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Presona UK helps Co-op reduce carbon footprint

Publicerad: 25 November, 2020 av Jesper Hultqvist |

The two LP50 EH1 ECC balers uses Presona’s pre-press knowhow to process cardboard and plastic on the same baler and uses the latest technology to ensure optimum energy efficiency when compared to shear balers. Co-op will use the balers to compact the recovered store materials for recycling and reuse into new films and boxes – a complete circular loop which in 2019 forms an integral part of the recycling retail supply chain.

Fewer lorry movements

The production of materials compacted through these balers support the Co-op in reducing the number of lorry movements in moving materials to recycling centers and mills around the UK.

Presona UK’s Projects Manager Richard Gould fully oversaw the installation of the balers and conveyor’s working with Co-op to do this is in a timely and safe manner in line with CDM regulations.

Co-op – a UN campaign signatory

The Co-op Group said the installation had been seamless and they were looking forward to seeing the positive environmental impact the baler would have on Co-op’s recycling statistics – and working with the Presona business more in 2020. Co-op is the first British retailer to become a signatory of the UN’s ‘Our Only Future’ campaign at its Climate Action Summit in New York. Following Co-op’s announcement earlier this year, this initiative calls upon global businesses to make critical contributions to help cap global temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and are committed to further reductions in its Green House Gas emissions of 50% by 2025.

Co-op pride themselves on being as environmentally-friendly as possible, from reducing single-use plastics to supporting Fair Trade products. The Presona balers will make a huge difference to Co-op’s recycling efforts, using less energy to compact cardboard and plastic waste from their stores and enable them to reduce the number of truck-loads needed to take the same amount of material to the recycling plant.

Presona care and support

Presona will support Co-op in enabling their sites to become more efficient and further reduce their carbon footprint. As well as manufacturing and installing the baler, Presona, whose UK business is based in Bridgwater, Somerset, will continue to provide after-sales care and support to Co-op.

New kind of baler makes recycling cheaper

Publicerad: 23 September, 2020 av Jesper Hultqvist |

“In practice, we have put a turbocharger on a baler. I think we are the first in the world to do that,” says Stefan Ekström, CEO of Presona.

The new baler, which has the fitting nickname “Mega”, is intended for recycling and sorting plants or other businesses that bale large quantities of material.

Self-optimization and parallel processes = super high performance

The secret to MP 270 MH’s high performance is parallel processes and self-optimization. When the material that is to be compacted falls into the baler, its density is automatically measured and then the baler optimizes itself and proceeds to pre-compress the material to 200 kg / m3. The pre-compressed material is then moved to the main press which creates finished bales while new material is being pre-compressed.

“Being able to pre-compress and make finished bales at the same time means that the capacity will be much higher compared to other types of balers on the market. The pre-compression can be compared to a turbocharger – by increasing the density of the added material we get much higher output, ie more bales per hour. This means that the cost per bale will be lower,” says Stefan Ekström.

45 tonnes per hour

The baler has a real capacity of 45 tonnes of material* per hour. That’s 50 percent more than Presona’s second-largest baler, the LP 140, and three times as much as the smaller LP 60.
(*Material weighing 50 kg/m3 before baling.)

Self-optimization saves resources

The MP 270 MH’s software for self-optimization ensures that the machine is always running optimally. This function also reduces the need for staff to set up and change the baler’s programmes. Less staff input decreases the risk of incorrect settings which can prevent the baler from being used to its full capacity.

A real multi-material machine

Like all Presona balers, the MP 270 MH is a real multi-material machine. Whether you want to bale cardboard, plastic film, household waste or newspaper, “The Mega” can do it. There is also a special programme for pressing PET, which can be a difficult material for many balers.

The baler saves money

“This design’s super-high capacity means that it can replace several smaller balers at a significantly lower cost. The cost per baled tonne drops significantly when you use a MP 270 MH,” says Stefan Ekström.

Learn more about the MP 270 MH.

About Presona

Presona AB (Sweden) has been supplying the recycling industry across the globe with high quality, cost efficient balers for more than 70 years. www.presona.com.

