LiquiDrainer®: Emptying in a matter of seconds at the Drinktec!

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH is a manufacturer and distributor of the latest waste disposal technology based in Glandorf, Germany. The company reports about successful conversation at Drinktec from September 11th to 15th in Munich.

Visitors were very interested in streamlining and optimizing their disposal processes. Those who visited the stand in Hall B4 512 had the opportunity to take a look at economical, quick and safe disposal solutions. The disposal of full beverage containers was in the focus of interest. Strautmann also showed that the company is not only a specialist in emptying. Strautmann’s product range also includes presses for compaction of various materials such as film, cardboard and PET.

Highlight: Live at the Strautmann stand the visitors throw PET bottles in the LiquiDrainer® to see how the dewaterer empties and devalues them within seconds. In order to show the visitors an optimal waste disposal process in the beverage industry a model making was presented as an example. This showed the process from filling the beverage containers, through emptying to the automatic compaction with balers and briquetting presses.

LiquiDrainer® Function
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. ”

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

Drinktec Logo
Drinktec Logo

5 steps to save 4.000h during disposal of recycables!

Strautmann is looking back on a very successful trade fair in Düsseldorf.
At the Interpack, Strautmann Umwelttechnik presented different waste handling solutions. The company offers balers and briquetting presses for compaction of valuable materials such as cardboard, film, PET, and airpop®.

In focus – the automatic baler AutoLoadBaler with an integrated collection system. Visitors have been able to watch live what it’s like to dispose of automatically and time efficient. With only 5 steps savings of 4,000h time can be used effectively within your core business.

1. Step: Insert the cardboardinto the collection trolley
The collection trolleys are placed directly at source where cardboard accrues. The employees conveniently just throw the cardboard box into the collecting trolley.

2. Step: Insertion of the collection trolley into the AutoLoadBaler
The filled collection trolley is pushed in a second in the side of the AutoLoadBaler. At the push of a button the pressing process begins. The employee is now proceeding to work and collection trolleys are emptied by itself.

3. Step: Automatic emptying of the collection trolley
The bottom of the collection trolley is lifted by a scissor lift table. The cardboard boxes thus move upwards. A special rotor technique pulls the cardboard and distributes it evenly in the press chamber.

4. Step: Compaction of cardboard
By a pressing force of 530kN, the cardboard is compacted into a direct marketable bale. With four quick-link wires the bale is tied up quickly and ready for pick up.

5. Step: Marketing of bales
The 400kg direct marketable bales are directly sold to the recycling market with high revenues. Ensuring a 100% transport payload and high revenues result in an economical and environmentally friendly disposal.

With the centrally located AutoLoadBaler your employees have more time for the core business, less walking distances and no waiting and filling times at the baler.

In addition to the disposal of cardboard, visitors were also able to watch LIVE how film is compacted with a small baler. The small and compact machine is placed centrally, to ensure shorter walking distances and time saving. The compaction of film into bales is economical and achieves higher revenues.

Strautmann´s wide range of products offers vertical balers from small to large, from manual to fully automatic and briquetting presses on top.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH 

AutoLoadBaler Live compacting
AutoLoadBaler Live compacting
AutoLoadBaler - 4.000 h time saving
AutoLoadBaler - 4.000 h time saving

Modern waste disposal meets specialist audience at Euroshop!

At the Euroshop, Strautmann presented its various waste solutions from 05. – 09. March 2017.

Strautmann reports about a positive response at Euroshop. National and international retailers visited the booth in Hall 3 A65.

At the exhibition, the BalePress 10 a small baler for film and the AutoLoadBaler for cardboard disposal were presented. Strautmann balers are used to compact annual quantities of cardboard and film from 5t up to 350t. Thanks to the high compacted bales and the central assembly of the balers, customers save money and also achieve high revenues.

