It’s a never ending battle: your company produces waste, your workers haul it to dumpsters or recycling bins – or spend work hours cutting up cardboard boxes – and the cycle begins again, all in an effort to keep trash from taking up space.
This scenario plays out every day at businesses around the country…except for the ones who understand all of the benefits and have made the decision to invest in an industrial waste compactor.
In this blog post, we’ll look at a few reasons why an industrial trash compactor can help your company: save space; improve safety and security; save hauling, transportation and fuel costs and, generally become a greener, cleaner company. (more…)
Designed more than 20 years ago in Europe, the RotoPac was created to offer maximum waste compaction with a minimal footprint. This development was crucial to manufacturing facilities in Europe that were starved for space.
The RotoPac can provide 6-to-1 compaction in a 51-inch by 61-inch space thanks to its unique design: a distributor providing hydraulic power to a drum that is continuously rotated and swept.
The result is a commercial trash compactor designed for both simplicity and longevity, one that applies continuous waste compaction through higher-than-expected torque. It’s what we like to think of as the workhorse of the industrial waste compaction field. (more…)
Improvements in the RotoPac
KenBay has recently made a number of significant enhancements and improvements to their worldwide workhorse industrial waste rotary compactor, the RotoPac to keep pace with changes in the marketplace. With increase demand over the last year, KenBay found it necessary to upgrade to a manufacturing partner who could meet the demand while continuing to upgrade, improve and enhance our compactors to achieve customer’s zero waste objectives.
The RotoPac was designed over 20 years ago in Ireland to provide maximum waste compaction (6 to 1) with a small footprint (51” x 61”) in the space-starved manufacturing facilities of Europe. This was achieved through the unique design of a distributor that provided hydraulic power to a drum that continually rotated and swept, ultimately applying continuous compaction to waste through higher than expected torque. The waste is compacted in polyethylene bags on average weighing over 500 lbs. Its design was made simple to use and maintain, delivering longevity of use.
Since its inception, thousands of RotoPac Industrial Waste Compactors have been installed worldwide, usually by repeat customers in various facilities and warehouse location because of the machine’s ability to deliver on it promises — achieving and exceeding its design goals. Many enhancements and improvements have been made over the years resulting in a range of compactors for many different applications and different environments. Our compactors are now made exclusively in North America for the global market.
Not all the enhancements and improvements made to the RotoPac over the past year can be shown in pictures. However, the following pictures show just one simple improvement where the electronic controls were separated from the hydraulics to reduce maintenance and improve accessibility to each.
Enhancements to the RotoPac
Many enhancements made to the RotoPac this past year that improve ease of use, longevity and operational integrity are listed below:
- Increased chrome hardening of distributor shaft and significantly improved seals
- PLC provides relay that allows the RotoPac to automatically synch up with other equipment such as a trim system or conveyor.
- UL Listed Panels to exceed standards
- 24 Volt DC control voltage
- PLC with HMI touch screen provides increased functionality
- User friendly simplified controls
- Powder coated paint throughout
- Category 2 Safety Circuit
- Interior 90 degree angles have been changed to eliminate dust gathering
- New push button station, which is now a PLC, is integrated into the main cabinet.
- Rear tower now descends to the floor for greater strength and stability.
- Rear cabinet doors have been redesigned for greater structural integrity.
Loading door hinges are behind walls to remove dust gathering on them.
Balers are popular, no doubt about that. Every year, companies wrestle with the decision over whether to purchase one. Do the benefits outweigh the expenses? How much money can you really save? These are just a few of the questions that companies ask themselves. But what many of them might not think of is that there is another option: a cardboard compactor. While not as well-known, cardboard compactors offer numerous advantages over traditional balers. Here are three ways that they are superior to the competition.
Whether it’s using a cardboard compactor or promoting the value of zero waste, KenBay is committed to recycling. We offer a wide range of compactors to you. For more information, visit our website.
