“The AutoLoadBaler has really helped streamline our operation here at Cannon Packing. The AutoLoadBaler is a unique machine that has saved us 15 man-hours per week since it was installed earlier this year, which will mean 800 hours and £8,000 saved per year. With the saving in labour costs and the depreciation draw down on the machine it will have achieved payback in two years” – Director Greg Alder, Cannon Packing and Logistics
Cannon Packing and Logistics is a contract packaging company based in Oxfordshire which specialises in the re-packing of over 1.75 million packs per month for various industries including the automotive sector. Cannon Packing and Logistics have grown progressively since the 1900’s says Greg “With over 250 tonnes per year of cardboard recycled and a further 250 tonnes shredded for infills waste can become a real issue if it’s not dealt with at source.”
After meeting Compact & Bale Ltd at an exhibition and seeing the Strautmann AutoLoadBaler on the stand Managing Director Ian Doye wanted to re-evaluate their waste management process, so the staff could spend more time on core business and less time on waste handling.
Compact & Bale conducted a thorough waste audit at Cannon which identified that it was labour intensive with their existing Kenburn vertical baler. Compact & Bale’s innovative solution to reduce waste handling costs was to install the AutoLoadBaler, which has a small footprint and lower cost than a horizontal semi-automatic baler. The waste team can now continue without incurring overtime costs on baling.
Cannon bales over 20 tonnes of cardboard per month, consisting mainly of small to medium size boxes generated from 1.75 million packs per month. The enormous amount of loose boxes were being double handled firstly by the packing team putting them into pallet boxes, then being collected by a member of the waste team on a pallet truck and then handled again to be placed into the existing baler – this process would take 10-15 minutes per pallet box.
The AutoLoadBaler and collection cart system located at source of waste eliminates the double handling and saves 15 man hours per week, or 32 days per year! 15 collection carts are now placed at the ends of the packing lines so the Cannon waste team simply wheel the cart to the AutoLoadBaler, replace the empty cart with the full one, push the button and walk away.
“This has led to productivity remaining at a high level and our operator even has a smile on his face whilst handling the waste packaging now!,” Greg enthuses “And with payback in two years we are very happy with the AutoLoadBaler.”
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