How To: Instructions on using Baling Wire or Bale Ties on industrial recycling balers
Baling wire is used to tie or hold together compressed material from a Baler in a compact and easily handled cube or “Bale” that can be shipped to a mill for recycling. It can be bought in several ways and has many names such as:, Black Annealed Baling Wire, Single Loop Baling Wire, Galvanized Baling Wire, Painted Baling Wire, Kleen Green Baling Wire, Double Loop Baling Wire, Square Lock Baling Wire, Box or Boxed Baling Wire, Coiled Baling Wire, Stem Baling Wire, Stump Baling Wire, or High Tensile Baling Wire.Sizes in length and gauge or thickness of wire vary greatly and depend on the Baler size and material baled, so contact us for help in proper selection or application.
How to tie a Bale on a Vertical Baler
On standard Vertical Balers, Single Loop Baling Wire is used to tie off completed paper bales and metal bales to hold compressed material together for handling and shipment. The following instructional steps to do this are very similar on most Vertical Balers.
1. Always wear eye protection when handling Baling Wire. Only trained personnel should operate any machine.
2. Feed one end of wire thru the slots on bottom of platen or plunger of baler. It does not matter which end is first.
3. Go to back of machine and loop or feed end of wire around bale and thru the matching bottom floor slots so both ends are now in front of baler.
4. Feed end of wire thru pre-made looped end and pull out excessive slack. Some slack is OK as Bale will expand to tighten upon ejecting.
5. Bend back free end of wire against loop and wrap it around itself 3-4 times.
6. Continue steps 2-5 for each designed wire slot.
7. Makes sure main door is open fully and connect ejector chains or cables provided with the machine to platen in back of baler. (Note: Some machines may do this automatically.)
8. Place forklift, pallet, or pallet jack in front of bale chamber to catch bale.
9. Stand clear from front of baler while pressing the "up" or "eject" button. Platen or plunger will raise causing bale to roll out of chamber.
10. Remove bale from front of chamber and make sure all wire slots are clear in baler.
11. Remove ejector chains or cables from platen and ensure they are laying straight in floor grooves.
12. Close Baler door and begin baling next bale.