Marathon Enterprises – Case Study

Challenge/Solution: They recently replaced their nearly 20 year old KenBay RotoPac with a new one. The salt water finally disintegrated the cabinet but it was still crushing boxes for recycling. Phil Venturini, VP Distribution, said the original RotoPac required almost no maintenance with a minimum replacement of parts. “We use the RotoPac constantly for our card board recycling. We compact at the source of the waste thus eliminating any staging and moving boxes to the compactor. We obviously were pleased with the original RotoPac to buy a replacement.

Lorillard – Case Study

Challenge: Destruction of cigarettes that are rejected by QA. Client needed complete destruction of cigarettes in cartons full of packs, packs and individual loose cigarettes so people would not scour dumpster/landfills trying to find and use cigarettes.
Solution: The RotoPacCrushPac was installed.
Result: Assured complete destruction of all cigarettes. Client is thrilled with the machine.

Konica/Minolta – Case Study

Challenge: An outside dumpster took up space used for a shipping bay so the door was left open all year round for removing trash. Most trash came from packaging materials from copier machines from overseas. Much was Styrofoam packaging that had to be removed before the copiers were sent to retail stores.
Solution: Client Warehouse & Facilities Manager brought in a RotoPac, the original rotary arm compactor
Result: Freed up one shipping bay (allowing it to be available for deliveries), reduced labor costs and even cut cooling and heating costs. NOTE: Closer waste disposal allowed them to remove the dumpster from the shipping bay and return it to its intended use. Fork lifts deliver bags of compacted waste to the now-remote dumpster and the overhead door opens only when there is shipping activity in that bay.

Kidde Safety – Case Study

Challenge: Required an alternative to balers for compacting corrugated paper to be recycled. Client felt vertical balers are too labor intensive to operate and require too much training.
Solution: They purchased two RotoPacs because the rotary arm compactors can sit near the source of the cardboard boxes being discarded. When the compactor bags are filled a forklift is used to move the 600 lb bags to a trailer provided by the hauler.
Result: This process saved labor costs in removing waste since it is compacted at the source. NOTE: They discarded balers in favor of RotoPac.

General Bearing – Case Study

Challenge: Components come into four production lines in cardboard boxes. Client wanted to recycle cardboard with minimum use of manpower.
Solution: Commercial Waste Compactors RotoPacs were placed at the head of each production line. As components come into productions lines, workers remove content and throw empty boxes into RotoPacs. When RotoPac bags are filled, a forklift operator removes bags and loads them into recycler’s truck. The cardboard is sold to a recycler with only labor involved is the forklift operator.
Result: This operation now saves much labor and while increasing the value of used cardboard.

Excelsior Medical – Case Study

Challenge: Compacting large volumes of waste that is collected 24 hours per day in small plastic bags.
Solution: Client recently purchased two RotoPac commercial trash compactors to replace vertical balers for compacting their waste.
Result: Their maintenance manager says his personnel love of the RotoPacs is because the industrial waste compactors are much less labor intensive and much easier to use. Therefore they compact considerably more waste in much less time.

CTI – Case Study

Challenge: Need to easily dispose of cardboard boxes in which meat is shipped and content is dumped into meat grinder.
Solution: A RotoPacSacPac industrial waste compactor was placed next to the meat grinder so that when a person empties content into the meat grinder he/she simply throws empty boxes into the customized waste compactor, the SacPac.
Result: About 700 lbs. of cardboard is compacted by the SacPac into a 1.8 cubic yard plastic bag for removal by forklift. No labor is required in getting rid of cardboard that is then recycled. NOTE: Because the SacPac rotary arm compactor fits in small spaces, operator was able to take the box off the conveyor, dump its contents into the meat grinder and dispose of the empty box without taking a step.

Corbion – Case Study

Challenge: The need to reduce forklift traffic in the production area. At any time during the day client will have up to 30 forklifts in operation. Two forklifts are used exclusively to transport trash from all machines to the dumpster. Two blenders sit on each mezzanine where an operator at each blender opens 50lb sacks containing baking ingredients. Once the sacks were opened they were thrown into the chute and dropped to a dumpster sitting on the ground level. With each blender, one forklift would make twenty trips from one end of the building to the other removing bags.
Solution: Client brought in four RotoPacs and placed one at each mezzanine.
Result: Now each blender is able to compact a days worth of trash into one KenBay bag. Now instead of 20 fork lift trips to the dumpster per day, the forklift only needs to go once.

Cessna – Case Study

Challenge: Need to reduce the number of waste receptacles filled with cardboard, trash and plastics and time required collecting them.
Solution: The RotoPac Industrial Waste Compactor with 6 to 1 compaction placed near source of the industrial waste.

Bostik – Case Study

Challenge: Dust from two separate facilities compacting 50-pound sacks containing resin. The dust needed to be contained within the compaction process.
Solution: Using the RotoPacs with hoods, during good production times, several people are feeding the 50lb bags into the RotoPac.
Result: It takes about 6 hours to fill one industrial waste compactor RotoPac bag. When full, a 4’x4’x4’ compacted bag weighs 475 lbs holds 800 (empty 50lb) sacks! It takes about 10-12 seconds for the RotoPac to compact 15 -20 sacks. NOTE: These numbers came directly from the customer.