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Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s some of the most commonly asked queries about our machines and waste handling. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Send us a message.

General Questions about Mil-tek Balers & Compactors

Which baler should I choose?
You will receive guidance on this decision from a Mil-tek consultant. What’s important to know is how much cardboard, for example, you produce on a daily basis, in what stream, and in what sizes. You should also be aware of the amount of space you have available for a machine. The foundation for determining which machine model you require is these basic data in conjunction with your business setup.

Where should I install a baler?
You can find that answer by examining your internal working procedures and the data pertaining to your waste streams. We’ll make sure you locate the ideal location for your workplace with Mil-tek.

Is it possible to install a baler outdoors?
Yes it is. Mil-tek balers are perfect for indoor installation because they have a smaller footprint than the majority of baling and compacting equipment. For effective disposal, it is essential that the equipment be positioned close to the waste source.

If you plan to place your machine outdoors it should be under a roof or some form of cover as cold and wet weather conditions can influence the performance of the machine over time.

What kind of AC outlet do I need for my baler?
Because Mil-tek balers are pneumatic, they run without the need for electricity. You may just plug this in if you already have an airline. A provided compressor needs a regular AC outlet—that is, not a 3-phase—if you don’t have an airline.

How much noise does a Mil-tek baler make?
Mil-tek balers and compactors are extremely quiet – less than 70 dB (A).

How often should a baler be serviced?
It is advised that you get an annual service performed on your baler to make sure it is functioning properly and safely. When Balers are maintained annually by Mil-tek specialists, their anticipated 10-year lifespan is frequently exceeded.

What qualifications or experience are needed to operate a Mil-tek baler?
User safety and ease of use are given top priority in the design of Mil-tek balers. To ensure that a key staff person is capable of training other staff members, a licenced Mil-tek technician will train them and ensure they understand how the baler operates. Because of the short and easy training, employees of various skill levels can operate a Mil-tek baler safely.

Can I rent a baler?
Yes, you can rent a baler on flexible terms with Mil-tek’s rental and servicing programmes. For additional details on renting a baler, see baler rental information.

Questions about Mil-tek Cardboard & Plastic Balers

How do I make sure that my bales are as dense and as heavy as possible?
Emptying your baler first thing in the morning is a helpful tip. A baler that uses overnight compacting will use pneumatic technology to gradually remove any residual air without requiring additional energy. Pneumatic machines are the only ones that use this low energy, continuous pressure technology.

Who collects my cardboard and plastic bales?
Mil-tek will assist in finding a local recycler to collect your cardboard and plastic bales.

What is the difference between a standard and a HD model?
The size and carbon footprint of the HD (Heavy Duty) and Standard are comparable, but the HD can handle larger volumes and create denser bales. It’s important to know how much cardboard or plastic garbage you produce each day, approximately. The foundation for determining which machine model is most appropriate is this basic information in conjunction with your business setup.

Can I bale cardboard and plastic in the same machine?
Yes, you can. However, we do not advise doing both at the same time for obvious reasons. Mil-tek also offers a Plastic Bag Stand that lets you store plastic in an organised manner while constructing a cardboard bale, or vice versa, if you have a consistent mixture of both. When you’re prepared, you can proceed to create a plastic bag.

Questions about Mil-tek General Waste Compactors

Can I place a Mil-tek X-Press Compactor inside my kitchen where food is being prepared? 
Yes, you can. Because the Mil-tek X-Press is air-powered, there is no chance of oil contamination and it operates in an incredibly quiet manner. Talk to your Mil-tek consultant about any potential local laws or regulations on this matter; they can advise you on what is feasible.

How will this affect my existing bins and waste containers?
The X-Press Compactor range of machines are designed to neatly replace a standard drum-size waste container. This is mounted on a wheeled trolley facilitating simple changing and transport.

Can my compacted waste be collected / disposed of as normal?
Yes, it can, but with a compaction rate of 10:1, it is likely that you will have significantly fewer collections and/or landfill trips.

