Strautmann Umwelttechnik has unveiled its JumboLoadBaler machine, which claims to compact cardboard, paper, octabin, film, PET bottle, and beverage can waste for disposal at a throughput of 800kg per hour.

Apparently, JumboLoadBaler differs from conventional balers due to its ‘particularly large’ filling opening. This is hoped to become a time-saving feature, as it allows for automatic or manual filling without the requirement to pre-shred waste.

The machine features a swing arm that carries waste materials to the rotor. Here it is automatically loaded into the bale chamber and compacted into a 450kg bale with a pressing force of 600kN, after which is manually tied.

It offers a range of filling options, including a lifting and tipping device, conveyor belt, forklift, or wall connection. As such, it is thought to be easy to integrate into existing production processes.

With a maximum footprint of 7m2 to 11m2, it is recommended for companies with limited floor space who still want to dispose directly at the source. Its implementation is set to cut down on unnecessary walking distances and streamline disposal.

Strautmann Umwelttechnik adds that customers in the waste disposal sector can utilize the JumboLoadBaler for a reported productivity increase of 400% and an ROI in less than two years.

Marcel Buch, head of Logistics at ROFU Kinderland Spielwarenhandel GmbH, comments: “For us, the JumboLoadBaler is the ideal addition to the product range of Strautmann, which is always ready for use for the direct disposal of cardboard packaging and makes work considerably easier for employees.

“Thanks to the combinable lifting and tipping device, this gives us an enormous time advantage over manual filling.

“The investment helps us to achieve sustainable disposal and profitable marketing of the bales produced. What previously caused costs has now become a profitable business!”

The machine will be showcased at IFAT in Munich from 13th – 17th May 2024. Strautmann Umwelttechnik can be found in Hall A5 at Stand 427/526.

Back in 2018, the company attended IFAT with its AutoLoadBaler, which compacts cardboard packaging into directly marketable, 450kg bales; its compact BaleTainer for the weather-independent disposal and baling of cardboard packages, film, and empty PET bottles; and other disposal solutions.

Mark Victory, senior editor for Recycling at ICIS, noted rising bale prices in 2021 – attributing the shift to ‘tight supply, strong demand, and structural availability shortages of sorted monomaterial bales’.

Most recently, TOMRA revealed its own solution for handling packaging waste, this time for reverse vending machines – a vertical and compact backroom system to store beverage containers to add height and space-efficiency to storage cabinets.

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