Trim Paper Recycling Systems: Waste Not, Want Not
Kunz also points out that plant real estate comes at a premium and that a little design creativity can help bolster underutilized and flat-out wasted space. Leveraging unused rail sidings, storage buildings and outdoor installs provides a system that is unobtrusive and allows the printer to focus on the valued space for printing.
"The most important part in setting up a quality paper recycling system is support from all of the manufacturers involved," Kunz remarks. "Throughout the implementation process you should be confident that the team you brought together has your best interests in mind. The goal is for the system to exceed the customer's expectations."
Machines Built to Last
WEIMA America specializes in size reduction technologies, including shredders and briqueting equipment. WEIMA can process large or small quantities of paper, cardboard, sheets, rolls, documents or labels. Its machines are said to be designed to withstand the strength of stacked paper while also preventing paper jams and reducing dust emissions.
Aside from considering future capacity, Bob Zacary Jr., of Air Systems Design (ASDI), feels printers should consider the increase in horsepower and maintenance cost. With cooled or heated air leaving the building, there will be negative pressure issues, along with resulting costs from heating or cooling.
"Undersizing the trim duct and hp are the most common mistakes," Zacary says. "Printers should have a spec sheet and list how much waste per hour for each pickup location and largest size of product. Therefore, a trim system removal company should have no excuse when it comes to sizing it properly."
Zacary also recommends building a system that features 20 percent capacity in excess of current levels for future needs. Other suggestions include a system with low back pressure while everything is running, as well as an ample baler chute between the baler and separator. Above all, he cautions to take great care with the filter, as it is the most important aspect of the system.