A Quieter, Safer Baler: PTR’s New Quiet Pump
Introducing our 50th anniversary option, the Quiet Pump Power Unit.
PTR Baler & Compactor Company continues to innovate and lead the industry with the new Quiet Pump Power Unit. The Quiet Pump can be retrofitted to existing units as a kit and can also be used on compactors. This innovation means major strides in safety, productivity and cost-savings. We’re exited to share some of the exponential benefits of this technology.
The Quiet Pump vastly reduces noise level in the warehouse, which improves workplace safety in a number of different ways. The noise reduction is much less damaging to employee’s hearing. Our Quiet Pump operates at around 60 dB. To give you an idea of what 60 dB sounds like, here’s a few things to compare it to:
-average conversation 60 dB
-vacuum cleaner 70 dB
-garbage disposal 80 dB
-food blender 88 dB
-thunder 120 dB
-bulldozer 85 dB
Another huge benefit is that the Quiet Pump helps employees to be more alert of what’s happening in the warehouse. It allows them to hear other, more dangerous sounds. For example, say a fork lift is in use. Other loud equipment operating simultaneously may impair their ability to be alert to the forklift.
As many companies begin to lessen their footprint and downsize their facilities, customer areas may be just outside the warehouse. Therefore, they’ll be exposed to back room noise. To keep things quieter out front, you’ll want to keep noise levels down in the back. The Quiet Pump will play a critical role in this.
Our April newsletter focuses on the many features and benefits of the Quiet Pump Power Unit. Not signed to receive our e-newsletters yet? Click the ‘Join My List’ Facebook tab and add your email.
PTR Baler and Compactor Company offers a separate website to handle all of your parts needs. Parts.ptrco.com is an extensive website dedicated solely to parts. PTR Parts provides quality OEM parts to other service providers who maintain and repair their own equipment.
PTR is the industry leader for quality products, parts and service. All parts are OEM Certified to insure that you receive the correct part for your PTR manufactured equipment. OEM baler and compactor repair parts are UL listed for use on PTR manufactured equipment. Using quality replacement parts like Square D, Cutler Hammer, Baldor and Idec helps to insure that your machine will experience uninterrupted service. What’s more, all baler and compactor parts are backed by our one year replacement warranty.
The site is easy to navigate and user friendly. You can view by type – electrical, hydraulics, mechanical and decals. Or, you can browse by product: balers, compactors, cart tippers, docks and doors and bailing wire. There’s also a wide assortment of protective gear available on the site.
Because we are a manufacturer, PTR maintains a large stock of parts in our distribution warehouse. We buy in bulk, giving us a considerable purchasing discount. We’re then able to pass this savings on to our customers.
Shipping on all orders is fast, because we know you need the right part for the job as quickly as possible. Create an account so you can view current order statuses, build a wish list, and manage returns. To stay up to date on all parts offers and features, be sure to join our Parts Mailing List.
Right now, our featured products include products like a hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinder and a relief valve cartridge. Visit parts.ptrco.com to see all featured parts, as well as our entire selection.
PTR: The Choice of Top Retail Markets
PTR Baler and Compactor Company is the industry leader in meeting the waste equipment needs of the retail market. Our retail waste solutions experts work with 16 out of the 20 top retail chains in the country.
PTR has decades of experience working with various retail markets. Retail chains know how critical it is to keep floor space clear, for both safety reasons and efficiency. If sustainability is one of your main goals, PTR’s waste management equipment can help you achieve it. We will analyze the waste stream and provide a custom solution for your company. Our professional staff can assist you whether you are opening a new retail establishment, replacing your old waste baler or compactor, or looking for repair for your current recycling equipment.
Ethically and economically, sustainability policies are critical for all retail businesses today. PTR products are the key to reaching your company’s recycling goals. What was once considered waste, is now a valuable commodity. Instead of further contributing to our country’s growing landfills, you’re diverting that ‘waste’ to a recycling facility. Everything from cardboard, plastic bags, shrink wrap, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and co-mingled recyclables (sandwich bales), are all perfect candidates for waste diversion. Our full line of vertical hydraulic balers come in a variety of sizes to suit your retail business’s individual needs. The benefits are three fold; you’ll meet your waste stream requirements, convert waste removal expense into a revenue stream, and benefit the environment.
The type of PTR equipment you choose depends largely on the type of waste your company deals with most. Grocery stores frequently deal with wet waste. Food and liquid waste often lead to issues of odor as well as pests. Our self-contained compactors are the answer to this issue, offering guaranteed protection from fluid leakage. Ask about our Food Digesters to divert your food waste into an environmentally beneficial compost.
Retail establishments including home supply chains, clothing chains and large department stores typically deal with mostly dry waste. Stationary compactors are usually the best equipment to deal with dry waste streams. Check out of full collection of sizes and styles to find the stationary compactor that will work best for you.
Why choose PTR balers & compactors? Your employee’s safety is one of our top priorities when developing our equipment. All of products meet OSHA and NOISH recommendations and are fully UL approved. We put every product through extensive testing, meticulously engineered and inspected, and they are build to last.
Our Bioloc secure access option is the ideal solution for retail chains who must meet OSHA and NOISH standards, as well as helping to reduce shrinkage and preventing employees under 18 from accessing the baler or compactor.
PTR delivers, installs and services your waste equipment to locations across the country, from coast to coast. Our technicians are highly skilled and thoroughly trained professionals. Our product is the highest quality available in the market and backed with a comprehensive warranty. The difference between a PTR baler or compactor and a cheap imitation is a safer, longer lasting, more efficient waste management system for your business. Choose PTR and you’ll be reaping the benefits of that choice for years to come. Click here to contact us today.
