Bailing material efficiently and at maximum capacity is a priority for many facilities dealing with large amounts of recyclable products. And with container refund schemes (CRS) being rolled out across most states in Australia, millions of containers are being collected for reuse and recycling – increasing the need for good processes.
The success of CRS programs is apparent through state government announcements in which the public is given regular updates on milestones that have been reached.
In September, the Queensland government announced, via the Containers for Change program, that 800 million containers had been returned in just 10 months, with an average of about 3 million containers returned each day. Several states that haven’t had a CRS program are now also seeing the benefits of getting on board.
The Western Australian government’s CRS program will commence in early 2020, and the NSW government rolled out a CRS across the state in December 2017.
Additionally, the Northern Territory government is developing a plan to make its CRS program more accessible to regional communities in the state.
With all of this movement in CRS, there is an increasing demand for equipment that can help in all stages of processing these materials. Companies such as Material Recovery Solutions, offer just that – solutions to make it easier to recover, process and transport material.
Material Recovery Solutions sells balers; destruction, conveying and separating equipment; and the company manufactures truck bodies.
The company’s managing director Marcus Corrigan said CRS programs, such as Containers for Change in Queensland, are playing a large role in the increase in demand for these products and creating markets for the material.
“There’s a lot of focus on high volume baling.
“We manufacturer a variety of equipment to help with this,” Corrigan said.
“We have an array of different types of conveyers, which we primarily sell in the material recovery industry.”
Recently, Material Recovery Solutions partnered with Godswill as the company’s official distributor.
“I would consider Godswill to be the market leader in the Australian and New Zealand markets. They offer a quality product at a competitive price,” Corrigan said.
He said those attributes, combined with great customer service, show the strength of Godswill’s products, which include the company’s Twin Ram Balers. The Twin Ram Baler has a Human Machine Interface that allows operators to monitor or adjust the machine parameters for different materials as well as troubleshoot problems.
A robust hydraulic chamber side door ensures square solid bales are formed. Additionally, a drop-down end door provides easy access for the main ram for maintenance checks and to alleviate any blockage that may occur.
Godswill baling presses provide an economic and ecological solution in which waste material is compressed into compact bales that can be easily stored and transported back to a recycling company.
The Twin Ram Baler achieves maximum weight, but it can also bale many different materials including plastic film, HDPE, PET, steel cans, aluminium cans and hard plastics.
For those extra difficult materials, an Accent 470 wire tying system can be programmed to apply extra wires to the bale.
“The Twin Ram Baler is a high volume, automatic, high compaction baling machine that offers the best possible transport for plastic and containers,” Corrigan said.
“Balers are quite complex. It’s important that a quality product is used.”
When purchasing equipment from Material Recovery Solutions, the team installs it and offers ongoing service and support.
“We offer 24-hour direct, over the phone support. If our customers have a problem with the machinery, our technicians are there to help,” Corrigan explained.
“We very much spend the time with our customers’ operating staff and maintenance staff.”