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  • Baling Wire for Vertical and Horizontal Balers

    Steel baling wire comes in three different formats: Cut and Looped or in Reels.

    Cut and Looped wire is for vertical mill-size balers and semi-automatic and closed-end horizontal balers.  The wire is cut into lengths, typically 4.5 to 5m long with a pre-formed loop in the end which is used to tie off the bale.

    Black annealed and galvanized cut and looped baling wire from Bergmann Direct
    Left: bundles of black annealed and galvanized cut and looped baling wire. Right: black annealed cut and looped wire

    Lengths: the length can be . 4.5m is sufficient to go round one mill size bale (450kg bale) once. Bales will have four, five or six wires depending on the baler and the material being baled. Typical vertical mill size balers take four wires per bale for cardboard but five wires is becoming more common.

    Thickness of wire: standard thicknesses vary between 2.8mm and 3.1mm which is enough for most materials like cardboard and plastics. Thicker wire up to typically 3.5mm or 3.8mm is possible and may be required for plastic bottles (HDPE and PET).

    How many do you need? Cut and looped is sold in bundles of roughly 100 wires depending on weight. Each bundle is approximately 25kg so thicker wire will have fewer wires in the bundle. Work out what the number of bundles you need based on the number of wires per bale x number of bales over period of time you want the stock to last, divided by 100.

     

    Wire in Reels is required for fully automatic balers.

    Baling wire in reels from Bergmann Direct
    Horizontal fully automatic balers require baling wire in reels. We need the maximum outer dimensions of the cartridge holder on the baler (if any) with your order.

    Lengths: this will depend on the wire cartridge on your baler. It will be a metal box from which each wire will uncoil to the baler. The size of this box will govern how much wire is in the reel. tell us the maximum size of the cartridge. If the wire is dispensed from a former, rather than a cartridge we will need to know the diameter of the core. Wire on formers can be longer.

    Thickness of wire: standard thicknesses vary between 2.8mm and 3.1mm which is enough for most materials like cardboard and plastics. Thicker wire up to typically 3.5mm or 3.8mm is possible and may be required for plastic bottles (HDPE and PET).

    Delivery: on a pallet taking 2 to 3 days to arrive on a standard service. If you need the wires the next day, tell us and order as early in the day as possible. There will be a surcharge for next day deliveries.

    Ordering and Payment: Call us on 0845 226 5803 or email us at info@bergmanndirect.co.uk or contact us through the contact form on this page.

    If you have an account we can invoice you. We also accept all major credit and debit cards. new customers will be asked to pay by card.

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