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General Questions about Mil-tek Balers & Compactors

How do I choose the right machine model?
You will be assisted in this decision-making by a Mil-tek expert. What you need to know is how much cardboard, for example, you produce on a daily basis, together with what stream and in what sizes. You should also be aware of the amount of space you have available for a machine. This fundamental data, along with your organizational structure, serves as the foundation for determining which machine model you require.

Where should the machine be installed?
You’ll learn the answer from your internal working procedures and the data on your waste streams that is at your disposal. We’ll work with Mil-tek to make sure you locate the ideal area in your workplace.

Is installing a baler outside possible?
Sure, it is. Mil-tek balers are perfect for installation indoors because they have a smaller footprint than the majority of baling and compacting equipment. The machine must be situated close to the waste source for effective disposal.

If you decide to put your machine somewhere, make sure it is covered or under a roof because cold and wet weather can eventually affect how well the machine works.

Which type of AC outlet do I require?
Due to the pneumatic nature of Mil-tek balers, no external electrical power is required to operate them. You can just plug into this if you already own an airline. A provided compressor needs a regular AC outlet—not a 3-phase—if you don’t have an airline.

Exactly how loud is a Mil-tek baler?
Mil-tek balers and compactors are exceptionally quiet, producing less than 70 dB (A), as they are air-powered rather than hydraulic.

How frequently must a baler be maintained?
In order to make sure your baler is working effectively and safely, it is advised that you have it serviced once a year. Balers that receive yearly maintenance from Mil-tek personnel frequently outlive their anticipated 10-year lifespan.

What qualifications or instruction are needed to operate a Mil-tek baler?
Mil-tek balers are made with user safety and simplicity in mind. To ensure that a key staff member fully comprehends how the baler operates and can then instruct other staff members, a licensed Mil-tek technician will train that individual. Mil-tek balers can now be safely operated by staff members of all levels thanks to the short and easy training.

Can I lease a baler?
Unconstrained baler rentals are available through Mil-tek’s rental and service programs. View this page to learn more about renting a baler.

Questions about Mil-tek Cardboard & Plastic Balers

How can I make sure that my bales are the heaviest and densest they can be?
Emptying your baler first thing in the morning is a helpful tip. A baler will utilize pneumatic technology to gradually press out any remaining air without requiring additional energy if the garbage is allowed to compact over night. The only devices that use this low-energy, constant pressure technique are pneumatic ones.

Who picks up my bundles of cardboard and plastic?
For the collection of your cardboard and plastic bales, Mil-tek will help you locate a nearby recycler.

What distinguishes a normal model from an HD model?
The dimensions and carbon footprint of the Standard and HD are comparable, but the Heavy Duty (HD) handles greater volumes and generates denser bales. What’s important to know is how much waste cardboard or plastic you produce on a daily basis. This fundamental data, along with your company’s organizational structure, serves as the foundation for determining which machine model is most appropriate.

Can I bale plastic and cardboard together in one machine?
You certainly can, but we don’t advise doing both at once for obvious reasons. Mil-tek also offers a Plastic Bag Stand that enables you to properly store plastic while you assemble a cardboard bale, or vice versa, if you regularly combine the two materials. When everything is ready, you can create a plastic bale.

Questions about Mil-tek General Waste Compactors

I prepare food in my kitchen; may I use a Mil-tek X-Press Compactor there?
You can, indeed. Because the Mil-tek X-Press is air-powered, there is no chance of oil contamination and it is also very silent. Always talk to your Mil-tek consultant about this subject because there may be local laws and regulations that affect it; he can inform you of your options.

What impact will this have on my current waste cans and bins?
The X-Press Compactor line of equipment is made to elegantly take the place of a typical drum-sized waste container. This is mounted on a wheeled trolley, making transportation and change straightforward.

Can I collect or dispose of my compacted waste normally?
Yes, it can, but with a 10:1 compaction rate, it’s likely that you’ll make a lot less collections and/or trips to the landfill.

