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.
Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH