Every year, the leading trading company for consumables, tools, accessories and services for professional users in the industry, as well as in the construction and automotive sectors – the Albert Berner Deutschland GmbH -, generates approx. 240 tons of cardboard. These are now compacted with two half automatic balers, which are centrally located at the main points. One AutoLoadBaler is located in the goods receipt of the 15,000 m² logistics center in Künzelsau, the other in the picking warehouse. Overall, the cardboard is collected in over 30 collection carts and transported to the balers.
When a collection cart is full the operator pushes it into the AutoLoadBaler. One button press and the collection cart is emptied by itself in a matter of seconds. The staff can directly continue to work and doesn’t have filling time anymore.
“We have a closed system with the AutoLoadBaler, which is very important to me as a specialist for work safety. There is no possibility to intervene when the machine is running. The central position of the press means shorter running distances, no disposal by wind and weather and a free available ramp. The disposal is generally faster and more convenient”, says Daniel Kleiner, specialist for work safety and logistics. “The efficiency has also improved enormously. Due to the loss of container rental, high revenues and time savings we have cost savings of 46,000€ every year. This is a calculation that makes fun”, says Kleiner.
Before the cardboard was collected in different containers and then transported to the outside placed press container by forklift. According to Strautmann Umwelttechnik emptying of collecting containers was only possible by unsing a pallet truck or a forklift. So that the forklift traffic was very high. The press container was then picked up every second day. This resulted in high handling and transport costs. In addition, the press container blocked a ramp, which was urgently needed. Overall the disposal of cardboard packaging was time-consuming and cost-intensive.