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Here you will find useful information to help guide you when choosing the right compaction system for your application. Below are Compactor Basics, a Dimensions & Clearance Data chart, and Selection Criteria that should be considered including information on size of waste, recyclables, safety standards, power source, convenience, location and available space.
A compactor system has three main parts:
The Compactor Ram
The Power Unit
Compactor Dimensions & Clearance Data
Is the Feed Opening (Clear Top) large enough to accommodate the largest items without bridging?
Is there sufficient volume of recyclable materials to warrant removing them from the waste stream? Recycling equipment or additional compaction equipment may be needed.
- Does the installation comply with recommended ANSI standards?
- Is there a 42″ high barrier between the user and the charge box?
- Is there an access interlock switch on chute or hopper doors and gates?
- Is there a “momentary contact” control required?
Is adequate power available? Three or single phase?
- Is the compactor located for easiest use? Loading height?
- Can a hopper, doghouse (charge box enclosure) or cart dumping system improve convenience?
- Can value be added (building or employee security) by loading through the wall?
- Would an Ozone Odor Control System solve odor or pest control problems?
Does, or can, the waste flow to one central point?
- Is there space for the compaction system and maneuvering room for collection trucks?
- Is there adequate over-head clearance? Is the collection truck front-load or rear-load?
- Is there compatibility with the collection truck?
It is reasonably easy to misapply a baling machine or place it in an area that does not benefit the customer. Your local dealer or Regional Sales Manager will help guide you through the selection and location process to assure you are getting the best choice of equipment, layout, and to fit within your budget requirements. The process of gathering all the pertinent information is very important.
- What do you plan to bale?
- What is the largest size of the majority of the material?
- How much material will be baled at the busiest hour?
- How will the baler be fed?
- How will the bales be stored?
- What is the shipping method?
- Is there a maximum weight to achieve on the shipping conveyance?
- Will the bales be tied manually or automatically?
- What language will be used in operating and servicing baler?
- Is a telephone line nearby?
- Is there adequate room for the baler? Considering the space required for the baler is only a small part of the total space required. What about room for the feeding apparatus (conveyor, air system, cart dumper or loader)? Is there room to eject and handle the bales?
- Check ceiling height as well as width and length of the space.
- Is there adequate door height to bring the unit into the building?
- Will the floor support the weight of the recommended equipment?
- What is the available voltage and can the machine can be started across-the-line?
- Will the location of the equipment be close to where the material is generated and/or shipped?