Tandem Balers Push Production
- 01 May 2012
- Product News
Eurokey Recycling Limited, of Hinckley in Leicestershire, has installed two Marathon Nexgen 2R450 Twin-Ram Balers, sourced from UK distributor Blue Group. Working in tandem, the two new baling presses have already proved to be a wise investment, with Eurokey reporting a 60% increase in throughput and a 20% improvement in bale density.
Eurokey Recycling is a well-established and growing company, providing a varied recycling and waste management expertise to industry, commerce, distribution and logistics companies, recyclers and the retail sector. Eurokey is a consolidator and trader of secondary commodities, with a national capability as well as interests overseas. The company not only provides turnkey waste processing but also runs its own fleet of specialist and bulk vehicles for collection of raw waste materials and delivery of processed recyclables to merchant customers.
One particularly innovative idea developed by the company is where they provide customers with compact vertical balers and set up a regular collection service, which is a significant benefit for retailers and commercial enterprises dealing with smaller volumes of waste materials - especially packaging. Eurokey has an inside stock-holding facility extending to around 53,000 square feet and a 130,000 tonnes per annum throughput capability, with processed waste materials being comprised largely of plastics (80%), ferrous and non-ferrous metals (15%), with the remaining 5% cardboard.
The Nexgen 2R450 Twin-Ram Baler is the largest in the extensive Marathon range, featuring cutting-edge electronics technology, advanced structural engineering and the highest quality build materials to create one of the most powerful, reliable and efficient machines of its type.
A compression force of 210 tonnes and the full penetration compaction ram ensures maximum bale density and cycle times are up to 24 seconds, depending on the material being baled. Bale weights vary from around 540kgs for lightweight material such as UBC, up to 1350kgs for steel cans. The Nexdoor® multi-purpose door can be used either as a bale separator, bale release or bale clamp and also allows for variable bale widths if required. A programmable controller provides a quick and easy switch-over to accommodate different recycleable materials for baling and the user-friendly Maestro® Colour Touch-Screen features automatic and manual controls, diagnostics and bale set-up functions.
Commenting on his company's new Marathon Galaxy balers, Joe Bisland, Eurokey's Commercial Director said "Buying a baler is a huge decision that you don't have to make often, so it's imperative that you get it right. The Marathon balers are excellent" he continues "because they can process a wide range of materials, from steel cans and cardboard to films and rigid plastics".
Blue Group is the appointed distributor for the full range of Marathon Twin Ram, Channel and Semi Automatic balers. Well-established and with national coverage, Blue Group is recognised as a leading solutions provider in the UK, with a wide range of distributorships offering the highest quality in recycling, crushing, screening, conveying and shredding equipment. Blue Group provides first-class technical and after sales support for all their product ranges and can also design, build and commission bespoke systems for all the markets they serve.