R.C.P SA Machines really are One in a Million
Over 2.5 million tonnes of RDF were exported last year with more than one million tonnes of said waste material, being baled through 12 Macpresse baling machines.
Machinery purchased in the last three years has boosted the recycling figure to above one million tonnes per annum for the first time. A mixture of paper, plastic and sorted black bag waste to be used for fuel has produced this superb result and helped the country gain ground toward the recycling targets by diverting the material from landfill.
The mid-range machines such as the Mac 108/1 and Mac 110/1 account for most of the sales, with the L series forming more than half of that figure. The L series are best suited to the harsh environment found in the sorting and baling of municipal waste, their additional wear plates and raised structure paying dividends in such an environment combined with the added luxury of using either plastic or steel wire, or both.
There is much debate in the European parliament regarding recycling targets. Plans for new legislation to recycle 70 percent of urban waste and 80 percent of packaging waste by 2030 are being discussed. To achieve such targets, recyclers will need to invest in modern equipment such as the Macpresse range. Increased tonnages will require operators to invest in quality machinery that is economic to operate and capable of sustaining a high work load.
Purchasing low cost machinery to save money may well be a false economy. The largest cost, over the life time of the equipment, for example baling presses is not the initial cost but the consumables and cost of operation which can easily be several times that of the original purchase price. The advanced hydraulics on the Macpresse range give the operator higher throughput using less energy than ever before, the new 106 and 107 use 20 percent less baling wire than comparable machines and with the optional five - year peace of mind guarantee covering all maintenance, repairs and consumables, operating costs are decided years in advance. Controlling costs in this way should provide sufficient removeds to retain profitability, enabling recyclers to achieve the proposed EU targets.