A baling press is a device used to compress materials into a larger bale that is more convenient for transportation or storage. Baling presses are generally made of steel and usually manufactured with one or more hydraulic arms that press materials toward each other to form a stackable square bale. Generally, two overarching models of the baling press exist: the vertical press and the horizontal press. As one would expect, vertical baling presses feature a hydraulic arm that operates on a vertical plane and horizontal baling presses has an arm that works on a horizontal plane.
To work, materials are loaded onto the baling press into a hopper or container, and when said container is full, the arm can be actuated to begin compressing the materials. Baling presses may be simple and labor-intensive or complex and automated. Baling presses may compress various types of materials, such as hay, shredded paper, recycling paper, recycling plastic, aluminum, and waste. Some baling presses, however, are made to be used only with one specific material. Examples of such baling presses are the tire baler and a baling press designed to compact stretch wrap.
Baling presses are used in several industries, such as in agriculture, where they are used create hay bales on farms. Another common industry in which baling presses are used is the recycling industry. Here, materials such as plastic, rubber and metal can be baled for transport, storage or the next stage of the recycling process. Likewise, waste services create bales for similar purposes. The maximum size of a bale generally corresponds to the size of the baling press, and many manufacturers will specify a press’ safe maximum load size. Exceeding the specified limit increases the chances of causing damage to the baling press. If your main objective is speed of production, then a smaller baling press may be the choice for you. Large baling presses create larger bales, but smaller baling presses work more quickly, allowing a user to create more bales within a set timeframe. For ease of use, efficiency of use and general convenience, baling presses may be portable. Whatever your compression needs, baling presses are a great, efficient way to move things along.