What distinguishes the several XP compactor models?
Each XP compactor has distinct qualities that make it appropriate for various work settings. Due to its incredibly small size and stainless steel construction, the XP100S is suitable for installation in confined spaces.

Larger in size and volume is the XP200S, and due to stainless steel also more suited to hygienic settings.

Because the XP300 is fastened to a frame, it is better suited for unsteady situations (such as offshore).

Questions about Mil-tek EPS Compactors

What does the Mil-tek EPS compactor actually do?
About 98% of EPS6 is air. The polystyrene is crushed into tiny grains by the Mil-tek EPS compactor. The air is then melted out of them, greatly shrinking their size. After that, the EPS is compressed into compact, manageable briquettes.

And by doing this, I can make money?
You can, indeed. Almost every object made of plastic, including speakers, televisions, DVD players, and mobile phones, may be made from dense, compacted polystyrene. It is a sought-after good since it is considerably less expensive than creating “new” plastic.

Can I shred any form of polystyrene?
The most popular and frequently used type of polystyrene is EPS6, therefore a Mil-tek EPS compactor can only recycle this type of polystyrene. Ask if you have any questions because all packing has to be properly marked.

How can I choose between an EPS2000 and an EPS1000 Polystyrene Compactor?
You will be assisted in this decision-making by a Mil-tek expert. The EPS2000 is built to handle bigger amounts of EPS and run continuously throughout the day, while the EPS1000 Polystyrene Compactor is smaller and has a lower carbon footprint.

Why shouldn’t I just throw polystyrene in with my regular waste?
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is inert and does not break down; once it is disposed of, it remains there permanently. You can save your current trash expenditures by up to 80% by compacting and recycling polystyrene because you won’t need to pay for wasteful transportation and fewer containers and lifts will be needed. By doing this, you can also make money because polystyrene is a terrific waste product that can be successfully recycled.

How do I locate a buyer for my compressed EPS?
Ask an expert: Your consultant will make sure you identify a local recycler eager to take this off your hands for a fair fee. Mil-tek assists businesses all over the world in accomplishing exactly this.

Questions about Mil-tek Can Crushers

What about paint contamination?
To protect the surfaces, all Mil-tek machines are finished with a premium powdered enamel finish that resists corrosion. The can crusher is also available from Mil-tek in stainless steel for customers with particular requirements.

Which cans can I use the Mil-tek Can Crusher for?
All types, excluding pressurized aerosol cans, including tins, cans, paint cans, oil drums, and hazardous and non-hazardous containers.

Who picks up my compressed metal?
Ask someone who knows: Mil-tek assists businesses all over the world in carrying out this exact task, and your adviser will see to it that you locate a nearby recycler prepared to buy this from you for a fair price.

Questions about Mil-tek Consumables & Banding

Does Mil-tek produce their own banding for balers?
Sure, we do. Our baler banding is produced locally at the Mil-tek headquarters in Denmark. It enables us to provide the most affordable price while also strictly regulating quality.

How price competitive is Mil-tek?
Confidently. If you discover cheaper bands of like quality, we’ll gladly match it.

Which banding size is best for my baler?
Check the webshop page’s specifications to make sure you’re using the right size.

What balers and compactor attachments are available?
Lots. Heavy duty plastic bags, bag supports, a safety cutter for banding, and garbage compactor accessories. Look through the selection of products available to you to improve your baler.

Questions about Mil-tek Compressors

Does a Miltek baler require a compressor to operate?
The Mil-tek equipment is frequently pneumatic (air-powered). You will require a source of compressed air for this. In the event that your company has one of these, your baler or compactor can be directly powered by it.

However, the Mil-tek product line also includes electric and hydraulic equipment. Depending on your needs and the available space, we can help you choose the best option.

What sort of compressor ought I to employ?
Mil-tek has worked on this problem for years so that you don’t have to. To provide a selection of choices created especially for Mil-tek balers and compactors, we have formed relationships with top compressor manufacturers.

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