selecting proper baling wire for cardboard baling

07 Aug 5 Things to Consider When Selecting the Proper Baling Wire for Your Cardboard Baling

5 Things to Consider When Selecting the Proper Baling Wire for Your Cardboard Baling

selecting proper baling wire for cardboard balingCardboard balers are designed to compact boxes, and other bulk cardboard materials into manageable bundles that can be recycled or disposed of. By eliminating the clutter, you can free up space as well as reduce fire hazards. However, selecting the proper baling wire is crucial for your cardboard baling. You want to make sure that baling wire can withstand the elements and keep them secure during transport. Cheap baling wire can save you money but in the long run, it may end up costing you more because of damage, breakage, and corrosion to your equipment. Therefore, always select high quality and reliable baling wire.

Following are 5 things to consider when selecting the proper baling wire for your cardboard baling:

1. Choose the Proper Type

Not all baling wires are the same. Furthermore, different baling machines require different types of baling wires. So, it is recommended that you figure out what type of wire you need for your cardboard baler. The manufacturers usually recommend a certain type of wire for the machine when you purchase the baler. So, all you need to do is read the instruction manual. However, if you have purchased a used baler, then you may not have the instruction manual. In that case, contact the seller and ask what type of wire they use in their machine. Never purchase a baling wire blindly.

2. Check the Gauge

The way a baling wire is made determines its quality; so, when you buy the baling wire, be sure to check the wire’s gauge. The gauge is basically the diameter and thickness of the wire. If the gauge is smaller and the wire is weak, it will snap under pressure, causing the compressed material to expand. So, do your research before making your purchase. You can expect baling wires from renowned companies to be of good quality.

3. Check the Tensile Strength

The tensile strength is the ability of the baling wire to withstand pressure and tension. Compressed materials want to expand back to their original size when they are tied together. It is the job of the baling wire to endure considerable amount of pressure and keep the materials compressed. So, the correct tensile strength is crucial as it keeps the materials compressed and also ensures that the shape of the materials is maintained.

4. The Wire Ties Must Have the Right Balance

If you are buying single-loop or double-loop baling wire, then make sure that the wire ties have the right balance between being malleable enough to allow them to be tied tightly by hand and being stiff enough to allow you to easily push them through the slots.

5. Make Sure it is Twisted Properly (for Single Loop Bale Ties)

Single-loop bale ties contain several twists that create the loop. If the loop is not twisted properly, then they can become unraveled once the wire is under pressure. So, make sure that the wire is twisted properly. The loop size must also be consistent.

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