Highlight at the exhibition: A part of the Strautmann exhibition ground was equipped with a tartan raceway. This led to the AutoLoadBaler, a bale press with automatic collection and filling system. On the tartan raceway collection trolleys printed with customer statements were positioned. Conventional containers such as lattice carts and shopping carts have also been positioned for comparison. The visual difference between the ordinary collection trolleys and the overloaded lattice boxes became quickly clear. The interested also recognized the advantage of the collection trolleys – high filling volume and individual print for a clean and economical disposal. The model construction with the disposal situation “before press container” and “after AutoLoadBaler” also achieved high attention. The visitors recognized themselves in the disposal situation. Surrounding cartons in the corridors and overloaded shopping carts are no  part of modern disposal anymore. The cardboard packaging disturbs the pleasant ambience of the shopping malls.

The solution: Automatic baler – AutoLoadBalerCardboard boxes are thrown into the collecting trolley and then driven into the AutoLoadBaler. The collection trolley is pushed into the side of the press and gets emptied by itself. Thanks to the central installation and automatic emptying and compaction, the employees have shorter distances and no waiting or filling time. The collection trolleys can be printed pleasing by individual prints.

Function: The collection trolley loaded with cardboard is inserted into the side of the machine. The bottom of the collecting trolley is lifted upwards via a scissor lift. A rotor then pulls the cardboard evenly into the press chamber. The collection trolley thus is emptied by itself. After the collecting trolley has been emptied, the pressing process begins. With a pressing force of 53t, a 400kg directmarketable bale is compacted. The automatic emptying of the collection trolley and the reduction of the internal walking distances save up to 2.000 hours annually. Your employees have more time for the core business.

Josef Stenten, Managing director Rewe Stenten in Aachen reports: „The key point is that we reduced our collections from 27,778 to 7,018 collections. We walk 2,000 hours less every year for the waste disposal and save lots of costs. Strautmann offered to us the solution with the mobile collecting trolley – an excellent idea. Now the handling of the mobile trolley is much more comfortable. The atmosphere in our market is much more quiet and pleasant for our customers as well.”

The company Strautmann Umwelttechnik is a manufacturer of balers and briquetting presses. The volume of the recyclable material like:– cardboard packaging- film- PET, beverage cans, TetraPack can be reduced to a minimum with the presses.

  • Central positioning of the presses reduce the walking distances.
  • Large filling openings and automatic filling systems lead to high time savings.
  • The compaction of the materials also minimizes the volume and saves space.
  • The result is full transport capacity because of directmarketable bales and briquettes.
  • Lower forklift and transport costs also save a lot of Co² emissions. This way waste disposal is economically efficient and environmentally friendly.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH

EuroShop 2017
EuroShop 2017
Strautmann stand Euroshop
Strautmann stand Euroshop
AutoLoadBaler time machine
AutoLoadBaler time machine

AutoLoadBaler – Unique and patented From warehouses to stores – A success for everyone!

Originally designed for the retail industry, our AutoLoadBaler now inspires warehousing and production industry with automatic filling and small footprint. Our customers like distribution centers and groceries report about more time for the core business and less walking routes. At the EuroShop in Hall 15/ E56 we present our automatic baler AutoLoadBaler and other solutions for optimized disposal.

REWE distribution center reports:
The  dry  goods  warehouse  was  established  in  Dortmund  in 1973  and  has  around  450 employees. On an area of 65,000m², approx. 1,500t of goods are commissioned here for more than 500 regional branches every day. The AutoLoadBaler and ten collection carts process  300t  of  cardboard  packaging  from  the commissioning  area.  The  AutoLoadBaler was installed in the warehouse to ensure optimum operation.
A saving of 2,000 hours every 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:

Edeka Bruns:
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

REWE Stenten:
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

EuroShop 2017
EuroShop 2017
AutoLoadBaler at warehouse of Rewe Dortmund
AutoLoadBaler at warehouse of Rewe Dortmund
Individual designed collection trolley at REWE
Individual designed collection trolley at REWE

“We work according to the specialist principle”

A saving of 2,000 hours
“From now on, thanks to the AutoLoadBaler, we can calculate a saving of 2,000 hours of manpower in the disposal of cardboard packaging and make good use of these hours for our core business.” Angelo Rosenberger, head of the largest commissioning area in the dry goods department of Rewe Dortmund, explains how the disposal situation has improved.

