FAQ's - Horizontal channel balers

Customers have asked these questions about our horizontal balers:

The main difference between the two baler types is the direction of their press stroke.

Vertical balers compress waste materials with a vertical downward force. Waste materials are thrown into a chamber and a press plate moves from the top of the chamber towards the bottom. When a cardboard bale or plastic bale has been made, it is tipped out of the vertical chamber onto a pallet.

Horizontal balers process waste differently than vertical balers. Recyclable waste is thrown into a hopper, and a platen from the side compresses the material with a horizontal force until a bale is complete. The bale is then tied off with wires and pushed out of the machine on two guide rails.

With regard to waste types and volumes handled in vertical balers vs horizontal balers, they can process many of the same waste materials. Horizontal balers can compact larger bales and a higher volume per day than vertical balers. Furthermore, horizontal balers can be used with in-ground or above-ground conveyor belts, shredders, and air systems. Such applications provide greater convenience for the consumer and often require less manpower to operate.

But vertical balers take up far less space than horizontal balers, which allows them to be easily used in wider variety of applications than horizontal balers.

When choosing the proper baler, there are several questions to answer. Contact our specialists – they are ready to help you find the type of baler that will best suit the needs of your individual business.

A horizontal baler can be used to compress soft materials such as cardboard, paper, and shredded PET.

The size of the bales depends on the channel baler. Have look at the product specifications here. Bale weights vary depending on channel baler model and material. Expect bale weights between 200 and 300 kg in the smallest model and 350 and 450 kg in the largest model.

In general, plastic gives the heaviest bales and cardboard and paper the lightest bales.

All horizontal channel balers have automatic bale tying and bale length can be adjusted to your needs and preferences.

We offer a variety of filling options for our horizontal balers depending on your needs, like filling from both sides, from the back, and from the top. Both manual filling and automatic filling is possible.

Please consult with our sales team to learn about the filling options.

It is very easy to operate, but training in correct use of the machine is necessary. We recommend appointing one employee as ‘super user’. The ‘super user’ can train other employees and supervise their use of the machine to avoid accidents and machine malfunction. The ‘super user’ should also be trained in and be responsible for maintenance and light machine repairs.

The cycle time is the time from the press starts till it has returned into position again, and you can continue fill in more waste. The cycle time depends on the machine type and can be as short as 24 secs.

The horizontal baler can be placed both indoors and outdoors. The machine requires a solid foundation e.g. concrete or pavement that can support the weight.

If you place the baler outside, we recommend that you place it under a roof to protect it from wear and tear.

Our sales consultant will help you identify the best place to install your baler.