Are double chamber balers a thing of the past?
Double chamber balers have seemed to deteriorate in popularity during recent years, you may ask why and our top three reasons are…
- The Health & Safety risks associated with double chamber balers – sliding the heavy press head across from one baling chamber to the other increases the risk of strain injuries
- Labour intensity of double chamber balers – reduced loading aperture as the bale size increase
- Customers often don’t have the same quantity of each waste stream – there is often 2-3 times more cardboard then polythene so the second chamber could end up being nothing more than an inefficient storage box
Your next question may be, if people aren’t using double chamber balers how are they dealing with two waste steams?
At Greenbank we advise customers to purchase two vertical balers, a B4 and B20, which cost approximately the same as a double chamber baler. (Usually customers tend to have less polythene and more cardboard, hence the small and large vertical balers.)
Vertical balers benefit from simple control panels, automatic eject systems and low noise levels, which make life easier and safer for operators. To operate our range of vertical balers, only the baler door needs to close, there is no sliding of the press head which reduces the risk of strain injuries.
Where space is limited on site, two smaller units can be me efficiently positing in tight corners where the larger twin machine may not fit.
The main benefit of having two vertical balers as opposed to a double chamber baler is the ability to load waste simultaneously.