Wholesale food products Rewe Dortmund
The dry goods warehouse was established in Dortmund in 1973 and has around 450 employees. On an area of 65,000 m², approx. 1,500t of goods are commissioned here for more than 500 regional branches every day.
The AutoLoadBaler and ten collection carts process 300 t of cardboard packaging from the commissioning area. The AutoLoadBaler was installed in the warehouse to ensure optimum operation.

Rosenberger explains: “We work according to the specialist principle. Our order pickers do the commissioning jobs and our preparation department is responsible for the organisation and the cardboard packaging collection. They always take a collection cart with them on their industrial trucks. As the Strautmann collection cart has been designed for the retail trade, Strautmann has quickly and readily built a special device for picking-up by means of the industrial truck in the warehouse. Anything else the employee has to carry with him, such as water and a wiper, is carried along in a trolley attached to the collection cart. We now have double the storage space at our disposal.”

“We have adapted the overall concept. The cart has double the storage space. Thus, only half the number of journeys to the press is needed!”
The cardboard is collected in the collection cart and transported to the AutoLoadBaler by means of the industrial truck driven by a member of staff. At the AutoLoadBaler, he sets down the cart and pushes it into the AutoLoadBaler. Due to the fact that an empty collection cart is always available at the AutoLoadBaler, the staff member takes it directly with him and does not have to wait until the full collection cart has been emptied. The filling time is considerably reduced.

“We get the advantage in terms of filling time!”
Three to four bales a day with ten collection carts

Previously: “Our members of staff could only stow away half as much cardboard packaging into the pallet cage and even had to throw it into the press container by hand, which was rather troublesome. They had to bend relatively far into the container while the cardboard packaging even got stuck in the pallet cage. So quite some force had to be applied for emptying. Furthermore, the door was open, and in winter the wind blew through causing the waste to fly around in the yard. This is all over now. Our staff members really approve of that, too.”

Now: “Our members of staff no longer have to cover great distances. The paths could be reduced by 50%, and things are tidier and cleaner. Furthermore, the AutoLoadBaler is an internal solution which does not depend on the weather. The automatic filling saves additional time. We previously calculated the profitability. Our members of staff used to be outside for five to ten minutes. Plus the distance that had to be covered. Now, we are much faster. We only have to change the cart.”

“We calculate in hundredths of minutes!”
Each order is calculated on the basis of the Refa principle.

The person responsible for tidy passageways is now free for other activities. For example pulling out goods and cartons, such that the order picker is able to do his commissioning job in a more efficient way. Thus, we save time and increase efficiency even here. Bale handling was previously an issue. First, our members of staff had to get used to it, but now the bales are stored directly behind the press and a disposal company collects them on demand.

“We don’t mess about here
Here, we really save on personnel costs!”

“The actual reason for the change was the tobacco sector. We searched for a solution and decided in favour of a small Strautmann baling press. Mr Buchholz of the Strautmann Company then presented to us possible applications of the AutoLoadBaler. The concept could be calculated out very well. We did not haggle over the minutes when calculating. We did not want to fiddle about with the calculation, which was really great and trusting. Our own values were applied, no theoretical, fictitious ones. Strautmann then even placed the calculation at our disposal, such that we were able to simulate by using various figures and testing. We now have a tremendous cost comparison.”

Rewe Dortmund

AutoLoadBaler at warehouse of Rewe Dortmund
AutoLoadBaler at warehouse of Rewe Dortmund
Angelo Rosenberger, Rewe Dortmund
Angelo Rosenberger, Rewe Dortmund
Operation of the AutoLoadBaler
Operation of the AutoLoadBaler