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Stationary Press Machine

A stationary press machine, also known as a stationary press or hydraulic press, is a versatile industrial machine used to compress various materials into specific shapes or forms. It is a powerful mechanical device that utilizes hydraulic force to exert pressure on the material being processed.

Structure and Hydraulic System

A stationary press machine typically consists of a sturdy frame, a hydraulic system, a ram or plunger, and a control panel. The frame provides the machine with stability and support, while the hydraulic system generates the force needed to operate the press. The heart of the stationary press is the hydraulic system, which comprises a hydraulic pump, cylinders, valves, and hoses. Hydraulic fluid (usually oil) is pumped into the cylinders, creating pressure that moves the ram or plunger, applying force to the material being processed. Operating a stationary press machine requires caution due to the high force involved. Adequate safety measures, such as safety guards, emergency stop buttons, and safety protocols, are essential to prevent accidents and injuries. Some modern stationary press machines are equipped with automation features like programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that enable precision control, repeatable processes, and efficient production.

Force and Capacity

Stationary press machines come in various sizes and capacities, ranging from small machines used in workshops to large industrial presses with tremendous force capabilities. The force exerted by these machines can range from a few tons to thousands of tons, depending on the application and size of the press.


Stationary press machines are designed to compress or bale a wide range of materials, both recyclable and non-recyclable. The materials that can be processed by these machines vary in terms of composition, shape, and size. Some common materials that can be compressed or baled using stationary press machines include:

  1. Metal Scrap: Various types of metal scrap, such as aluminum, steel, copper, and brass, can be compacted into dense bales for easier storage and transportation. Metal recycling industries extensively use stationary press machines for this purpose.
  2. Plastic: Different types of plastics, including PET bottles, HDPE containers, LDPE films, and plastic packaging materials, can be baled to reduce volume and facilitate recycling or proper disposal.
  3. Paper: Cardboard boxes, corrugated cardboard, office paper, newspapers, magazines, and other paper-based materials can be compressed into bales for recycling or waste management.
  4. Textiles: Stationary press machines can compress textile materials like clothing, fabrics, and rags into compact bales, which are then reused or sent for recycling.
  5. Rubber: Used tires, rubber sheets, and other rubber products can be baled to create a manageable form for recycling or disposal.
  6. Fiberboard: Fiberboard waste and wood chips generated from woodworking processes can be compressed into dense bales for recycling or energy recovery.
  7. Biomass: Biomass materials like straw, hay, agricultural residues, and energy crops can be baled for storage or utilization in bioenergy production.
  8. Scrap Electronics(E-waste): E-waste items such as discarded electronics and electrical appliances can be compressed into bales for proper handling and recycling.
  9. Cans: Aluminum cans and tin cans can be baled to optimize storage and transportation before they are recycled.
  10. Beverage Cartons: Cartons used for milk, juice, and other beverages can be compressed into bales for recycling.
  11. Waste Plastics and Municipal Solid Waste(MSW): In some waste management systems, stationary presses are used to bale mixed waste plastics and other types of MSW for landfill management or energy recovery.

Stationary press machines are indispensable tools in many industrial processes, enabling efficient and accurate shaping of various materials. Their versatility and power make them valuable assets in manufacturing, engineering, and production environments. Depending on the specific requirements of a particular application, the tooling or dies used in the press can be customized to shape the material accordingly. Contact SINOBALER today to find your ideal baling press solution.

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