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Baler Related Common Terms

There are many specific baler related common terms or phrases that baler suppliers or users commonly use. Here is a list of such common terms with our explanation and hope this glossary is also helpful to you if you are new to baling machines:

Baler related common terms  – Different baler names

• Vertical baler: also called downstroke baler. It is a type of baler that compresses material with its cylinder moving downward. And it eject the compressed bales from the front side of the baler.

• Horizontal baler: a type of baler that compresses material with its main cylinder moving forward in horizontal direction.

• Two ram horizontal baler: two main cylinders are built on the baler, one is for compressing material and the other is for ejecting compressed bales. These two cylinders are mutually perpendicular.

• Two ram vertical baler: a vertical baler with two cylinders parallel to each other moving at the same rate during compressing or returning.

• Close-end horizontal baler: there is a door built at the bale exit of a horizontal baler. The door only opens when the bale is formed and ready to be pushed out.

• Open-end horizontal baler: no door is built at the exit of a horizontal baler and bales can be continuously produced and pushed out. It is usually refer to automatic horizontal baler.

Baler related common terms  – Baler machine regular parts and technical terms

• Hopper: placed above the feed throat of the baler for receiving and containing material from feeding sources.

• Compressing Chamber: the box inside the baler, where the waste material is compressed and formed into a bale.

• Compressing Platen: a press plate equipped perpendicularly with cylinder to directly compress material.

• Fluffer: an optional device equipped inside the hopper of an auto-tie baler, for shredding stacked or high density material into looser status so as to facilitate baling

• De-jamming Cylinder: a cylinder equipped beside the hopper and used to push downward the jammed the material so as to solve the material jamming problem.

• Strapping/tying: when the material is compressed, it needs the process of strapping/tying so that the bale are tightly bundled with steel wire or PET/PP strap, rope, etc.

• Auto-tie: bales are automatically tied by the machine without any involvement of labor.

• Manual-tie: balers are tied manually.

• Cycle Time: the complete time from ram starting to compress to finally returning to home position

These baler related common terms are frequently used in baler transaction or business communication. So you would better understand them before your baler purchase.

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