3 Ways a Cardboard Compactor is Superior to a Baler
One problem with using a baler is the need for continuous compaction. Most standard balers do not provide the option for continuous compaction. In order to get it, you need to order additional specialized equipment or attachments. This costs additional expenses that you probably want to avoid. Also, if the specialized equipment breaks, you need to spend even more money to repair or replace it. Continuous compaction is better because your waste is better reduced, and it’s easier to transport.
A Cardboard Compactor Requires No Special Skills
Another problem with a baler is that it requires a specialist to use. Many balers do not fully compact plastic. They create stages of the plastic. Then, a specialist on standby needs to bale the plastic manually and insert bale ties to remove it. This is much more time consuming and inconvenient. A much better option is to let the machine do all the work. A cardboard compactor continuously rotates the plastic into place, and then it’s easy to remove by anyone.
A Cardboard Compactor is Safer Than a Baler
Think about this also: when balers require specialists to handle, there’s a greater chance that someone is hurt. Generally, when a process involves more people, it is riskier. A cardboard compactor is better requires minimal labor because it doesn’t need specialized training. Additionally, some companies only allow for union workers to handle balers. A cardboard compactor is so easy to use that anyone can do it! Safety should be a paramount reason for companies to make decisions like this. And in this case, the ease and automation clearly put cardboard compactors on top.
Choose a KenBay RotoPac for Your Cardboard Compactor
KenBay offers a fantastic cardboard compactor to you through our RotoPacs. RotoPacs not only are safe, easy and offer continuous compaction, they offer even more! They’re portable and very easy to move around your facility. You can put them right at the source of your waste, reducing clutter and improving overall safety even further. If you would like to try out a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, you can try one before you buy one. Simply pay a small fee and we’ll send one to your location. Best of all, there’s no complicated process if you want to keep it for life. Simply pay the rest of the full price, and it’s yours!
Everyone likes to save a little money, right? These days, it seems like it’s more important than ever to stay frugal and efficient. Cut costs when you can. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know what the right way to save money is. For example, how can you save money while still handling your plastic waste responsibly? One solution is to invest in a solid plastic compactor. You may think that buying one of these is actually so expensive that any minor savings wouldn’t be worth it. But KenBay is here to tell you that it’s cheaper than you realize! Here’s how to calculate what a plastic compactor would save you.
KenBay is devoted to zero waste, whether it’s plastic, paper, or otherwise! If you want to learn more about our zero waste initiative, please visit our website.
What is Your Transport Cost?
The first thing you can calculate is how much you’re spending on transportation. It may seem like a minor detail, but you’d be surprised how much money transportation eats up! Especially with the rising cost of gas, shipping and transport of plastic waste can be costly. Additionally, you may be wasting money by filling up the truck with mostly air! Manpower alone is usually not enough to compress the plastic tightly enough. That means that less plastic fits on the truck. Which means you’re paying for more trips back and forth between your facility and the plastic recycling company. A plastic compactor mechanically compresses the plastic together and doesn’t allow for any air. You load more onto the truck and only pay for what you need.
What is Your Manpower Cost?
The second most important factor to calculate is the cost of manpower and labor. Hey, it’s not gonna move itself! In fact, most manufacturers have so much plastic waste that it can require an entire team of people to load, haul, and unload it. A plastic compactor cuts down on these expenses because it’s on site. Thus, you rely on your own people to load it on the truck. Don’t worry, those laborers aren’t out of a job. There’s plenty of other places without a plastic compactor willing to hire them.
Are There Any Additional Costs?
Finally, make sure to factor in the savings that come from not needing to rely on a third party. Junk haulers and moving companies are great, but saving money feels even better. When you let a plastic compactor handle half of your labor, you avoid unnecessary surcharges and fees. Sounds good to us!
For the best line of compactors, plastic or otherwise, please be sure to check out KenBay. We’ve done the research, and our RotoPac can handle double the plastic load of other compactors out there. If you want to test it for yourself, you can try one before you buy one. If you’re satisfied with the experience and want to keep it, hey no problem! Simply pay the difference and keep the RotoPac we already sent you. You’ll be amazed at what you save when you try a RotoPac!