What is the difference in the various XP compactor models?
Due to their distinct qualities, each XP compactor can be used in a variety of industrial situations. Because of its modest size and stainless steel construction, the XP100S is ideally suited for installation in confined spaces.

The XP200S has greater volume and dimensions, and more suited to sanitary settings due to the stainless steel.

The XP300 is more suited for unstable conditions (such those found offshore) because it is fixed on a frame.

Questions about Mil-tek EPS Compactors

What is the function of the Mil-tek EPS compactor exactly?
About 98% of EPS6 is made of air. The polystyrene is finely ground by the Mil-tek EPS compactor. After that, they are heated to eliminate the air and drastically shrink in size. After that, the EPS is crushed into manageable, dense briquettes.

And I can earn money from this?
Yes, you can. Dense, compacted polystyrene can be recycled into almost any plastic based product: mobile phones, speakers, televisions, DVDs etc. It is much cheaper than manufacturing ‘new’ plastic, making it a popular commodity.

What kind of polystyrene can I shred?
The most widely used and preferred variety of polystyrene is EPS6, which is also the only kind that can be recycled in a Mil-tek EPS compactor. If you are unsure about any packing, ask. It should all be properly marked.

How do I decide between an EPS1000 Polystyrene Compactor and an EPS2000?
A Mil-Tek specialist will help you decide on this. The EPS2000 Polystyrene Compactor is made to run continuously throughout the day and handle larger volumes of EPS than the EPS1000 Polystyrene Compactor. The two machines differ in size and carbon footprint.

Why should I not just include polystyrene with my general waste?
Once expanded polystyrene (EPS) is disposed of in a landfill, it won’t come back since it is inert and doesn’t break down. You may save your current trash expenses by up to 80% by compacting and recycling polystyrene, as this will save you money on needless transportation and fewer containers and lifts. Because polystyrene is an excellent waste material that can be recycled with great success, you can also make money by doing this.

How do I find someone to buy my compacted EPS?
Consult an expert: Mil-tek helps businesses all over the world with precisely this, and your adviser will make sure you locate a nearby recycler ready to accept this from you for a fair fee.

Questions about Mil-tek Can Crushers

What kind of cans can I put in the Mil-tek Can Crusher?
Everything from tins to cans, paint to oil drums, and every type of container—both hazardous and non-hazardous—aside from pressurised aerosol cans.

What about cans with contamination from paint?
To protect the surfaces, every Mil-tek machine is coated with a premium powdered enamel finish that resists corrosion. Mil-tek also offers a stainless steel version of the can crusher for customers with specific needs.

Who collects my compacted metal?
Mil-tek assist companies all over the world in doing exactly this, and your consultant will ensure you find a local recycler willing to take this off your hands for a reasonable price.

Questions about Mil-tek Consumables & Banding

Does Mil-tek manufacture it’s own balers banding?
Yes we do. Our baler banding is manufactured on site at Mil-tek HQ in Denmark. It allows us to stictly control quality as well as providing the most competitive price.

How competitive is Mil-tek on price?
Confidently. If you can find equivalent banding cheaper, we’ll happily match it.

What size banding should I use for my baler?
Consult the specifications on the webshop page to ensure you’re using the correct size.

What accessories are available for balers and compactors? 
Lots. A safety knife for banding, heavy duty plastic bags, bag stands, as well as accessories for waste compactors.

Questions about Mil-tek Compressors

Do I need a compressor to run a Miltek baler?
A large number of Mil-tek’s machines are pneumatic, or powered by air. You’ll need a source of compressed air to run them. If your business is among the many that already has access to an air line, you can just plug the machine into this. If you don’t have an airline, you should have a compressor to directly power your baler or compactor from.

The Mil-tek range also includes electric and hydraulic machines, depending on the needs and physical surroundings we will help you decide what solution is the best fit.

What kind of compressor should I use?
Mil-tek has been researching this issue for years, saving you the trouble. To provide a selection of choices designed especially for Mil-tek balers and compactors, we have partnered with top compressor manufacturers.

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