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Choosing a Baler: Horizontal vs Vertical Balers

October 16, 2019 | Vulcan, Inc.
Choosing a Baler: Horizontal vs Vertical Balers

At Vulcan Wire, we offer a variety of products to help with your baling needs. But what if you don’t own a baler yet? Before you can buy baling supplies, you’ll need to first pick a baler that is going to suit your needs. In this post, we’ll walk through the differences between horizontal and vertical balers so that you can choose the baler style that is best for your needs.

Assess the Job at Hand

It won’t do you any good to invest in a baler if the machine you select isn’t the right fit for the job at hand. Specifically, you need to think about the volume of materials that you will be processing on a regular basis. If you have a large operation, you’ll almost certainly need a horizontal baler to keep up with the workload. On the other hand, if you only manage relatively small amounts of waste, a vertical baler may be the better option.

Find the Right Space

Before you can install a baler, you first need to ensure that your building has the right voltage (220/380 volts and three-phase power).

Next, you will need to have a proper space available in your warehouse for the baler to live and perform its duties. Keep in mind that this requires installation on a concrete pad. Vertical balers take up less space than horizontal models, so remember this as you shop. In addition, before buying a baler and putting it in place, think about the workflow in your warehouse. You should put the baler in a convenient, easy-to-access spot that will make processing waste as easy and efficient as possible.

Manage Your Budget

It’s an unfortunate reality that every purchase comes with budgetary restrictions. If you don’t have much space in your budget for this investment, vertical balers often have lower price tags. Because they are more affordable and take up less space, vertical balers tend to be the preferred choice for small businesses. 

Minimizing Human Input

If you are trying to optimize a large operation that turns out significant waste each day, a horizontal baler will be the only viable option. Horizontal balers have the capacity to be completely automated, depending on the model you select. This will save you time in the baling process since your employees don’t have to actively manage the baler. Establishing this kind of system may be beyond the scope of a small business, but it is perfect for a larger operation.

Get a Professional Opinion

If you’re still unsure of what kind of baler will be right for your business, consider getting some advice from someone who is experienced in this industry. If you’d like to be pointed in the right direction, Vulcan Wire can lend a hand. Feel free to contact us for assistance. This is a large investment and an important piece of equipment for your business, so you want to be sure to get it right.

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