For more information:
Stefan Ekström, CEO, +46 417 199 04, stefan.ekstrom@presona.se

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We continue supporting your business

Publicerad: 19 March, 2020 av Jesper Hultqvist |

Dear customer,

Covid-19 poses challenges for businesses all over the world. We at Presona are fully committed to continue supporting your business in order to minimize any distruptions to your operations.

To ensure the safety of our staff, customers and communities we have taken the following preventive measures:

  • Travel is restricted. We don’t travel outside Sweden. Travels and visits within Sweden are limited.
  • We follow the national hygiene guidelines. Currently we have no known Coronavirus infections among our staff.

We have not experienced any disruptions to our operations and our workshop is currently producing at full capacity.

Our service and sales staff are standing by to help you

Both our service and sales departments continue to operate via e-mail and telephone.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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Sincerely,

Your Presona support team

US recycler invests in growth by installing Presona prepress baler

Publicerad: 20 November, 2019 av Jesper Hultqvist |

In 2015, after a relocation to a bigger building Tony Duckert, owner and president of RAM Recycling, went looking for a new baler. He knew what he didn’t want. He didn’t want a two ram baler since they require a dedicated operator. Nor did he want a single-ram shear baler because of the energy consumption. So he decided on a used European prepress baler and liked it. However, after a couple of years it became apparent that this prepress baler couldn’t keep up the increasing amount of materials that needed compacting. Enter the Presona LP 140 XH1S (really big) baler.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start from the beginning of the story of how RAM Recycling became the largest privately owned high-grade packer in Wisconsin.

Starting small

Tony Duckert, the owner and president of RAM Recycling, has worked in the recycling industry for more than 25 years. Tired of corporate life, he left his job with a national waste and recycling company Friday, Jan. 20, 1996. The following Monday, he started his own company, Waste Connection, that provided solid waste and recycling consulting and brokerage services to corporate clients.

At his customers insistence, he began managing loose tons, partnering with a sheltered workshop to physically process the material. That operation would go on to employ 65 people with disabilities as well as a staff of nondisabled supervisors before the agency he was working with was acquired and left the recycling business.

Tony Duckert by his baler

First baler was a two-ram

Faced with whether to contract with third-party processors or to start his own processing facility, Duckert opted for the latter. In 2010, he began operating RAM Recycling out of a 27,000-square-foot building with a single two-ram baler. “It was not ideal,” he says of the location, adding that his company soon outgrew the leased building.

In 2015, he purchased an 81,000-square-foot building on 6 acres in Oak Creek and relocated the company. RAM Recycling occupies 65,000 square feet of that space; the rest is leased to a tenant. The company specializes in free sheet and groundwood grades primarily from the printing and packaging sectors. Duckert describes RAM Recycling as “the largest privately owned high-grade packer in Wisconsin.”

The company also processes plastics, including stretch film and some rigid material.

Expanding with a used prepress baler

When RAM Recycling relocated, Duckert kept the two-ram baler from his previous facility but needed a second baler. He says he knew that he didn’t want another two ram because he didn’t want to have to have a dedicated operator. Nor was Duckert interested in a single-ram shear baler because of the energy consumption shearing requires. Instead, he purchased a used prepress model from a European manufacturer. However, he says that model had trouble keeping up as the company tripled the tonnage of high-grade paper it processed from 2015 to 2018.

In September 2018, RAM Recycling installed the Presona LP 140 XH1S prepress baler supplied by Stadler America, the U.S. distributor for the Swedish company. But before the sale and installation took place, Mat Everhart, Stadler America chief executive officer, had to convince Duckert that he was making the right choice.

Making commitments

“I had never even heard of Presona and Stadler,” Duckert says. But through his research, he says he learned they were well-respected names in Europe. That still didn’t allay his fears, though.

Tony and his management team joined Mat on a trip to Europe, where they saw four Presona balers in operation at different sites. “I was blown away by the throughput and technology,” Duckert says. “We were really pleased with what we saw.”

