Paper Mountain produces 50% more bales a day
Since installing a new 80 ton fully automatic Presona baler with bespoke conveyor system, Gosport-based commercial recycling company Paper Mountain Ltd has
- increased the number of bales produced each day by 50%
- reduced the number of operatives needed to manage and supervise the baling process
This expanding recycling business collects, shreds and trades commercial materials from London and all over the south coast; the company also says it is able to turn around drop in vehicles immediately and has been easily able to accommodate an increase in client materials experienced over the summer months.
Commenting on the new baler, Paper Mountain’s Managing Director Jensen Lunn said:
“We were running three semi-automatic balers – but we still couldn’t keep up with the rate of material being delivered in by sub-contractors and collected by our own fleet. It was taking many operatives to keep the system going, and we were asking them to do a lot of overtime.”
“We knew we were throwing manpower at the problem, and that it was inefficient. It certainly wouldn’t give us the extra capacity we needed to grow.”
The new Presona LP 80 VH1 has transformed the process.
“We’ve upped our game. We now have a zero truck waiting time and can easily get through many more Roll on/Roll off containers a day, with plenty of capacity left over. Previously we’d have been hard pushed just to complete the minimum.
“In the last couple of months we’ve seen a phenomenal increase in tonnages. The extra speed has been essential, and the extra efficiency makes every tonne more profitable.
“The reliability of the Presona is paramount to us, especially when it comes to winning new business.”
Paper Mountain Ltd is using the Presona baler to process paper, cardboard and plastic. The baler has a press force of 80 tonnes and has a material throughput of up to 25 tonnes per hour (for paper).
As with all Presona LP Series balers, this new model incorporates pre-press technology. When compared to a traditional shear baler, this delivers a significant reduction in energy costs as all of the power goes into the compaction process. And, because the process is more streamlined, the units suffer less wear and tear, emit less noise, and are more streamlined than their counterparts.