Meeting the market’s insatiable thirst for unique products that are tasty and safe to consume is at the forefront for beverage producers. But profitability also depends on managing the complete beverage lifecycle – from bottling and distribution to the disposal of out-of-specification or out-of-date products.
“Manufacturers, bottlers and co-packers must efficiently discard filled containers that are rejected during the production process,” said Nick Roberts, national sales manager, Harmony Enterprises. “In addition, they are responsible for products that are returned because they have reached their expiration date before being sold.”
Minnesota-based Harmony Enterprises is focused on improving waste disposal and recycling efficiency for its global customer base. The company’s extensive product line includes PLC-enabled waste balers and compactors to meet diverse commercial and industrial requirements.
Recently, Harmony introduced the ExtractPack Pro intermediate liquid extraction baler to address an unmet need for a vertical, stainless steel baler in the beverage disposal marketplace.
Sized Right & Built to Last
“Our research uncovered a gap in the liquid extraction baler market,” said Lane Powell, new business development manager, Harmony Enterprises. “Industry professionals told us they wanted a liquid extraction baler capable of high volumes that took up as little space as possible.”
Existing options included only low-volume, hand-fed solutions ideal for smaller operations – and high-volume horizontal balers designed to produce mill-sized bales. Mill-size bales are extremely dense and can be sent directly to mills for final recycling.
The new ExtractPack Pro fits the niche between these options – and produces mill-sized bales in a vertical, space-saving footprint. The machine is an optimal fit for operations that typically process about one or two mill-sized bales of recyclable aluminum, PET or Tetra Pak® containers per day. Each bale is equivalent to about 21,000 12-ounce aluminum cans.
And the ExtractPack Pro is built to last. In addition to filling a unique need, it is the first vertical baler on the market to feature stainless steel construction.