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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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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At Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH from Glandorf, Germany presents its various disposal solutions in Hall 6 Stand 105.
Emptying of PET, TetraPak® and cans with the success-guarantee LiquiDrainer
Quick like lightning. Reliable. Safe. This makes the LiquiDrainer® dewatering press a guaranteed success. He has been an indispensable part of the beverage industry for many years, but he is also in demand in food production and in catering companies. 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.
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-compressed and devalued, so that no abuse can be operated. The emptied overpackaging is issued and can be compacted in the next step to bales and briquettes. 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.
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 LiquiDrainer® live and in action at the Bau Beviale in Nuremberg in hall 6 stand 105
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.
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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
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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