What is the Best Commercial Cardboard Compactor?

When it comes to choosing the right cardboard compactor for you, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. For example: How much cardboard are you producing per week (or even per day)? How much free floor space do you have? Where are you situated?

Take the Model L roro portable compactor from Ludden & Mennekes: the largest infeed model in our range, suitable for a massive volume of waste to cut down on awkward cardboard flats with large surface areas or boxes that need breaking down. This model uses twin cross-over cylinders to apply 34 tonnes of press force, capable of holding up to 12 tonnes of waste, perfect for a large site with a high cardboard output.

Model L

On the other hand, let’s say you’re tight on floor space and not looking to hire or buy a large compactor. Maneuverability is an important factor when it comes to quick and easy waste disposal, which is why in tighter environments, a compactor such as the CB1250SS works wonders. At just over 2m in length, this machine boasts a large loading aperture for hefty pieces of cardboard to be loaded throughout the day. Its twin cylinders generate a press force of 30 tonnes, ensuring you can keep loading waste all day.

Perhaps the environment is your top priority when it comes to waste disposal. In this case, the SVS ‘Electric Drive’ static screw compactor is your best bet. A large compactor with significant reductions on maintenance costs, the SVS is extremely ‘green’, saving on CO2 levels and reducing your carbon footprint by using up to 50% less energy than the typical compactor (as well as up to 80% on waste transport costs). Without any hydraulics, this compactor runs continuously and quietly with zero risk of oil leaks.

When it comes to compactors and the difference between ‘static’ and ‘portable’, you can categorise static compactors as more suitable for businesses with a fixed location, whereas a portable compactor could suit waste being disposed of at events like festivals.