Here at CK International we have seen an increase in the demand for semi-automatic balers. 2020 saw huge changes in the makeup of waste streams and the way that companies process waste. With labour cost savings and increased commodity values, many businesses have found the semi-automatic baler to be the ideal solution for their business.
CK International’s UK Sales Manager, Andrew Smith comments, “In the past year we have found that many customers are taking advantage of the increased commodity values and are upgrading their waste compaction equipment. This has been most notable within the ecommerce and food manufacturing sectors who have seen a high increase in their waste material. The semi-automatic machine has been the preferred choice.” He goes on to say, “I think there’s several reasons why these customers have approached CK International for a recycling solution. We have been able to listen and understand their challenges and provide them with bespoke tailored solutions to ease their problem - whether that has been to decrease labour costs or improve on their commodity values. From conveyance to bin tipping or even when a smaller footprint was required, our internal design team were able to find a solution to suit their needs.”
Some of the most recent projects where we have provided support include waste management companies, e-commerce retailers, food manufacturers and the NHS. In a recent installation at a global food manufacturer, the customer upgraded from a vertical baler to a CK 450HFE semi-automated baler with bin tipping mechanism and safety cage. This particular customer has seen a reduction in labour whilst providing an increased commodity value for the baled material.
We manufacture one of the most extensive range of semi-automatic balers in the market. With 9 different models across the range, all materials are catered for. As semi-automatic balers process waste against a fixed surface, bale density in these machines often exceed that of channel balers. The machines are capable of processing up to 3 tonnes of material per hour, and the product category is split into 3 different series.