Is your Industrial Trash Compactor a living nightmare? Do you wake up in cold sweats, imagining jammed machinery and large bulky mechanics? Does your money have a habit of suddenly vanishing and you can’t explain why? Well we know how you feel! KenBay isn’t in the business of nightmares, in fact quite the opposite! We believe that every Industrial Trash Compactor should be a dream come true. And a dream is a wish your wallet makes . . . or something like that. So after you’re done thinking about your dream job, dream partner, or dream vacation, spend some of that brain energy on your dream compactor. We have a few ideas!
If you are interested in any of KenBay’s impressive and affordable line of compactors, please visit our website. You’ll learn more about who we are and what we do, along with our commitment to a zero-landfill initiative.
Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor Should be Portable
The word “bulk” is probably about the least dreamy word you could ever imagine. Does anyone like the sound of that? We sure don’t, which is why we think portable is the way to go. With a portable trash compactor, you don’t need to use a ridiculous amount of space. You also don’t need to waste time carrying your garbage back and forth — simply dump it in at the source! A portable trash compactor can help improve safety as well. No risk of your waste becoming a hazard through littering or carelessness.
Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor Should be Efficient
Next up on our list of “least dreamiest words of all time” is the word jam. Now, I don’t mean the fruity kind of jam you spread on your toast. That jam is plenty dreamy, especially when it’s mixed berry. No, I’m talking about the kind of jam that occurs when your compactor is overloaded. Other compactors can only handle about 300 lbs. But a dream compactor should be able to handle twice that amount. Additionally, it should continuously press the waste into a compact cube shape, making sure its as tight as possible.
Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor Should Save Labor
Finally, it’s not really a dream if you’re shilling out big bucks. Some other compactors require teams of additional laborers to load and unload the garbage. And you’re paying the cost! Instead of that, use a compactor that is so easy to use that one person could do it. No need to throw your money at your waste again!
KenBay has an impressive line up of dream compactors all for you! Our standout is the RotoPac, the original star, and it’s a standout for a reason! The RotoPac can handle approximately 600 lbs of waste, packing a lot of power for such a small size! If you want to try out the RotoPac or any other compactor for yourself, then visit our website. You can try one before you buy one, and if you like it, then pay to keep it! Wake up from your nightmares, and start living the dream, with KenBay!
Let’s face it: you know you’re a pretty smart person. You try to make informed and intelligent decisions, and you like to evaluate the options. We know when it comes to waste management, you want to make the best choice not only for the environment, but for your company as well. Is there a way to make great environmental choices without going over budget? Good news, there is! You can invest in a small compactor. Now, you may already think you’re good on compactors because you bought a large industrial one. You know what we’re talking about: one of those massive compactors that takes up an entire wall. The thing that took hundreds of people (give or take) to put in place.
Well, guess what: a small compactor may be a smarter choice. If you’re not convinced, then listen to some reasons why, courtesy of KenBay. We here at KenBay know a thing or two about great waste management. We’ve been helping our clients achieve zero waste and more efficient waste management for years with our RotoPac product. If you want to know more about KenBay and what we do, visit our website.
Small, but Powerful
Don’t be fooled by the name; there’s nothing “small” about the power of small compactors. Our RotoPacs have a continuously rotating arm that constantly crushes waste down to size. Trust us when we say that small compactors can handle anything you throw at them with ease. They can even crush hard plastic sacks into an easily disposed cube shape. Try it, you’ll be amazed!
Say Goodbye to Bulk
Remember those large compactors taking up an entire wall to themselves? Let’s make a comparison for a minute. If we were talking about computers, those large compactors would be the massive antiquated computers from the 1970s. You know what we mean: those gigantic machines that took up an entire room and were so expensive that only universities or research labs could afford them. In contrast, a small compactor is like a modern, sleek mini notebook: it can do everything you need it to . . . on the go! If given the choice, which kind of computer would you prefer?
