Seeing Double! Two Fully Automatic Balers Installed in one of the Largest Waste Facilities in Wales

Amgen Cymru

Equipment Installed:
Fully automatic Twin Ram Baler - CKTR82-120T-74kW
Wales, UK

Dry Mixed Recyclables

The Challenge

They were operating two channel press balers. It was clear that these machines were not going to be sufficient to achieve the bale density that they now required.

They had seven different materials that they needed to bale and ensure that there would be no contamination with the changeover of materials.
Installation of Twin Ram Baler into MRF
Different Materials
Twin Ram Balers Installed

The Solution

Design in collaboration with plant builder

We needed to be involved from the early stages of the design process. The material was designed to come from bunkers and into the balers via large Westeria conveyors. If there wasn’t enough material coming off the conveyors, then the plant was designed to recirculate the waste until there was the right amount to make a full bale.

installation of two twin ram balers

The baler supplied needed to able to handle a large amount of waste. It was decided that two CKTR82 Twin Ram balers would be the best solution for this project – this would ensure that the bunkers were cleared quickly and at different times. The balers needed to cope with the high throughput alone and not negatively impact the running of the overall plant.

change location of power packs

Space-saving was also a priority within the design of the plant. We were able to change the location of the power packs to ensure the equipment fitted into the optimum position.

decommissioned previous machines

With regards to the channel press balers that were in the previous plant, we were able to decommission these machines, take them to the customer’s other site and set them up there.

The Benefits

RDF Bales


One of the customer’s key requirements in this project was to have improved throughputs. The throughput of 8T/hr 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.


Due to improved bale weights and densities the customer can better optimise their loads for transport.


These Twin Ram machines allow for the changeover of materials easily without any contamination.
The exceptional build quality of CK International’s baling equipment is well-known, however, it was their experience and expertise that shone through with this project. They offered unique solutions and suggestions throughout this project which not only benefited the customer but also assisted our team. Their focus on providing exceptional customer support meant that we were confident they wouldn’t let us or the customer down. We wouldn’t hesitate to work alongside CK International again for any future projects. Their expertise in waste compaction equipment is invaluable.
This has been a fantastic project for us. The knowledge and expertise from everyone involved has been really impressive. The new MRF has given us the versatility to bale all materials on-site. It has a processing capacity of 18-20 tonnes per hour and around 65,000 tonnes per annum - where previously we were processing around 32,000 tonnes per annum. With regards to our bales, we have greatly improved on our bale density and can better optimise loads for transport.
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