Horizontal and vertical balers - which one to choose? Explore the advantages of both solutions

15. november 2021

Many companies face the problem of waste management. The main challenges are not only the costs associated with waste disposal, but also the need to designate a place for storage and subsequent transport. Solutions that meet the needs of companies are: horizontal and vertical balers. Find out the difference between these two types of machines.

Horizontal and vertical balers offered by Bramidan

Modern and up-to-date waste compression

Manufacturing plants, hotels, restaurants, distribution and storage companies and many others generate large amounts of waste. The ideal way to reduce the volume of their waste is to compress it using modern balers.

Their use saves a lot of money. Thanks to this equipment, transport can be optimised - the compacted bales have a regular shape, which facilitates maximum use of the loading space in a truck. Additionally, their compact form reduces the amount of space required for waste storage in a company. In addition, a number of technological features used in the machines also improve the daily waste handling.

With regard to their construction, the balers on the market for this purpose can be divided into:

  • stopHorizontal Channel Balers
  • stopVertical Balers

Horizontal balers

They are mainly used in larger processing and industrial plants as well as large logistics and storage centres. A horizontal waste baler can be used to compress paper or cardboard as well as plastic foil. Such balers have a low, long design and a wide feed opening, which facilitates easy and continous loading into the chamber.

The most important features of horizontal balers available in our offer include:

  • stopPossibility to adjust working parameters in order to achieve the highest efficiency of operation
  • stopContinuous loading
  • stopPress force ranging from 20 to 70 tons
  • stopCompaction of large-size waste fractions
  • stopWeight of a cardboard bale from 300 kg to 600 kg and a plastic foil bale from 420 kg to 450 kg
  • stopMultiple loading options (conveyor belt, pneumatic, wall loading, ramp loading, tipping system)
  • stopAutomatic bale tying
  • stopChoice of colour (optional extra when ordering)

Vertical balers

You can compact a numerous types of waste with these machines. If you choose a galvanised model, you can even use it for wet fractions. The galvanized balers are made of durable, corrosion-resistant materials, so they can operate in harsh environments.

The main features of Bramidan vertical balers include:

  • stopEase of operation and loading
  • stopHigh performance - depending on the machine version, the press force can range from 3 to 50 tonnes
  • stopVariety of models for different purposes (for baling cardboard, foil, paper, PET bottles, aluminium and steel cans, hard plastics and textiles)
  • stopCompact versions available, ideal for places with limited space, e.g. for placing under a storage rack
  • stopBale weight - in the smallest models 30-60 kg for cardboard and 40-70 kg for plastic foil, while in the largest machines offer bales from 350 kg to 600 kg and from 400 kg to 600 kg
  • stopChoice of colour (any available RAL colour)
  • stopChoice of door type like SD (Sliding door), VD (Vertical Door), FD (Flap Door) or AD (Automatic Door)

The Bramidan range offers balers with different specifications. With regard to power supply we offer balers with single or three-phase.

Bramidan vertical baler X25 AD baler from the X-series

X25 AD baler (X series - cross cylinders inside)

Bramidan vertical baler B30 baler from the B-series

B30 baler (B series - cylinders on top)


Which baler should you choose?

Both horizontal and vertical balers meet strict safety standards and are safe to use. You can choose many extra options for them and if not already installed from the factory, you can buy and install our BRA-IN monitoring system. A system that helps you connect, monitor and analyze your equipment. As there are many types of balers on the market, you may be in doubt about which one will meet your needs.

Some of the questions you can ask yourself, when looking for a horizontal or vertical baler are:

  • stopWhat type of waste is produced in your company and how much?
  • stopWhere will the baler be placed?
  • stopWhat is your budget?

Check out how our vertical balers work

Check out how our HC horizontal balers work

Choose the baler that fits your needs

The question of which baler is the best choice for you, vertical or horizontal, is difficult to answer. So contact our consultants, they are experts and should be pleased to help you choose the right machine for your company and your daily waste handling needs.

Find a reliable baler supplier!

Choosing the right baler depends on the size of your business and the type and amount of waste. We offer different models of horizontal and vertical balers, reliable machines develped through years with focus on high quality and performance - and of course very high safety levels.

When placing your order for a vertical baler, you can choose between the different door types and various colours. All machines are distinguished by their reliability, high efficiency and simple and safe operation. Contact us and ask for details!

Not sure which baler will work for your company? - Contact us and let us find the right solution for you.


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Jørgen Lassen

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