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Roll Packers

Mobile, Static  or Traversing roll packers from Bergmann are the waste compactor of choice for compacting wood waste, general waste and other bulky materials in open containers. No other compactor can compare with the high tonnages achievable with this equipment. High compaction means fewer collections, lower waste disposal and haulage costs and better operational efficiency.

Bergmann Roll Packers: Mobile, Static Traversing
Left: Bergmann Mobile Roll Packer; Centre: Bergmann Static Roll Packer; Right: Bergmann Traversing Roll Packer

How roll packers work

The specially equipped compaction drum with spiked teeth, rolls over the waste, crushing it and using the full space of the container. The geared drum weighs 1.5 tonnes and is highly effective at breaking up general and especially wood waste. The adjustable compaction time can be set for a few minutes or several hours depending on the waste to crush. Continuous loading during compaction is possible. The drum travel length is set to automatically avoid the drum touching the end of the container.

Bergmann Roll Packer drum


Bergmann pioneered this method of crushing and compacting in open containers over thirty years ago. Other big organisations have tried to replicate the technology, however, Bergmann still remain the original and best with continuous improvements being introduced all the time.

Typical uncompacted tonnages in a 35 yarder are 1- 2 tonnes. But with a roll packer the tonnage increases to between 8 and 12 depending on the type of waste.

Bergmann Roll Packers

Mobile Roll Packer - RP 7700M: - A diesel-driven unit with container-moving arm, which allows you to drive to any container wherever placed to compact. The container arm can lift and move full bins up to 10 tonnes in weight in and out of position. Usually seen at local authority HWRCs and at large retail distribution centres. The most flexible roll packer option,  please find more information here.

Static Roll Packer - RP 7700: - A single unit for one bin. Typical users are manufacturers and distribution centres with high volumes of pallet and packing case waste and smaller local authorities that have wood, general, plastics and light metal waste. Further information on the Static Roll Packer here.

Traversing Roll Packer - RP 7700VS - A single roll packer which operates on a rail behind several containers. Typical users are high volume sites with multiples containers and or waste streams in open containers. Further information on Traversing Roll Packers from Bergmann here.



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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.