An advantage of a small compactor is that it is way easier to move them around. This means that you can place those small compactors right at the source of your waste. This seems like a non-issue, but wait until you see the time that you save throwing your waste away. Just dump and move on, no problem!
A Small Compactor is Easy to Manage
Small compactors are generally cheaper than big compactors, but that’s not the only great thing about them. Their smaller size means they are generally easy to manage. If something goes wrong, small compactors are less likely to cause a major strain on your production schedule. Also, small compactors are easier to train your employees on. They’re not big and intimidating, and anyone can use them. Way easier to deal with!
For some of the best small compactors, look to KenBay’s RotoPacs. Our line of waste compactors have all these great benefits, and more. Because we’re a family business, we care about the quality of our product. When you invest in a KenBay RotoPac, you’re investing in a quality compactor to last for years to come. Best of all, we make it easy for you to try one out for yourself. All you need to do is sign up to Try It Before You Buy It. We’ll send you one of our RotoPacs to test out on site. If you like it, pay the difference to keep it! Show how smart you really are, and invest in a small compactor today!
Cardboard balers quickly became one of the most popular methods of environmental waste management, and for good reason! They are incredibly handy to have on hand. Think about it: how much of your packaging comes in cardboard boxes? Chances are, all of it! And how much of that cardboard goes straight from your factory into a landfill? Again the answer is probably most, if not all of it! Now, we here at KenBay believe that there are better solutions than cardboard when you want to be environmentally conscious. However, we also recognize that it’s difficult to make extreme changes all at once. And dumping your cardboard use is definitely an extreme change! So if you still need to use your cardboard packaging, but don’t want to harm the environment, here’s 3 helpful reasons to rely on a cardboard baler!
A Cardboard Baler Doesn’t Waste Space!
“Hey friend, can you help me move this weekend?” If you’ve ever heard those words before, then you’re also probably familiar with the pain of cardboard boxes. It’s frustrating lugging around those big bulky inconvenient things, whether they are full or not! Not to mention, the pain of figuring out where to store all those boxes before you can take them to the recycling center. Well, flattening the boxes manually does help, but an even better option is to flatten mechanically. A cardboard baler compresses the cardboard better than we can do ourselves. That means we’re wasting less space, and can send more cardboard at one time.
A Cardboard Baler Helps Keep Your Workspace Clean
The other great thing about saving space is you don’t need to worry about all that cardboard taking up space on your floor. Clutter like this is not only ugly to look at, it’s also dangerous. Too much of it is a workplace hazard. So don’t put your hard working employees at risk. Instead, throw that cardboard in a baler and compress it down. With this method, it’s out of the way immediately!
Cardboard Balers Are Easy to Operate
One of the best things about a cardboard baler is how easy it is to use. Many of them work automatically, so you can just toss it in and close the door. Additionally, some of the best ones can compress all that cardboard in a matter of seconds! These machines are not only easy to use, but they’re easy to learn as well. So you can rest assured that your entire team will know how to use it.
There are a lot of benefits to using a baler, but one downside is that it is very big and cumbersome. Also, it stops working when it’s full. If you’re looking for a better solution, why not try a KenBay RotoPac compactor? Unlike balers, a RotoPac never stops its rotating arm, and it’s small and convenient size means that it won’t take up a lot of space on your floor. Just place one at the source of your waste, dump the cardboard in, and no worries! If you would like to try a KenBay compactor for yourself, then visit our website. You can try one before you buy commit, and discover the ease of a KenBay compactor for yourself!
In the future, robots and other machines will handle all of our waste Picture “The Jetsons.” Picture the Death Star trash compactor in “Star Wars.” Handling and disposing of the garbage falls entirely on someone else, and we never need to touch it again. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Unfortunately, that future is probably a long ways off. So what can we do in the present?
Well, KenBay is all about proper waste disposal, but that doesn’t mean we think handling waste all the time is good either! When you’re trying to get rid of your trash, it’s better to be quick, fast, and done. So, here are some ways to reduce handling when handling waste.
