CK International launches first channel baler cksr16 into the market!

Meade Farm
Equipment Installed:
Fully automatic Channel Press Baler - CKSR16
Meath, Ireland


The Challenge

They were operating on an automatic channel press baler and struggled to meet dense bale weights with only achieving 280kg bales. It was clear that this channel baler was not going to be sufficient to achieve the bale density that they now required.

The automatic channel press baler required numerous maintenance call outs. With the increased downtime having a detrimental effect on production and material build up they knew a change was needed.

In addition to the baler continually breaking down and affecting production, there was also a huge financial strain to keep fixing the issues.

They were not satisfied with the safety of the machine. With the increased importance of workers’ safety within the industry, the customer wanted a machine that had immaculate safety features.
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Compaction Force

The Solution


The CKSR16 was designed to produce bales of up to 500kg. With the previous baler only achieving 280kg bales, the customer underlined the necessity for dense bale weights to increase their profit. The CKSR16 is consistently ejecting bales of 480kg automatically.


In comparison to their previous machine, the CK Channel Baler is 4 times faster in production, allowing the customer to better place staff within the production floor when idle, increasing productivity.


The baler supplied needed to have an incredible service and aftersales agreement. Given the financial and time stress of the previous baler at its end of life, the customer needed a company that provided the right aftersales package tailored to suit. In liaising with the customer, an agreement was made to ensure the maximum uptime of the machine with minimum downtime was reached.


In addition to exemplary safety features and the interlocking system, the customer required an additional add on safety feature to the top of the hopper to reduce the risk of accidents. This was designed, manufactured and installed within a week.

The Benefits

RDF Bales


One of the customer’s key requirements in this project was to have improved throughputs. The throughput of 30T/week has been achieved as promised.


They opted to use the cloud-based CK Baler Performance Monitoring system which was integrated into the plant’s SCADA system. The customer can now alter the materials that they are baling at the push of a button. They also have the capability of changing the material through this system. It allows the plant manager to view how many bales have been processed on a daily, monthly or annual basis and gives them a breakdown of material types baled and any downtime in the machines. This data is available on a web browser or mobile phone.

integration with existing conveyor

The customer had a previous third-party conveyor which was then integrated with the CKSR16 controls to increase safety features onsite and manage the material.
We chose CK International because our last baler was at its end of life costing us a lot of money and CK were the most professional of those we tendered. The main objectives were to increase our cardboard throughput and inevitably our profit on the baled material. I would rate CK very highly with a response rate onsite of 24 hours. We asked for an additional safety feature on the hopper to avoid accidents and this was not an issue, with it being installed within a week of order.
An old baler can drain money from your business very quickly. This could be due to downtime with unnecessary repairs. A new CK Channel Baler can help with efficient power units that reduce energy consumption, and a design that has routine maintenance in mind. You can reduce your downtime and energy consumption while increasing your productivity and return on investment. During the entire life cycle of your baler, CK International provides first-class service with an exceptional technical support, engineering and aftersales team to assist you with any problems both on-site and remotely.
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