Despite witnessing the impressive performance of the balers firsthand, Duckert says he was still concerned. “Presona had tried to make inroads into the U.S. market before. I was concerned about parts and service.”

Presona and Stadler America answered that question by setting up service and a big inventory of spare parts through a company about an hour away from RAM Recycling.

Duckert continues, “That addressed all of our concerns. After a year of due diligence, our machine went in Sept. 12, 2018.”

Presona baler with conveyor

“Cadillac of balers”

The company’s Presona LP 140 XH1S baler is capable of baling 6,000-plus tons of high-grade material per month on one shift, Duckert says. “We’re not quite doing that; we wanted to size it to grow into it.”

As far as Duckert is concerned, he purchased the “Cadillac of balers.” He says, “I was told by Presona executives that it’s the only machine like this in the U.S. and only one of six this size operating in the world.”

Many great features

Among the features he appreciates on his Presona baler is the wide infeed opening that does not taper toward the bottom like the company’s previous prepress machine did, meaning large material does not get stuck or bridge, Duckert says.

Presona’s prepress technology versus that of a shear baler delivers “equal if not more throughput with less horsepower and less energy consumption,” he adds.

The baler’s twin 100-horsepower motors use 28 percent less electricity than its old prepress baler did, Duckert explains.

He describes the machine’s safety features as “smart and not cumbersome,” adding, “It is literally impossible to make a mistake with lockout/tagout.”

Duckert also says the operating system is “intuitive” and provides a great deal of information as far as throughput is concerned.

“Mat and his team impressed me with the knowledge of their product and the industry and his honesty and integrity,” he says. “Stadler is just a name; the people make Stadler.”

Duckert continues, “I couldn’t be happier with the attention to detail they showed. I’m very happy with my decision to go with Presona. I’ll gladly show off our baler to anyone who wants to come take a look. It is really impressive!”

This story was first published in Recycling Today. It has been edited.

[VIDEO] British company Mick George gets Presona baler to help with increasing cardboard volumes

Publicerad: 19 December, 2018 av Jesper Hultqvist |

The baler, with a capacity to bail in excess of 30-tonnes of cardboard per hour, will help Mick George tackle the escalating Cardboard materials that the firm handles from its customer base. The install was made by Presona UK.

Click to read more on Mick George’s website and watch the video of the new baler in action (Video created by Mick George.)

Want to bale 10 tonnes of card an hour? We’ll show you how at IFAT 2018

Publicerad: 4 May, 2018 av Jesper Hultqvist |

With the baler taking centre stage, visitors will immediately be able to see how this model could fit into their facilities and improve productivity.

The smallest baler in the LP Series to date, the LP 50 EH has an ECC tying unit which means that no support legs are required. Its size makes it ideal for locations where space is at a premium.

But small doesn’t come at the cost of reduced capacity. In fact, quite the opposite. The LP 50 EH has an average hourly throughput for cardboard of up to 10 tonnes, maximising material handling even in space-limited locations.

Suitable for baling most materials from paper and cardboard to plastic film and PET-bottles, the LP 50 EH is typically fed by a conveyor system and is available with two motor options, 22 kW and 37 kW. A wide range of bespoke options are available to tailor its performance to specific requirements.

Representatives from Presona Sweden, Germany and UK will be available on the IFAT stand, ready to help visitors understand how the LP 50 EH, and other larger models in the LP Series, can be tailored to individual plant and material requirements.

In addition, Presona technical experts will be on hand to explain and demonstrate the efficiencies that can be achieved with prepress baling technologies.

– IFAT is the go-to event for anyone in Europe who is serious about recycling, and serious about plant efficiency. said Presona CEO Stefan Ekström. Our baling technology fits perfectly into these two criteria. We’re looking forward to demonstrating how our prepresses can help recyclers to meet their growth objectives and higher throughput ambitions, he said.

Visitors to IFAT 2018 can find out more about the new LP 50 EH model by visiting Presona on stand B5.351/450.

For more information, please visit www.presona.com. Do you want to schedule a meeting at IFAT with a member of our team, click here.

Media enquiries should be directed to Jesper Hultqvist.

