Horizontal Baler, For the Heavier Materials

When disposing of your heavy and rigid materials and scraps, horizontal balers tend to be the better option. While vertical balers are typically used for lighter goods, horizontal balers work best for those tough to dispose of scraps. The machines can be large or small depending on the job they will be needed for. They can be used to compact smaller items such as corrugated cartons, textiles or aluminum cans. They can further be used for large items such as car scrap or tires. The balers can be customized to better suit the variety of materials they will be used with.

To use, the materials that need to be compressed are loaded into the large compartment of the baler. This can be done manually or by automated methods such as conveyor belts which are often added to larger industrial balers for the heavier goods that would otherwise be difficult to transfer. Once enough material is inside, a hydraulic arm compresses the material. With these balers, the compression is done horizontally, from one side to the other side; unlike from top to bottom as with vertical balers. It is then bound with wire, metal or rope to ensure that it doesn’t lose its new shape. The bales can be unloaded by hand if not too large or heavy, but in some industries, such as automobiles, lifts must be employed to remove the bales.

In many cases, the horizontal balers will need to be mobile. Trash compactors for example can be built into the trucks for easy mobility and to keep the trash taking up as little room as possible for transport to the landfill. Other compactors can be attached to large trucks such as pick up trucks so they can move to different sites for a slightly longer period of time, such as construction sites. Other balers that might be working with extremely tough materials are often nailed or secured down to ensure that they are more stable for the baling process.