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

TB4527 TB4527XHD
Bale Size 42″ x 27″ x 27″ 45″ x 27″ x 27″
Bale Weight up to 150 lbs. up to 500 lbs.
Cylinder Size 1 x 4″ 1 x 5″
Full Penetration Cylinder NO NO
Baling Force Normal 25,121 lbs 56,500 lbs
Baling Force Maximum 27,632 lbs 62,150 lbs
System Pressure Normal 2,000 psi 2,000 psi
System Pressure Maximum 2,200 psi 2,200 psi
Cycle Time 30 seconds 30 seconds
Pump Capacity 1,2 or 3 gpm 5 gpm
Motor Size 1,2 or 3 hp 5 hp
Platen Pressure Normal 21.1 psi 47.6 psi
Platen Pressure Maximum 23.3 psi 52.3 psi
Oil Tank Capacity 8 gal 20 gal
Bale Ejection chain free chain style
Shipping Weight 1,250 lbs 1650 lbs

Electrical Specifications

Control System 115 volt 60Hz via internal step down A B C D E F transformer
Control Panel Keyed start switch, emergency stop, full light, system reset button
Power 208/230/460/575 volt, 3 phase  and 115/230V, 1ph available


4527 87″ 36″ 60″ 31″ 20″ n/a
4527XHD 90″ 36″ 64″ 31″ 20″ n/a

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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