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.

Bombardier – Case Study

Challenge: To dispose of masking material from the painting of airplanes. During the process, light bulky material, mostly paper, disposable protective clothing, plastic and tape needs to be compacted within the painting area. The material, which includes paint containing chrome, is considered hazardous. They required an industrial waste compactor that could meet the Class II, Division II requirements.
Solution: KenBay designed the RotoPacBlastPac Hazardous and Explosive Environment Waste Compactor.
Result: The custom compactor meets their requirements.

Advance Pierre – Case Study

Challenge: The debris from unpacking the raw material from 6 production lines operating 2 shifts per day reduced the company’s efficiency.
Solution: They selected the KenBay RotoPac industrial compactors with its continuous compaction to receive and compact the debris at the source of the waste, i.e., at the start of each production line where the raw materials were unpacked.
Result: The waste compacted into large polyethylene filled bags weighing over 500 lbs are then removed by forklift eliminating any manual labor involvement.