SmartBaler Combines Digital Scale with Intelligence Software
The recently introduced SmartBaler System combines a digital scale with business intelligence software, enabling any baler (from any manufacturer) to weigh its own contents and transmit any and all relevant data to ensure users get the most from their balers – and the most out of the relationship between paper recyclers and customers.
“It’s hard to know if the greater benefits of the SmartBaler System are to businesses or the environment,” said Fred Waite, chairman of BACE. “While it certainly decreases the number of trucks that need to be on the road, thereby reducing exhaust emissions, it also provides great benefits to recyclers and retailers.”
The SmartBaler System is designed to eliminate weight disputes and needless truck runs, notifies users of the need for preventive maintenance, and according to BACE, brings total transparency to recycling transactions for the very first time. The system tracks the number of bales produced and the exact weight of each bale as it’s ejected from the baler. It notifies recyclers when ‘x’ number of bales are ready for pick up, reducing fuel costs, exhaust emissions, travel time and insurance costs. It also tracks usage and sends alerts when the baler is ready for preventive maintenance.
Additionally, the SmartBaler prints and places bar codes on each bale for traceability, and it automatically orders baling wire or strapping. For retailers, they will be able to do store-to-store comparisons to ensure maximum recycling efficiencies. Plus, the bar codes can be used to set up automatic payment arrangements for recycled materials.