Tel: +46 703 681138. Email: jesper.hultqvist@presona.se

 

Innovative bale conveyor system keeps things simple for DS Smith in Finland

Publicerad: 22 February, 2018 av Jesper Hultqvist |

In 2015 DS Smith realised that they needed to replace their bale conveyor system. The conveyor system was connected to two Presona balers making bales from cardboard waste and had been dutifully been doing its job for over 20 years. But now the system, which featured a vertical lift, was old and sometimes broke down. DS Smith went looking for a new system, preferably something “innovative”.

Automatic cart transports bales

In 2016 Presona installed a completely new conveyor system. The new system is simpler and therefore more dependable than the old system. Unlike the old conveyor system all parts of the new one is built on the same height from the floor and is optimized to give its operators better access for cleaning and maintenance. At the heart of the system is an automatic cart which runs on rails on the floor picking up bales from the two balers.

Now DS Smith maintenance manager Seppo Soisenniemi sums up his experiences so far.

– The new conveyor system is easier to use and takes up less space in the room which makes everything more accessible. We are very happy with it.

New baler creates redundancy

At the same time as installing the new conveyor system DS Smith decided to replace one of their balers, an old Presona machine from 1975(!), with a second Presona 40 OH2.

– We have had the first 40 OH 2 since 1998 and are very satisfied with it. Now, if something happens with one baler we can easily switch to the other and they both use the same spare parts, which is convenient, says Seppo Soisenniemi.

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Presona won longest drive competition at bvse golf tournament

Publicerad: 15 December, 2017 av Jesper Hultqvist |

Our coworker Stefan Lewandowski won the the prize for longest drive at a golf tournament hosted by bvse (the German Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management). Congratulations to Stefan and the other winners! Read more about the event (automatic translation). (Picture above: Eric Rehbock (bvse), Stefan Lewandowski (Presona) och Bernhard Reiling (bvse))

One of Russia’s biggest recovered paper companies trusts Presona balers to get great compaction

Publicerad: 3 May, 2017 av Jesper Hultqvist |

Lublinskoe collects recovered paper, mainly cardboard but also books, newspapers and magazines, in and around the Moscow area. The material is brought to the facility, where it is baled and shipped by train or truck to the buyers. Most buyers are cardboard manufacturers and cellulose companies in Russia, but Lublinskoe also supplies recovered paper to companies in the CIS countries and in the EU.

In the summer of 2016 the latest Presona LP 140 CH1 baler was delivered and put into operation.

– We needed to replace an old Presona baler and since we are very happy with the Presona equipment, we decided to buy another one. We didn’t even look at balers from other manufacturers, says Leonid Ageev, Technical Manager of the 25 000 m2 recovered paper facility.

Much of Lublinskoe’s bales are transported from the facility by train and bale weight is a key success factor for a profitable operation. At the Lublinskoe loading dock, up to 63 tonnes of OCC is loaded in the railway carriage, a condition for a viable transportation cost level.

– Presona balers help us achieve bales with high weight while at the same time being fully automatic, easy to use and maintain and long lasting. That’s just what we are looking for in a baler, says Leonid Ageev.

As all the LP Series range models, the LP 140 CH1 baler incorporates Presona’s unique prepress technology. When compared to a shear baler, the prepress technology delivers a significant reduction in energy costs as all of the power is utilized for the compaction process. The Presona baling technology means a smooth operation and the balers suffer less wear and tear and emit less noise than most traditional balers.

Company Facts: Lublinskoe LLC

Founded: 1999 (origins from 1984 as part of the city of Moscow’s recycling services)
CEO: Lija Murmanovna Bashashkina
Business: Collection and processing of recovered paper
Main market: Russia
Facility: 25 000 m2 in Moscow with sorting line and railway- and truck loading docks
Balers: Currently three LP 140 CH1. First Presona baler delivered in the 1980’s.

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Also: Read our best advice on how to care for your baler.

Love your baler!

Publicerad: 22 March, 2017 av Jesper Hultqvist |

Read about baler maintenance.

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