of goods lead to high quantities of cardboard and film. Strautmann offered visitors live demonstrations on the exhibition and allowed an insight into the modern and economic disposal of different materials.

Three balers and a beverage dewaterer were presented at the exhibition.

  •  The AutoLoadBaler, a baler with automatic emptying system of collection trolleys.
  • A compact baler and a multi-chamber baler for the compaction of cardboard and film.
  • The LiquiDrainer® a dewatering machine for beverages.

The focus of the interested parties was clearly the automatic baling press and the beverage dewatering machine.

AutoLoadBaler: The unique concept of the self-emptied collection trolley convinces with annual time savings of up to 4,000 hours. Cardboard is thrown into the collection trolley and then slided directly into the machine. A scissor lift table conveys the movable ground of the collecting trolley upwards. The rotors pull the cardboard and feed the material into the press chamber. The material is compacted with 53t pressing force into directly marketable bales. Due to the installation directly at the material location and the automatic emptying of the collection trolley, filling and waiting times are eliminated. Walking ways are reduced and higher revenues are achieved by directly marketable bales.

LiquiDrainer®: The beverage dewatering machine empties PET bottles, TetraPak and beverage cans. Filled containers are thrown into the hopper. A rotating rotor empties up to 10,000 1l PET bottles in one hour. The liquids are discharged and  run through a coarse filter box. The emptied and pre-compacted material then can be further compacted in briquetting or baling presses. The LiquiDrainer® can be placed directly at source. It is also easy to clean and easy to set up with Plug and Play.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH 

Logo Anuga
Logo Anuga
LiquiDrainer®
LiquiDrainer®
Exhibition stand Strautmann Umwelttechnik
Exhibition stand Strautmann Umwelttechnik

AutoLoadBaler – the pioneer of lean disposal processes

Strautmann is looking back on a very successful exhibition in Stuttgart from March 13th-15th. Numerous LogiMat visitors came by at the booth in Hall 3 A61.

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. The topic of modern, economical and lean disposal was also shown on a model construction which compared the disposal solution AutoLoadBaler and press container.Time-saving disposal

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, alsothe BalePress 10 has been set up for film and cardboard disposal. This small baler compacts material with 100kN pressing force. Central positioning and runway savings allow the small and compact baler giving a success guarantee. Even with the compacted film and cardboard 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.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

LogiMat 2017
LogiMat 2017
Viewer at AutoLoadBaler
Viewer at AutoLoadBaler
AutoLoadBaler time machine
AutoLoadBaler time machine