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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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.
Meet us in Hall 4 Stand 349!
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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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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.
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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 year
“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 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.”