Industrial waste disposal is an important focus at most large production facilities, which affects a company’s bottom line and creates a need for innovative waste disposal solutions. KenBay has a long history of providing the best commercial trash compactors for the job, improving trash removal operations for many international organizations. Here are some case study highlights:
Challenge: Duracell, the well-known battery maker, was using a vertical baler to crush industrial Super Sacks at its South Carolina location. The Sacks came to Duracell containing a black dust ingredient for producing their batteries. The Sacks no longer had a use so they were being baled to reduce the cost of hauling for disposal. However, as the bags were crushed in the baling process the black dust was being dispersed into the surrounding area. This caused a serious hazard problem to the workers. Duracell needed a cost effective way of containing the dust and keeping the bales from creating a black trail as they were transported to an outside dumpster.
Solution: Through an internal search of their parent company Procter&Gamble, the KenBay RotoPac industrial compactor was found to be used for compacting waste in polyethylene bulk bags in another location. Duracell learned that by merely placing a steel hood over the RotoPac, the dust could be contained as the Super Sacks were compacted into the bulk bags. Since the polyethylene bags could be easily sealed when filled, they could be transported without the dust causing a problem.
The RotoPac compacted approximately 80 dusty Sacks into a single bulk bag forming an approximate one meter cube, ideal for ease of transport. No longer did the compacting of the Sacks have to be performed in a separate room. Since the RotoPac has a footprint slightly larger than a standard pallet, the compacting of the bags could be done in the corner of a storage room. Another benefit achieved using the RotoPac was by customizing its input and extraction of the filled bag, making the process much safer.
Benefits: Increased safety, reduced hauling costs, and the elimination of the need for a separate room to compact Sacks. In all, a cleaner working environment.
Challenge: Waste material had to be compacted into the company’s government-mandated special hazardous waste bags which were significantly different in design than the polyethylene bags the RotoPac typically uses.
Solution: A custom industrial waste compactor, a RotoPac HazPac was designed and placed.
Result: BASF’s unique requirements were accommodated.
Challenge: This state owned gas utility had a requirement for the disposal of trash from an oil platform in the tropics. They had limited space, a punishing environment, need for ease of use, and convenient way of transporting waste from the platform to shore.
Solution: Working with client’s engineering consulting firm, KenBay built the highest quality RotoPacSeaPac made entirely of 316 stainless steel with all valves, wires, controls, etc. sealed.
Challenge: Client required two marine environment SeaPac compactors requiring little space on two 2 new floating barges which will house 288 people each.
Solution: Assuming 10 lbs of trash per day for each person, the client determined that only a rotary arm compactor like the RotoPac industrial waste compactor could compact this amount into manageable 4’ cube-bags weighing 650 lbs each.
Result: These compacted bags are easily taped off to be stored until carted away. On a barge this size with this many inhabitants, space is at a premium.
Challenge: Having an employee hit by a forklift can be a huge unforeseen expense. Luckily it was a small accident that prompted a pharmaceutical giant to bring in 2 RotoPac hazardous and explosive environment waste compactors. Prior to that, gaylords (small boxes) were placed all around the production facility and forklifts constantly drove through the production lines to remove them.
Solution: Placed a RotoPac on the plant floor
Result: A big savings achieved by the safety it provided by reduced forklift traffic. Client is able to compact empty toothpaste boxes instead of staging them which takes up floor space, as well as compacting plastic film so it can be recycled. The RotoPacs eliminate all the bins and staged trash in the loading dock area creating a lot of extra room for unloading and loading trailers.
Challenge: Client was having a problem with counterfeiters reusing their unused printed candy wrappers.
Solution: The installation of two RotoPacs commercial trash compactors in their facility.
Result: Ensured that the valuable wrappers would be destroyed and unusable.
Challenge: Wet and Dry waste in production lines. Client found their facility was being overrun with waste from their dough and bakery production lines.
Solutions: A RotoPac garbage compaction equipment is ideal for compacting wet and dry waste all into a KenBay polyethylene bag that is then sealed in a sanitary application. Odor can be greatly diminished with the use of built-in deodorizer.
Challenge: An overwhelming amount of 50lb sacks needed to be compacted “smack in the middle of the production area.” The noise generated from a traditional compactor would prove overwhelming and be a detriment to a productive, happy workforce.
Solution: Placed the RotoPac with a hood.
Result: It’s high compaction, small footprint, proved ideal for compacting 50lb sacks (commonplace in the food industry). It has the additional benefit of being quieter than a vacuum cleaner and compacts at a high rate while the hood aided in containing the dust.
Challenge: 50lb sacks being opened and their contents dumped into blenders on mezzanine level while bags were placed into numerous dumpsters before being removed from the area.
Solution: Placed the RotoPac rotary arm compactor on the ground level and attached an additional push button station (On -Off-Run button) up to the mezzanine. Operators can open the sacks and then place them into a chute that drops into the commercial trash compactor RotoPac™. Trash can still be put into the RotoPac on the ground level.
Result: High compaction ratios produced with the RotoPac industrial trash compactor greatly reduced the number of dumpsters and their movement on the floor. This improved safety, reduced labor and provided a cleaner operation.