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A: A Mil-tek consultant will guide you in making this decision. What you need to know is the approximate amount of e.g. cardboard you generate every day, in what stream and in what sizes it comes. In addition to this you should know how much space you have available for a machine. This basic information combined with your business set-up forms the basis for evaluating which model machine you need.
A: Complete this form to request a replacement. It is import you include the serial number of your machine, so we can be absolutely sure you are supplied with the correct manual.
A:Your internal working processes and the data available on your waste streams will provide you with that answer. An expert from Mil-tek will take the time to analyze your working area and processes and suggest the most optimal place for your machine.
A: The machine can safely stand either indoors or out. What is most important is that you place your baler or compactor so that you can& sort your waste at source. If you place the machine outside it should ideally be under a roof, to minimize wear and corrosion. Be aware that cold weather conditions can influence the performance of the machine.
A: If you already have an air-line you will not need any: the machine can be simply connected to the existing air-line. If you do not have an air-line, the compressor requires a standard AC outlet i.e. not a 3-phase, thus avoiding any expensive electrician-related cost.
A: As they are air-powered rather than hydraulic, Mil-tek balers and compactors are extremely quiet. If you have an existing air-line you can simply plug the machine in and then your existing compressor acts as the engine. If you need to have a compressor installed, a Mil-tek technician will ensure that the compressor is placed at an appropriate distance from the machine.
A: The machine requires an annual service to ensure it is operating correctly and safely. If you have a Mil-tek compressor installed, a Mil-tek technician will also service this on an annual basis./p>
A: Mil-tek consultant will provide a cost-saving analysis to establish what the real cost of your waste management is, and to outline what the return on investment will be from purchasing a Mil-tek baler.
A: Mil-tek balers and compactors are very straightforward to use. An educated and licensed Mil-tek technician will train a key staff member so that he or she understands how the machine works and can in turn train other staff members. The training is simple and quick and means almost anyone can learn how to use a Mil-tek machine.
A: Yes, Mil-tek has a rental program and a service program, allowing you to rent a machine on a flexible basis.
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A: Mil-tek will assist in finding a local recycler to collect your cardboard and plastic bales.
A: Standard and HD are similar in size and carbon footprint, but the HD (Heavy Duty) handles higher volumes and produces denser bales. What you need to know is the approximate amount of e.g. cardboard you generate every day and in what sizes it comes. This basic information combined with your business set-up forms the basis for evaluating which model machine you need.
A: Yes, you can, although we do not recommend you do it at the same time. If you have a steady mix of both, Mil-tek will supply a plastic bag stand allowing you to store plastic neatly while you build a cardboard bale. Once you are ready, you can then make a plastic bale. You can order your own plastic bag stand here...
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A: Yes, you can. The Mil-tek X-Press is air-powered, meaning that not only is there no risk of contamination from oil, it is also extremely quiet. As there can be local rules and legislation on this topic, always discuss with your Mil-tek consultant.
A: 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.
A: 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. Compacted bags are significantly heavier, so we recommend you use a Mil-tek Lift Trolley to facilitate easy lifting.
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A: EPS6 is approximately 98% air. The Mil-tek EPS compactor shreds the polystyrene into fine grains. These are then melted to remove the air and significantly reduce the size. The EPS is then compacted in dense, manageable briquettes.
A: 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.
A: EPS6 is the most popular and most commonly used for of polystyrene, and the only kind of polystyrene that can be recycled in a Mil-tek EPS compactor. All packaging should be clearly marked so if you are in doubt, always check.
A: Mil-tek consultant will guide you in making this decision. The EPS1000 Polystyrene Compactor and EPS 1800 are different in size and carbon footprint, - the EPS1800 is designed to handle higher volumes of EPS and run continuously throughout the day.
A: Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is inert and does not decompose. Once it enters landfill it will stay there forever. By compacting and recycling polystyrene, you can reduce your existing waste costs by up to 80%, by avoiding unnecessary transport costs and reducing bins and lifts required. You can also generate money by doing this as polystyrene is trash that can be recycled with great success.
A: All kinds - tins, cans, paint cans, oil drums, and all kinds of hazardous and non/hazardous containers except pressurized aerosol cans.
A: All Mil-tek machines are coated with a high quality, anti-corrosion powdered enamel finish to protect the surfaces. For customers with specialist requirements, Mil-tek also supplies a stainless steel version of the Can Crusher.
A: Ask someone who knows: 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.
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A: All Mil-tek machines are pneumatic (air-powered) rather than hydraulic. For this you will need a supply of compressed air. Many organizations have one of these, and if that is the case then your baler or compactor can be powered from this directly.
A: Mil-tek has spent years figuring out this question so that you don't have to. We have established partnerships with leading manufacturers of compressors to offer a range of options that have been developed specifically for Mil-tek balers and compactors.
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