Scrap balers crush, bale, and compact a broad range of scrap materials for the purpose of recycling or waste recovery. They can allow for the separation of various waste materials and the ability to compact them for collection. Items that can be processed range from small aluminum cans and newspaper to objects as large as vehicles or washing machines. Whenever an application needs scrap materials to be dealt with efficiently, there are balers available that are built specifically for baling certain waste materials of certain quantities. Depending on the needs of the application, scrap balers can be equipped with features such as cranes, graphic operator panels, or remote control abilities, in order to product dense bales at the highest possible rate. Nowadays, there is no single baler configuration that has been in demand for the processing of scrap.
Scrap baling systems can also be equipped with conveyor belts to regulate input and output of scrap materials. Anyone who has visited a scrap facility may encounter a conveyor belt transporting scrap material uphill into a chamber where the material is compressed. Traditionally, these conveyor systems were designed for the scrap material to be dropped downward into a pit, where they are baled and eventually carried back upward to be shipped.
Pit balers can still be found today in recycling facilities throughout North America, but scrap baling systems have grown and changed over the years to become more efficient and more specialized depending on the type of material that needs to be processed. For example, recyclers of non-ferrous metals favor two-ram scrap baling systems due to their heavily-reinforced structure, durability, and flexibility in handling multiple applications.
One can typically find scrap balers in places such as warehouses, drugstores, supermarkets, manufacturing plants, shopping centers, recycling facilities, and distribution centers. No matter what type of baler that a particular business is in need of, scrap balers can provide a variety of profitable and environmental benefits. Due to increased pressure from both the government and society as a whole for business to “go green,” scrap balers have increased in popularity to keep waste to a minimum. In addition, they can assist in increasing storage space, reduce the cost of waste collection, reduce fire hazards, improve efficiency, improve working conditions, and save a company time and money on processing scrap.
Scrap balers can be rented or purchased as standalone machines, or as a model that can be fitted in as part of a larger scrap management system. Baler manufacturers listed here on IQS can help you find the scrap baler that can fulfill the needs of your scrap and non-ferrous metal recycling needs.