A debaler from Herbold Meckesheim GmbH breaks up compressed bales in recycling.
Using a forklift or a bale gripper, the material is placed on a horizontal feed belt. The belt can hold several bales at once.
The bale moves forward, then is broken up and separated by two rollers, each driven separately and each with replaceable teeth. Individual pieces fall onto an outlet belt, which moves the material to the next process stage.
Herbold said the debaler carefully breaks up bales, so it avoids breaking off the tops of PET bottles, and prevents bottles from sticking to each other. The equipment also works well with highly compressed bales, which tend to “bounce” on top of the shaft in conventional worm-gear debalers, the company said.
In the United States, Herbold is represented by its subsidiary, Resource Recycling Systems Inc. of Smithfield, R.I.
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