With the aid of a press container, residual waste of various classes can be quickly and conveniently compressed. The combination of a compactor and a container provides a system that enables quick disposal. A great advantage of the containers is that they are extremely versatile in use. Thus, there are numerous applications in trade, commerce, industry and other areas.
Press containers in practice – from residual waste to disposal
Residual waste is generated in all commercial areas. This ranges from packaging material to residual materials from production to direct waste. The disposal of these materials is often problematic and labour-intensive. Practical solutions with a high degree of automation are therefore welcome alternatives.
This is exactly what the press containers allow. They are a combination of a waste compactor and a waste container. The containers are designed for removal by truck. In this way, you save yourself from having to transport or temporarily store the waste in your company. As soon as the container is full, a waste disposal company picks up the residual materials.
Automated processes – with additional technology and artificial intelligence
The press containers are an important part of automated waste disposal. You determine the degree of automation yourself. For example, it is possible to fill the containers automatically via suction systems or conveyor belts. Alternatively, filling is done manually or by a tipping device, which is particularly useful in smaller operations or for irregularly accumulating recyclables.
Extraction systems, paper separators or conveyor belts can be connected directly to production and packaging systems. In this way, the residual materials go directly into the press and then into the container without any manual effort.
Even the collection of containers can be fully automated with the help of modern technology. Smart containers have fill level indicators and modules for communication. This makes it possible to automatically inform the disposal company as soon as the container is full. Then the emptying takes place at the optimal time and automatically. You do not need to check the fill level or order the disposal company.
The use of a press container makes sense in these areas
The press containers adapt very well to your needs. Accordingly, there is a wide range of possible applications. Above all, the containers are inexpensive solutions for disposal, and they are also energy-saving in operation. This makes it possible for even smaller companies to rely on such a system.
Thus, the use in large kitchens or agricultural and forestry operations is conceivable. Here you can dispose of green waste and food scraps via the container. In retail or small businesses, the containers serve as a collection point for packaging waste. You can prepare cardboard or paper directly for disposal in a space-saving manner.
In industrial companies and the manufacturing sector, press containers are ideal for the automatic disposal of waste materials. In combination with a feeder, you automate the complete process. In this way, production waste or packaging waste can be disposed of fully automatically.
Waste disposal companies can use this form of container to accept residual waste from customers. The containers are filled independently. The compactor continuously compresses the filled waste. Direct invoicing is possible via scales, separated according to customer and waste type.
Stationary presses are the ideal solution, especially if your company produces waste of different classes. In this way, waste is first separated by type before it reaches the individual presses. This ensures the separate and continuous disposal of materials such as cardboard, plastic, PET, wood and similar residual waste.
The interesting thing about such a solution with stationary presses is that you can set up continuous operation relatively easily. We at Hunkeler Systeme have set up such a system for Al Nisr Publishing in Dubai. With seven stationary presses and ten separate containers, continuous operation is possible.
These types of press containers are available on the market
In order to be ready for the different tasks, we at Hunkeler Systeme offer a wide range of different compacting containers. The mobile variants are suitable for small and medium quantities of residual waste. Thus you will find the right solution for your purposes.
For bulky goods, for example, the bulky waste compactors are particularly well suited. For one thing, these have very large feed openings of 1,250 millimeters. This means that even large objects can be inserted without problem. Additionally, the press is reinforced and can thus compress even robust objects.
Another special form is represented by the wet waste compactors. These containers are suitable for all biological waste, even if it is wet. Here you fill, for example, food waste, general organic waste or green waste. The compactor compresses this to a very small size. In addition, the wet waste compactors have a self-cleaning function. This extends the cleaning intervals, which is helpful with this form of waste.
Most of the press containers are designed as mobile version. This means that the complete container including the compactor is transportable. In this way, you can move it to where the residual waste is processed if necessary. This way you remain flexible.
In the stationary compactors, on the other hand, the press and the container are separated from each other. This allows the full container to be exchanged for a second one when it is full. You then do not need a second press. While one container is being removed, the press can continue to work and fill the next container.
Press containers with screw compactors are specifically designed for recyclable materials. These containers are mainly intended for PE bottles, PET, wooden pallets and similar recyclable materials. The press containers with screw compactor achieve a particularly high compression. They are still available both as mobile and stationary variants.
