Tri-Pak vertical balers are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities ranging from the TB-4527 series that produces a 100 pound bale to the TB-7230 series that can produce 2,000 pound bales. Every baler meets/exceeds the latest ANSIZ245-2013 specifications as well as the current OSHA, CSA, UL and MOL electrical and guarding regulations. Dual safety circuits are standard as are tamper resistant coded magnet safety sensors. Every baler is equipped with a chain free bale ejection system that is engaged from the front of the baler and uses the baler’s own cylinder to automatically eject the finished bale out of the bale chamber. The PLC based control panel alerts the operator via a “bale full” light when a full bale condition has been achieved. There is no longer any need for the operator to visually check to see how full the baling chamber is getting. Every baler can be upgrades with rear wire guides, bale counters, front door tie slots and a SCADA based baler monitoring system that is able to monitor all of the balers systems to reduce down time and gray area service calls.

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Technical Details

Standard Features

  • UL/CSA Approved Design
  • Meets/exceeds ANSI Z245.2 regulations
  • Meets/exceeds OSHA regulations
  • PLC “flex-design” based control systems
  • NEMA 4 rated enclosure
  • Internal timers prevent system run-on
  • Self-diagnostic indicators
  • 24-volt controls
  • Adjustable multi-cycle timer
  • 75% and 100% full light
  • Auto-alert maintenance mode
  • Heavy duty oil-tight pushbutton controls
  • Key lockable start pushbutton

Mechanical Specifications

Bale Size42″ x 27″ x 27″45″ x 27″ x 27″
Bale Weightup to 150 lbs.up to 500 lbs.
Cylinder Size1 x 4″1 x 5″
Full Penetration CylinderNONO
Baling Force Normal25,121 lbs56,500 lbs
Baling Force Maximum27,632 lbs62,150 lbs
System Pressure Normal2,000 psi2,000 psi
System Pressure Maximum2,200 psi2,200 psi
Cycle Time30 seconds30 seconds
Pump Capacity1,2 or 3 gpm5 gpm
Motor Size1,2 or 3 hp5 hp
Platen Pressure Normal21.1 psi47.6 psi
Platen Pressure Maximum23.3 psi52.3 psi
Oil Tank Capacity8 gal20 gal
Bale Ejectionchain freechain style
Shipping Weight1,250 lbs1650 lbs

Electrical Specifications

Control System115 volt 60Hz via internal step down A B C D E F transformer
Control PanelKeyed start switch, emergency stop, full light, system reset button
Power208/230/460/575 volt, 3 phase  and 115/230V, 1ph available



Optional Equipment

  • Deep Chamber (36″)
  • Full bale light
  • Hydraulic bale dump
  • R.H. hinged bale door
  • Pull down feed gate
  • Rear wire guides

Electrical system upgrades

  • System monitor: SCADA panel (add-on panel or integrated upgrade) provides cell-based monitoring of all systems including container fullness, safety circuit devices, container positioning, hydraulic system devices including reservoir fullness, oil temperature and system in-use time
  • Remote start/stop station
  • Auto-start system (photo-eye or sonic sensor)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Biometric interface
  • HMI based operator interface for tie into building monitoring systems

Hydraulic system upgrades

  • Single phase and three phase power units
  • Hi-lo hydraulic pumps for reduced cycle time applications
  • Regen circuit for improved hydraulic fluid circulation
  • Over-sized oil reservoirs to accommodate ancillary devices and improved heat sink
  • Oil cooler for high duty cycle applications
  • Bio-degradable oil
  • In tank oil heater
  • Sonic sensors for oil fullness monitoring
  • Low temperature oil (as low as -60 Celsius is available)

Compactor upgrades

  • Custom chute systems
  • Custom weather enclosures
  • Drive-on deck systems (certified up to 20,000 lbs.)
  • Tongue and grooved floor designs
  • AR plate floors and sides for reduced press head/compactor shell wear
  • Pad-less set-up for installation on asphalt
  • Custom hydraulic cart tipping systems
  • Light curtain-based safety sensors
  • Custom steel safety barriers
  • Custom hydraulic lift systems
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