Epax Systems, a specialist in waste management with more than 30 years of experience, recently developed a new method to control industrial compactors and balers called Axxess controls. According to the company, over the last decade, safety and security have become concerns for multi-use property managers who are seeking to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration's requirements for controlling balers and compactors in their facilities. Since 2017, clients of Epax Systems, inc. have increasingly communicated the need to improve on their traditional key switch systems, which requires employees to use an on/off key switch to control their compactor or cardboard baler.
EPAX' Axxess controls is an electronic key box that eliminates the requirements for the traditional keyed on-and-off switch by offering a keypad that allows users to type a 4 digit code in order to control the equipment.
"The traditional key on-and-off switch that served as the control point for our balers and waste compactors started to become a problem over the years," said Fabricio Martinez, Director of Environmental Services at Kaiser Permanente. "We had many instances when employees were breaking the key, making the compactor unusable, losing their key or leaving it in the compactor and exposing us to liabilities. This was a life safety violation due to the key being left unattended in the machines. The Axxess controls unit installed is simpler and safer for our employees to use - key in the code and you're ready to go."