Press container for skip loader and other transport variants
A central point of the compacting containers is the fast and direct removal. A truck picks up the container and transports the compressed waste to its destination. Of course, this should be done as quickly, uncomplicatedly, and cheaply as possible. For this reason, we at Hunkeler Systeme offer different type series of container systems.
Skip trucks have become established in the waste disposal industry. These pick up the compatible containers without external assistance and within a very short time. Roll-off vehicles with hook pick-up are also an option for larger containers. We at Hunkeler Systeme have universal presses for hook pick-up with this truck in our range. This enables you to transport the residual waste at a reasonable price via a disposal company of your choice.
Additional functions on press containers
At Hunkeler Systeme, we adapt the press containers to your needs on request. These options include, for example, a scale. This is integrated directly at the filling opening and measures accurately to within half a kilogram. This gives you a permanent, precise overview of the filling quantity.
In combination with a scanner, billing by originator is possible. People identify themselves via the scanner before the compactor accepts residual waste. In this way, you grant external groups access to disposal and have a simple option for precise billing.
For such a solution, a tipping system is also an option. We at Hunkeler Systeme also offer this as an accessory for our press containers. It facilitates the filling, because the waste is first filled into a smaller container to be weighed before being transferred to the larger container and then to the press.
You can process these wastes with press containers
The versatility speaks for a press container. The system handles a wide variety of forms of residual waste, just like the disposal center of the city of Chur. The list of waste that you can dispose of via a press container includes:
- bulky waste
- wood and pallets
- PE bottles
- PET and plastic
- organic waste
- green and garden waste
- food scraps
The advantages of a press container
With a combination of container and compactor you get a flexible and efficient system for waste disposal. All systems have many positive features in everyday life from which you benefit.
Among the most important features of these containers is that you get a central collection point for a certain type of residual waste. After the waste is separated by type, you can even recover recyclables and send them to the recycling process. This is the case, for example, with disposable PET bottles.
Thus, these solutions are also suitable for trade. The residual waste takes up no space in storage. The press compresses the waste by up to 95 percent. Another advantage here is that filling can take place continuously. This is interesting if waste does not accumulate continuously and a container is only full after a few weeks.
At the same time, the containers operate economically and energy-efficiently. When the press is not in operation, the systems require little or no energy. This keeps your operating costs low. Likewise, a universal system with low transport and disposal costs is available to you. Any freight forwarder or waste disposal company can easily pick up and collect the containers.
With the containers it is still possible to automate waste disposal to a high degree. You can combine the containers with tipping units, suction systems or conveyor belts. If desired, collection can also be fully automated with the help of fill level indicators and radio modules. Manual work is then completely eliminated, which significantly reduces costs for your company.
These are the advantages of using a press container at a glance:
- central collection point for residual waste
- press container compresses waste directly after generation
- cost-efficient solution for disposal
- integration into production and disposal processes possible
- versatile use for a wide range of wastes
- very energy efficient
- automation possible
- easy collection of the containers by disposal companies
- no intermediate storage or transport of waste in the company necessary
Broad product portfolio with individual customization options: The range of Hunkeler systems
As a specialist for solutions for disposal logistics, press containers of all classes are part of our central systems. We offer solutions of all size classes for many different scenarios, with stationary presses up to 34m3.
Our systems are used in trade, commerce and industrial companies of all kinds. The portfolio ranges from self-feeding containers to stationary systems and individually designed solutions.
You can easily combine the containers and presses with other technology from waste disposal logistics. For example, the presses are compatible with paper separators, recycling modules, tipping devices, suction systems, and conveyor belts or scales. This makes it possible to build up individual and fully automatic systems for disposal according to the modular principle.
The systems focus on high energy efficiency. Companies are now expected to implement environmentally friendly concepts. Energy-efficient waste disposal that recovers valuable materials for the recycling loop is environmentally friendly in two respects. In addition, you benefit from low operating costs, which is advantageous in the long term in times of rising energy prices.
Should you have questions regarding press containers, then contact us now. We at Hunkeler Systeme will be happy to advise you on the various systems and their advantages.