If you work in recycling or another applicable industry, you’ve no doubt come across baling wire in some form. It’s perfect for tying together compressed materials, making the bales secure and relatively easy to move around.
However, even if you’re currently utilizing baling twine, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are using it effectively. There are various steps to take before you can maximize productivity with this material. To demonstrate this, here are a few helpful tips for using baling wire more efficiently.
Ensure you have the right type of wire
First of all, you have to pick the right wire that matches up to your requirements. Even if you have purchased a high quality option from Baling Wire Direct, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a perfect fit for your machine or what you’re processing.
There are numerous factors to consider when selecting your wire. The first point is the specific qualities of the wire. For instance, if you’re seeking a durable, strong, and applicable wire for wet conditions, a galvanized wire is a strong choice. Yet if your requirements are for a more pliable wire, it makes sense to opt for annealed baling wire.
Then it’s a case of taking a closer look at your baling machine and requirements. Ultimately, different machines will only work with different wire types. If you’re unsure about what wire type your machine demands, refer to the machine’s instruction manual or send us a message. The wire’s tensile strength and gauge also need to be considered. If they fail to stand up to the pressure placed on them, this will cause the wire to snap.
Know how much baling wire is needed
It’s important you know the amount of baling wire required for each task. Remember that this can go up or down depending on the heaviness or lightness of the bale. If you’re not quite sure how much is required, play it safe and go with a longer length than expected. Ultimately, you should always use the necessary amount of wire to prevent the possibility of bale breakage.
The correct course of action
Aside from using your baling machine and applicable baling wire, it’s also important you take on the correct approach throughout the baling process. This first means taking your safety seriously, and this can be done by wearing suitable eye protection and gloves.
You also need to handle bales in the right way. It might sound academic, but if you don’t stack the bales properly or you move them around too much, this increases the chances of the bale wire breaking.
Have spare parts on hand
While you might have plenty of wire inventory thanks to Baling Wire Direct, there’s something else you should stock up on: spare parts for your baling machine. If your machine fails due to a faulty part, this will lead to significant delays as you wait for a replacement part to arrive. However, by being proactive and having parts on hand, these delays are minimized, and you can continue as normal with your baling efforts.