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Double compactors

BELL & BAIN

Double compactor installation

OUR CLIENT

Highlander have provided waste management and recycling services to Bell & Bain for several years and earlier this year, we were approached to further examine their waste management and suggest further improvements. 

We have been servicing their main depot twice daily and have already installed an “auto-alert” compactor system, which alerts Highlander and Bell & Bain staff whenever the compactor is ½ full, and then when it is ¾ full and requires emptying. 

This meant that we only emptied the compactor unit when needed thus improving the over cost-per-ton of each collection. The unit also provides electronic self-diagnosis meaning if any fault develops with the machine, the manufacturer can inform engineers in advance what the problem is. This means the parts required can be taken with them, for quicker repair times.

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OUR PROPOSAL

Highlander have provided waste management and recycling services to Bell & Bain for several years and earlier this year, we were approached to further examine their waste management and suggest further improvements. 

We have been servicing their main depot twice daily and have already installed an “auto-alert” compactor system, which alerts Highlander and Bell & Bain staff whenever the compactor is ½ full, and then when it is ¾ full and requires emptying. 

This meant that we only emptied the compactor unit when needed thus improving the over cost-per-ton of each collection. The unit also provides electronic self-diagnosis meaning if any fault develops with the machine, the manufacturer can inform engineers in advance as to what the problem is meaning the parts required can be taken with them in advance which results in quicker repair times here.

This is one of the largest projects we have been involved in and has seen a significant combined investment from both Highlander and Bell & Bain.

AUTO ALERT COMPACTOR SYSTEM

Traditional compactor systems operate by a pressure switch activating, when the “back pressure” on the compactor ram reaches a certain level, which happens when the material starts to build up in the adjoining compactor container. All compactor machines have an illuminating ¾ (three quarter) light which comes on when the container is needing swapped over – the limitations of this system are that if the machine is in a remote area and no-one actually sees the ¾ light come on, no-one will in turn alert the waste contractor to come and change the container over – consequently, this will lead to the container being over-full and the compactor system coming to a complete stop. Even an employee at the factory who perhaps does notice the ¾ light is on but “forgets” to call the waste contractor in time, can inadvertently lead to the waste compactor becoming unavailable and potentially causing waste disposal issues – as well as potential lost production at your business. Traditional compactor systems – while clearly useful – definitely do have their limitations………………until now!

As well as incorporating the old illuminating light systems, we now have an “auto-alert” system in place for the new compactor, which transmits an e-mail and / or text message to nominated operators (up to 7 is possible) who can then take appropriate action. Whether the action is to simply exchange the container over at ¾ full, or a fault has developed with the machine meaning a repair or maintenance is required, this alert system allows an interactive experience with the compactor machine meaning improved operation efficiency all-round, and we have already seen improvements.

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