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Strautmann LiquiDrainer saves food manufacturer £50,000 per year

20 June 2016

A Kent-based food company are now saving between £700 and £1,200 per week through labour and disposal savings achieved from using the Strautmann LiquiDrainer® which is reducing their carbon footprint, lowering manual labour hours and slashing waste disposal costs. 

A waste management review with Compact and Bale took place in order to reduce costs and meet the business’ target of zero waste to landfill. According to a site contact, their LiquiDrainer® helps them to move towards meeting this target.

The LiquiDrainer® is the perfect solution for companies looking for a quick and profitable method of emptying filled liquid containers as even entire packages can be emptied. High-cost manual opening of the bottles is no longer necessary as the LiquiDrainer® automatically does the job for you. The machine has various feed options to accommodate throughput per hour. A fully automated system was chosen that simply allows them to tip PET bottles into the hopper via rotating forks up a conveyor and through the LiquiDrainer® for processing. This allows twenty one thousand bottles to be perforated per hour.

‘Previously we were filling the general waste compactor with full orange juice bottles and paying for them to be disposed of to landfill. With the LiquiDrainer® we now empty the bottles quickly and efficiently and bale the plastic bottles for income with the baler we’ve got on site. The machine has saved us thousands of pounds since we installed it, and has helped massively towards our environmental targets,’ said a company spokesperson.

How does the LiquiDrainer® work?
The full bottles/cans are fed into the hopper whereupon a rotor perforates them and the liquid is separately drained after being run through a coarse filter box. The emptied packaging material is automatically pushed out via a discharge chute where it can then be compacted in briquetting or baling presses. The design of the LiquiDrainer® allows easy cleaning which helps to reduce the time spent away from day-to-day business.

‘I have already recommended Compact and Bale to another business within the food group. We are very happy with the performance of our machines,’ concluded the company spokesperson.

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