A channel baler compacts recyclables into bales. The material to be pressed enters a chamber by conveyor belt or chute, where it is compressed. Unlike balers that compact the fed material and then deposit the formed cuboid bales into a cart or container, a channel baler has a channel through which the compacted material is pushed. This creates cohesive, dense bales, including paper.

What is a channel baler?

The channel baler belongs to the family of balers. Apart from a few additional extras and a different format, it does exactly what a baler is supposed to do: It compacts recyclables, such as paper, into manageable bales. Responsible for this is a press plunger, which compresses the material until its maximum compression is reached. Subsequent setting ensures that the bales retain their shape and can be easily transported.

Baling presses from manual to fully automatic

Depending on individual needs and the amount of waste generated, a baler can be selected between different sizes and automation levels. For example, there are variants of balers into which paper, cardboard, plastics and co. are fed by hand. Setting and removal of the material is also done manually. A partially or fully automated baler, on the other hand, automatically fills the baling chamber, reliably ties the bales, and ejects them.

Advantages of using a channel baler

The advantages of using a channel baler are obvious: The loose material, which is otherwise difficult to store and transport, is compacted. Compression of up to 90 percent is possible. Compressed to a minimum of their actual volume, paper and other materials occupy only a fraction of the area they previously occupied. This saves storage capacity and makes transport profitable, as containers and trucks are effectively packed and thus fully utilized. Disposal is also simplified by such a compactor, since the compacted material is a recyclable material that disposal companies prefer to purchase in order to recycle the material.