Do Away With Boxes
Oh boxes, so essential to our everyday life and, paradoxically, so wasteful. Boxes are a bit of a trap, waste wise, because every time you order more, you’re just adding to the waste! There are some cool ideas to reduce boxes, like this nifty little invention. But nothing has really taken off yet to do away with the hundreds of billions of boxes created each year.
True, you can recycle the cardboard, and indeed most people do. But you still need to find a place to put the boxes. Not to mention, most of them are on the small side. If you’re using boxes to hold your temporary waste, you probably need to make a lot of trips! A better solution would be something like Super Sacks, which are larger and can hold up to 4000 lbs of waste. They can also be reused if you’re careful with them, and they are easy to recycle just like cardboard!
Place Compactor at the Source of the Waste
Of course, one of the biggest time wasters when handling waste is having to travel on your factory floor to the compactor itself. Keep in mind, you’re probably carrying an armful of junk too, inhibiting your movement and your vision. This is a workplace hazard! A better answer is to have a smaller compactor, when you can place right at the source of the waste. Finished with that cardboard or edge trim? Great! Just toss it into the compactor and keep moving, no muss or fuss.
Compact and Stack
Finally, when you are handling waste, you want to make the fewest amount of trips possible. For one thing, nobody wants to go back and forth just for garbage. For another thing, as previously mentioned, it’s a workplace hazard. So how to you get more trash to the truck, quicker? Easy! Buy a compactor that presses the garbage into a cube shape. The cubes of trash can be more easily loaded into something like a super sack or a lift.
KenBay does all of this for you! Our RotoPac compactors are small enough to be used on site. And our continuously rotating arm presses the waste together into those nice neat little cubes. We may not be living in the future, but we have the answers you need today!
If you want to try out a RotoPac for yourself, then you can make a request and we’ll send one to you! And if you decide you like it, simply pay the money to keep what we’ve sent!
So you’ve finally decided that your plant is going to be more environmentally responsible. You’re no longer going to put concerns of waste off to the side of your mind. Instead, you’re going to be conscious about separating your recyclable items from the non-recyclables. Hey, we salute you! KenBay is committed to a zero waste initiative and helping others achieve the same goals. We believe that it is the responsibility of business owners and managers to handle their waste and recycling responsibly.
One of the first concerns raised when it comes to recycling is cost, especially the cost of transporting the recyclable items. This is understandable! You want to protect the environment and be socially conscious, but you also can’t allow it to be too big of a strain on your business. Fortunately, there is a solution! You can transport your recyclable items and still save money! Here’s how!
Compact Your Recyclable Items into a Convenient Cube!
One of the first and most important things you can do is make sure your recyclable items are the right shape. It may be cheaper to toss it all into a garbage bag but there are two problems. One: if you are throwing away all that garbage bag plastic anyway, is there a point to adding it to the recycling truck? Two: that is not the most cost effective use of your space. You’re leaving large gaps of air in the truck, air which you are now paying to transport!
A better solution is to use a trash compactor to press all that garbage into a convenient cube shape. The cube allows for trash that is more easily stackable. Basic geometry, really! And wouldn’t you know it, KenBay has our line of handy and transportable compactors all ready to go!
Square Bags are Great Too!
Speaking of shapes, the right kind of bag can make all the difference when it comes to transportation! When you have square cubes, it just makes sense to put them in a square bag. Again, it comes down to making everything more stackable and reducing the amount of air you are hauling. Personally, we recommend super sacks. They’re fairly durable, and you can also recycle them too!
Choose KenBay and get Everything You Need
Like we said before, a KenBay compactor is a great way to press your garbage and your recyclable items into the right shape for transport. We have a variety of compactors for whatever your waste needs are. Whether they are hazardous materials, volatile waste, or even marine waste, we have the right product for you. We also offer a line of biodegradable waste compactor bags for your convenience! So if you are ready to make the switch to KenBay today, then please visit our website. There, you’ll find our full range of products to check out for yourself. You can try one of the products before you buy it. If you like what you see, then no problem! Keep the compactor that we send you and pay the difference!