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08-11-2018  |  2616x
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”Dream bales” for a perfect recycling material loop

Yesterday, worthless waste was produced.

Today Paul hartmann ag produces marketable bales made of cardboard and polyethylene weighing 400 kilograms. The bales of used cardboard go to the cardboard supplier and thus reduce the costs for new packaging material. ”A perfect recycling material loop”, according to the person responsible at the manufacturer of medical devices. Key players in the success story: a horizontal baling press HSM HL 4812 and a vertical baling press HSM V-Press 860 S.
Currently for about three hours a day, an employee is employed in the Homecare Logistics department to press both waste fractions and prepare them for dispatch. HSM advantage: if one machine fails, the other machine can also take over the fraction and compress it. Every six weeks a truck fetches the bales – it can load just under 60 of the 400 kilo packages.
The customers for the bales are happy with the new raw material from Heidenheim, reports Michael Kormann: ”Correctly sorted, unsoiled, of constant quality and optimally compacted – we supply dream bales.” It is also ideal that the old cardboard is delivered to the paper factory that produces the cardboard boxes for Paul hartmann ag. This reduces purchasing costs and transport costs – ”an almost perfect recycling material loop,” says Kormann.

Customer quote:

”The purchase price is only one aspect; for us the service also has to be right during the operating phase and the systems have to operate cost-effi ciently in the long term. We considered HSM to be best placed to fulfi l this.”
Michael Kormann, Homecare Logistics Manager, Paul hartmann ag


Paul hartmann ag is active across Europe as a specialist in medical and hygienic products. The company has 11,000 employees and generates almost two billion euros in annual turnover.


At the home site of Paul hartmann ag in Heidenheim, packages for end customers are assembled in the ”Homecare” area and handed over to the dispatch department. This produces carton and polyethylene waste. This waste used to be thrown away. In the future, it is to be compressed and recycled.


Paul hartmann ag chose a horizontal baling press HSM HL 4812 and a vertical baling press HSM V-Press 860 S. The horizontal press processes cardboard, the vertical one polyethylene.


- Both machines can also be fed with the pressing
- Material of the other machine
- Short service pathways
- Good support and advice in the decision-making phase
- Made in Germany

HSM V-Press 860 S:

- Bales weighing 400 kilos on a small floor space
- Special equipment sliding instead of side door
- Conversion from wire to polyester tape strapping presents no problems

HSM HL 4812:

- Special equipment tilting device and conveyor belt
- Advice with significant savings: semi automatic instead of fully automatic
- Manual wire strapping cost-effective and sufficient
- High bale quality allows good marketing

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