The correct baling wire will allow your recycling baler to achieve optimum performance.
After you’ve purchased your baler, the next step is to order baling wire. There’s more to consider than quality and price; baling wire has several properties that affect its performance. Here are four things to consider when purchasing baling wire:
How You’re Bundling Commodities
Before determining which type of wire will work for you, ask yourself how your operation bundles commodities. Are you bundling plastics, metals, textiles, or paper? Depending on your answer, the flexibility and gauge size will change.
Are bundling different sizes of bales regularly or storing commodities in harsh weather conditions? Then you’ll need a more resilient wire with high tensile strength.
How tightly bundled do your bales need to be for storage or sale? The tighter the bale, the more pressure the wire will be under and the stronger the wire needs to be.
Tensile strength refers to the baling wire’s ability to resist tension and pressure. High strength tensile wires are more likely to preserve the shape of baled materials which is great for plastic or metal compression.
Another aspect that impacts the bailing wire you need is the size or dimensions. Height, length, and width should all be considered; remember that it’s normally better to have a baling wire that’s a little longer than you need.
Which Type of Baling Wire You Need
Different types of balers will require different types of wires, but a pliable wire that reduces friction on mechnical oponents is always beneficial. Coil wires are some of the best baling wires in the industry for two-ram and automatic recyling balers; luckily we offer Black Annealed and Galvanized Hi-Tensile options. Black annealed wires are coated with a wax that makes them great for outdoor use, and galvanized wire can withstand incredible amounts of pressure and are highly resistant to corrosion.
Box wires are a rewound coil that offers clockwise or counterclockwise unrolling. Additionally, it’s bound with a PET strap and not a stainless steel one that avoids accidental damages. It can also be purchased in Galvanized or Black Annealed versions.
Lastly, we also offer cut and looped wire. This baling wire is particularly popular for textiles companies, paper converters, and large retailers where an operator ties of the wire’s ends.
Are you in need of more explanation? Our knowledgable Baleforce staff are able to walk you through the decision-making process and order the right baling wire for you!