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How Commercial Balers Can Benefit Your Warehouse

April 11, 2022

How you utilize the space of your warehouse directly relates to its effectiveness and profitability. The more room there is to store and transport materials, the more business you can do, and the better your bottom line will be. A commercial baler is a piece of equipment that warehouses can use to compress their loose waste or recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, foam, etc. This allows warehouses to optimize their waste handling process and achieve more working floor space for your business’s operations. In this article, we’ll go through what an industrial baler can do for your warehouses waste management and the different options of balers you can choose from.

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What Is an Industrial or Warehouse Baler and Why It’s So Helpful?

An industrial baler compresses loose waste and other recyclable materials to be turned into a compact box or block. This allows warehouses to save costs associated with waste storage, transport, and removal. A baler creates warehouse efficiency by creating a workflow of waste removal while saving them the costs of storing recyclables and other waste materials. Your company will also lower the expenses associated with the manpower it takes to breakdown boxes and other waste.

Industrial commercial balers help warehouse and storage companies adhere to sustainability initiatives which aid in more client loyalty and a better reputation overall. This equipment also helps to lower the risk of fire and creates a safer workplace for employees. The cost of a baler isn’t cheap, but considering how much a warehouse will save you, the investment is worth your while.

There are two main types of balers, vertical, and horizontal, and we’ve listed the benefits of each below.

Advantages of Vertical Balers for Warehouses

We know that compacting waste and recyclable materials such as cardboard can save warehouse spaces, but it also lowers waste disposal costs. However, whereas horizontal balers can be large and costly, vertical balers are smaller and less expensive. Vertical balers are specifically intended for warehouse facilities that don’t have immense amounts of materials to compact. This means that a vertical baler has a smaller output, with a bale size of up to 1000 pounds. They are particularly helpful for warehouses whose main waste output comes from cardboard, due to their smaller size and output capabilities.

Advantages of Horizontal Balers for Large Scale Businesses

If your facility has a high production rate, with more recyclables and waste than the average warehouse, you’ll most likely want to opt for a horizontal baler. Horizontal balers are seen in recycling centers and large-scale distribution facilities as they have a capacity of 50 tons per hour. Loading in a horizontal baler is automated through its conveyor belt, which increases the speed at which a facility can operate, bettering its efficiency. The waste and recyclables can then be transported using forklifts. If your warehouse is moving more than 100 tons of waste every month, a horizontal baler is the only choice.

Choosing which baler is right for your warehouse depends on the size, scope of your inventory, and how much waste needs to be removed each month. But in general, either type of commercial baler will save facilities space and money, so that managers can run a more efficient business. American Surplus Inc. is the leading supplier of warehouse storage and material handling equipment for over 30 years. Our 530,000 square foot facility is your one-stop-shop for all your warehousing needs. Save with discounts of 40% - 60% off the price of buying a new baler system. Our experienced and knowledgeable sales associates will make sure you get the best price for all your material handling needs.