We’ve recently taken delivery of a third baler and conveyor solution from Middleton Engineering to meet expanding customer requirements.
The fully automatic Scapa HB60 channel baler, together with an in floor feed conveyor, designed and manufactured at Middleton Engineering’s Somerset factory, will be operated by Yield UK on behalf of a fast growing retail discount brand which now operates over 450 stores in the UK. Under an outsource contract, Yield UK is helping to ensure that all back hauled packaging waste including paper, plastic and card at a second distribution site in Middlewich is sorted, baled and diverted from landfill.
With its 60 tonne press force and compact design, the Scapa HB60 is ideally suited to Yield’s requirements, ensuring the best use of limited space and delivering highly compact and stable mill size bales of card and plastics to optimise available storage and onward transportation. The robust solution is designed for easy maintenance with a typical throughput of 4 – 6 tonnes per hour, depending on waste stream and bale weights of between 450 and 550 kg.
Tony Gibbons, Operations Director for Yield UK commented: “Our ability to schedule and service client recycling contracts smoothly and support their environmental goals for diverting waste from landfill depends on the right equipment. Yield UK has used balers from Middleton Engineering since 2008, service has always been fast and efficient and they were the obvious choice for this latest machine.”
Under the contract Middleton Engineering was responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of the baler with an integrated in-floor feed conveyor to optimise loading, as well as full operator training. The company will also offer ongoing service and telephone support to provide Yield UK with expert backup to minimise issues and potential service disruption.
Mark Smith, Engineering Director for Middleton Engineering said: “Repeat business from happy clients is a good sign that we are doing things right and we are delighted to be extending our relationship with Yield UK. The Scapa HB60 is an extremely reliable baler, incorporating our proven hydraulic wire tying solution to produce consistent high quality bales. Its small footprint and low headroom make it an ideal solution for a wide range of recycling environments.”