Like many box and board producers, managing trim and waste in a competitive packaging market is key and UK-based Diamond Box are no different. Efficiencies were being compromised when their old baler failed; energy consumption and associated costs were disproportionate to the function of the baler, bales were low density and inconsistent and payloads for bales of trim going to the mills was low – resulting in lost revenue.
A site survey from Presona looked at a detailed assessment of tonnages, working practices shift patterns, peak factory output, energy and payloads for trim. This allowed Presona UK to present a solution that saved time, money (>£30,000 p.a. in energy alone) and gave Diamond Box a rapid return on investment.
Following the installation of a new Presona LP50 EH1 ECC, Diamond Box’s yields and revenues for collected trim have increased – maxing out on trailer weight and not space.
The LP50 EH1 ECC is one the smaller balers that Presona UK supply, however it proves a popular choice for retailers and packaging converters looking to improve operational efficiencies and cut emissions. For Diamond Box, the new baler will have the capacity to bale over 45,000 tonnes of material each year.
The new baler also has the latest remote data software, meaning Diamond Box are able to log into their equipment remotely. This means they are able to retrieve live information from bales per hour, to material processed and much more.
Kavi Jundu, CEO, Diamond Box Ltd, said, “As we continued to grow thanks to accelerated demand for packaging, so did the trim and off-cuts of our packaging materials. We needed a solution that was as efficient and effective at keeping up with our requirement for the foreseeable future.”