Paper Recycling Systems — Waste Not, Want Money
Zacary stresses the importance of putting together a bid specification, documenting what is expected out of a system and stating the production of each machine in poundage per hour. In addition, choosing the right size of equipment is paramount.
“People buying the equipment (often) have no idea which size fan, dust filter, separator and baler can do the job,” Zacary says. “In order to sell a conveying system, some vendors will intentionally undersize the equipment to have the lowest price. That’s why it’s essential for the buyer to ask for a written performance guarantee from the chosen vendor.
“The buyer should also be concerned with how much the experience the vendor has in the industry. Air Systems Design has 20-plus years of experience designing and installing paper recycling systems to meet production requirements,” he continues. “This has afforded us the opportunity to design and build equipment specifically for the industry. One such piece is our patented material discharge unit that fits under low ceiling heights and still provides plenty of material surge capacity between the discharge unit and baler. It has allowed us to meet the demands of the customer to keep the system completely under roof.”
In addition to high quality equipment, solid design principles and reliable performance, printers need vendors that can provide a wide variety of trusted equipment manufacturers to choose from, thus helping to develop an overall system that is most appropriate for their needs, reports Jeff Dietterich, president of Advanced Equipment Sales (AES).
“I spent many years in commercial printing and understand the challenges of operating an efficient pressroom,” he adds. “Our systems work in concert with the production equipment with minimal staff interference, which is important in reducing operational costs.”
Some of the complementary items offered by AES—flame and spark detection/extinguishing systems, equipment maintenance programs and customized electrical control packages—offer additional perks and satisfy ancillary printer needs. “More and more, these specialized controls and safety systems are being required by regulatory agencies and insurance companies,” Dietterich notes. PI