Plastic Bottle Baler

The PET Plastic Bottle Baler from Bergmann Direct takes the hard work out of baling plastic bottles with liquid still in them.

Imagine spending hours taking the tops off and emptying plastic drinks bottles before putting them in a baler. This is a common problem for airports and test laboratories who want to recycle their plastic bottles but don't want the liquid inside.

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Four-chamber version of the BDL 40 plastic bottle baler: available in 2,3 or 4 chambers


Problem Solved

Our vertical plastic bottle baler has 164 ingenious spikes in the press plate which pierce plastic bottles while baling them. Liquid is drained out and empties into a 30L bottom reservoir in the floor of the baler under the press chamber.

The baler will deal with HDPE and PET plastic bottles (for example, water and coke bottles) as well as cardboard. The spikes are spring-loaded so no bottles remain stuck to the spikes on the upstroke of the bale press. As a result you can bale cardboard in the same machine.

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Left: press plate has 164 needles which pierce the bottles; Right: bales of PET bottles from the BDL40

The baler has two chambers which means you can be filling one chamber while the other is pressing. Or you can use one chamber for another material like cardboard.

The bale is tied off in the normal way with polyester strapping.

Airports are a common application as they collect large volumes of partially full plastic bottles at the security check.

  • Unique piercing mechanism which eliminates the need to remove caps on bottles
  • Multiple chambers for higher volumes
  • Top-loading for faster baling
  • 30 litre retention tank
  • Single phase 16A, 220V supply needed
  • Bale weight: up to 40kg
  • Compaction force 8 tonnes
  • Bale size: (HxWxD): 1000 x 700 x 500mm
  • Machine weight: 562kg
  • Loading aperture (DxW): 500 x 700mm
  • Overall dimensions (2 chamber version): (HxWxD): 2336 x 2050 x 851mm
  • Motor: 2.2kW
  • Noise level: 72 dB
  • Cycle time 35 seconds

To find out more about the Plastic Bottle Baler, call 0845 226 5803, or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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    Bergmann Direct supply a full range of vertical, semi-automatic horizontal waste balers and fully automatic horizontal balers.

    Our waste balers can handle all the standard materials such as cardboard, soft plastics (shrink-wrap, plastic sheeting), PET bottles, hard plastics, aluminium and steel cans even difficult materials such as RDF which require plastic strapping and wrapping to be compliant.

    Bergmann Direct supply a range of vertical balers. for cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Mill-size balers are ideal for low to medium volumes (0.3 – 1 tonne per hour) of cardboard, soft plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans. UK paper mills require ‘mill-size’ bales in order to attract rebates on cardboard. Manually loaded and tied off. Bale pressure up to 50 tonnes. View the Vertical Baler range here.

    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.