When it comes to recycling equipment, cardboard balers are by far the most popular among businesses.
From retail companies to industrial waste managers, cardboard balers make it easier for businesses to recycle and dispose of their waste. Balers and compactors are waste material recycling machines that work by reducing the size of the waste material for easier storage and transportation. Just like any machinery, cardboard balers are subject to wear and tear over time. Whether you have purchased used recycling equipment or your cardboard baler is brand new, there are a few ways you can keep your machine in excellent condition.
Regular Maintenance Of Recycling Equipment
One common mistake that businesses make is waiting for their waste material recycling machines to break down before conducting any kind of maintenance. Take care of your equipment with routine maintenance checks and repairs. Check for loose nuts and bolts on a regular basis. A loose panel on a cardboard baler could not only lead to the machine breaking but can be dangerous for operators. Recycling equipment will vibrate as it is in use, and this can easily lead to things coming loose with time.
Clean Inside And Out
It might seem obvious to regularly clean the outside of your waste recycling equipment because you can easily see the dirt and dust build-up. However, the inside of your baler is even more important to keep in order. Debris, grime and dust can build up over time, and if left, can cause damage to the inner workings of the machine. If dirt accumulates around the control panel of recycling machinery, it can result in operating issues. Dust around the motors and cooler can lead to overheating, which is often an expensive repair.
Only Bale Specific Materials
Balers and compactors are only designed to handle certain waste materials. Generally, soft waste such as cardboard, polyethene, paper and foam can be compacted without any issues. Trying to use recycling equipment to bale other, more durable materials can cause damage. The plate within the baler can only handle certain things, and hard materials will not do it any good. Be vigilant to ensure that other materials do not end up in your baler by mistake.
Check Oil Levels
Recycling equipment like balers and compactors use oil to lubricate the air cylinder and ensure the piston functions smoothly. Every time you clean your recycling machinery, you should also check the oil levels. Most cardboard balers only require an oil change every couple of years, but it is best to keep on top of this. Some conditions, such as excess dust, can lead to the oil needing to be changed more regularly. The temperature of the oil is also crucial because if it doesn’t hit the correct levels, it can leave your recycling equipment operating slowly.
For more information on cardboard balers and other recycling equipment, speak with the WRT team today.