Customers and consultants were able to see our new ME2R150 Twin Ram Baler in action and discuss it’s capabilities with Middleton Engineering staff.
A guided tour of the operation based in Meare near Glastonbury, including engineering shops, fabrication areas, design office and parts warehouse.
Also provided a first-hand view of the high quality design and manufacturing carried out by our company which today supplies baling machinery across the UK to customers like The Co-operative, Biffa, Viridor and a number of local authorities.
With a press force of 150 tonnes the new machine is the first British designed and built Twin Ram Baler. By integrating a pre-press Middleton is providing operators with a powerful machine that combines the high throughput of a conventional channel baler with the superior compaction rates of a twin ram machine. This results in denser bales and lower costs for the industry.
In addition, this is the first machine to combine both wire and plastic tie capabilities in the same machine – the Dual Tying Head makes it very quick to switch from different waste streams such as cardboard, which requires wire ties, or RDF (Refuse-Derived Fuel) which utilises plastic.
We expect to run a series of open days throughout the year, so be sure to book your place today!
MIDDLETON Engineering, the UK’s leading baler and recycling equipment engineers, announces that Stirling Council has bought their new state-of-the-art, Twin Ram Baler designed to help local authorities and waste management companies deal efficiently with wider waste streams.
The Twin Ram Baler design of the Middleton ME2R80 will also produce heavier, denser bales of waste material, which in turn will help to optimise the increasingly expensive storage and transportation costs of waste recycling.
Added flexibility and value for money were the key factors for Stirling Council Waste Services, which will take delivery of the first ME2R80 at its new Polmaise Recycling and Baling Facility near Fallin in Scotland during December. The council already achieves waste recycling of 57.4% and expects the new Twin Ram Baler machine to contribute to further reductions in waste to landfill.
David Hopper, Waste Service Manager for Stirling Council, explained: “Our weekly household kerbside sorting is already very efficient, but this new machine will help us make it even better with better compaction in the bales. It also give us the flexibility, if we decide, to bale other materials in the future. ”
Middleton’s ability to produce a medium sized machine to cope with baling waste from Stirling’s 40,000 households, together with their quality of build and value for money formed part of the reasons they won the order from Stirling Council Waste Services.
Other factors include Middleton’s ability to offer a bottle piercer, which is hydraulically retracted when baling other products and the provision of a bespoke feed chain conveyor with an above ground hopper designed to Stirling’s requirements.