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Austropressen knows the smart way to bale

Austropressen channel baling presses are making a big difference at the central depot for the trading companies of the Germany-based Otto Group. Its subsidiary Hermes Fulfilment is currently running three APK-D42 baling systems to help process 300 000 parcels per day.

The Austropressen APK-D42 creates bales with dimensions of 1000 x 750 x 1200-1300 mm. The bale weights are between 400 and 450 kg for cardboard. Automatic pressure-dependent adjustment of three sides of the channel is advantageous here. Hourly outputs of 390 m³ are achievable, despite of pressure forces by 420 kN.

The three machines are all equipped with a frequency converter driven 30 kW unit. In combination with drive stops and optimised hydraulic equipment have reduced overall energy consumption by up to 30%. Sensors in the hopper ensure immediate switch-off in case there is no infeed.

Reduction and optimisation are also factored into processing. This is achieved by the fully automatic and wire-saving DRILLFIX binding system and 3-fold horizontal binding with added wire monitoring system. The patented cutting system will minimise jamming of materials, energy consumption per pressing cycle and cutter material wear. Exchangeable HARDOX floor plates will reduce overall wear.

The silent pump in the hydraulic tank reduces acoustic emission to a minimum. Connection to the in-house network for transmission of machine data will allow permanent observation and control of the bales. This additional access will also allow fast and cost-effective remote maintenance at all times.

Find out more at Fachpack

Austropressen is displaying its latest innovations at the Fackpack expo in Nuremberg, Germany, from 24-26 September. The redesigned low height vertical baling press APV easyline is one of the solutions that will be exhibited at the 40th edition of the trade show.

‘The press is based on a plug-and-play concept,’ says managing directors Franz Roither. No installation is required. ‘State-of-the-art technology allows rapid compaction cycles and high pressure forces, with a drive that clearly saves energy.’ Also, the horizontal baling presses are versatile and will readily compact materials such as cardboard, paper, plastics, foam, textiles or sheet metal packaging. ‘The advantage is minimum energy consumption at maximum power,’ Roither underlines.  

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