PTR: 50 years of Safety, Innovation & Excellence
In 1970, PTR Baler & Compactor Company built our first baler. From that day, we’ve become the supplier of choice for 16 of the 20 top retailers in the country. In just the last 30 years, PTR has produced and sold upwards of 60,000 balers & compactors across the United States. Our Vertical Hydraulic Balers are the answer to keeping critical floorspace clear of dry waste such as cardboard, as well as the ability to implement recycling and sustainability policies. The benefits of our products aren’t limited to any one kind of organization. Markets including Retail non-food, Retail food, Warehouse, Distribution, Industrial, Medical, Universities, Public Institutions and Facility management will all benefit from the increased efficiency, safety and productivity of PTR Vertical Balers and compactors.
Now, in 2018, we celebrate 50 years of leading the industry in safety, innovation and excellence. We offer a line of over 25 baler models and nearly 20 different stationary compactors. All of our equipment is manufactured with quality, safety, longevity and low total cost of ownership in mind. It won’t take long before you notice the cost savings on tipping and compliance fees, fuel and more.
We’ve always strived to lead the way through technology and innovation. The difference between the quality of our product over the competition can be greatly attributed to the expertise of the welders responsible for creating them. PTR welders are all highly trained professionals and fully AWS certified. This is not the norm across the industry, but it always will be at PTR.
Since the first baler was built, PTR has been responsible for many innovations that have shaped the entire industry.
• In the 1980’s, PTR manufactured the first high density baler in the industry, capable of producing 1,000 lbs. bales. It was a huge milestone for the company and the industry, as well.
• In 2003, we implemented a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). By 2012, PTR’s PLC’s were a standard feature in all 10HP balers.
• In 2013, PTR beame the first manufacturer ever to have 3 Third Party Certifications- C-ETL, C-UL and PSR.
• 2016 was the year PTR was the first to produce the 1 ton bale. It was also the year PTR created the first baler installed with load cells that could communicate remotely.
We often ask our customers what they want, and what they think will improve their operations. Then we work to deliver the perfect solution. At PTR we know if one organization has a need, many others have that need, too. We’re not showing signs of slowing down, either. PTR will continue to innovate, like with the creation of the new Quiet Power Unit. It’s our ’50th Anniversary Option’ to our Vertical Balers, and it’s the difference between being the noisiest equipment in the shop, to just about the same as a quiet conversation. Learn more by contacting us today.
Another major innovation is the Compactor Weight Scale. This weight monitoring system allows you to optimize pickups for required weights. Why does this matter to you? Because you will be able to truly zero in on accuracy, save considerably on tipping fees, eliminate overweight containers and increase safety.
The system is available for both balers and compactors. Contact PTR to find out the cost-savings this equipment can mean for you. Don’t miss our next newsletter with updates and information that will make a difference in your business. Click the ‘Join My List’ tab on the side of our Facebook page to sign up!
PTR’s Innovative Technology a Cost-Saving Solution
Important Update Regarding ELD Mandate:
As many of you may now, just as of December, drivers and carriers are now required to have ELDs (electronic logging devices) in their trucks. Drivers will now have to use these devices to track their HOS (hours-of-service).
The new ‘ELD mandate’ will have the greatest effect on smaller carriers, since larger organizations have been using ELDs for some time now. There is concern over whether the mandate will result in an increase in the cost of good across the board. This is because of the extra cost the owners and operators of the organizations will incur, which may be then be passed down to the consumer.
With the mandate comes even more enforceable regulations. For example, the length of time you can drive without taking a break is now predetermined and tracked. Additionally, there are other steps drivers must take. The intention of the mandate was to make a safer work environment for drivers, however there is also concern over whether it will cause drivers to feel rushed in order to ‘beat the clock’.
More information about how the ELD mandate will effect drivers, carriers, manufacturers, and more can be found here. Now more than ever, productivity in all other facets of the organization will become even more important. Cost-saving equipment like our revolutionary Self-Contained Scale can help mitigate the extra expenses caused by the ELD mandate. This innovative scale is the solution to eliminating overweight containers, allowing your organization to optimize pickups for required weights and saving you big on tipping fees. Our weight monitoring system is available for both vertical balers and compactors. Click here to learn more.
Contact PTR to find out more about how we can help increase efficiency in the waste operations your company and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive company updates, new product launches and more.
Stationary & Self-Contained Compactors
PTR compactors are the highest quality, most durable and reliable on the market. We have a variety of models of both self-contained and stationery compactors. The key difference between the two types of compactors is the type of waste they process. If your company deals with a fair amount of wet waste, such as a restaurant or hospital, a self-contained unit will best suit your needs, whereas stationary compactors are appropriate for dry waste.
PTR SELF-CONTAINED COMPACTORS
Our PTR Self-Contained ‘Pak-Tite’ series of waste compactors are the ideal equipment to handle your wet-waste requirements. Every unit is made with heavy duty structural steel and equipped with our ‘Clean Flush Sump System allows liquid to flow out into the 750 gallon sump reservoir. From there, it goes directly to your sewer system. You’ll see an considerable savings in hauling fees. The innovative design ensures better compaction, more efficient water runoff and eliminates leakage. Every unit is thoroughly water tested and completes a factory inspection. Rest assured, each unit is also 100% U.L approved and manufactured in the United States by certified welders of the American Welding Society.
Our self-contained units are a great choice for many industries, including:
• Movie Theaters
• Food processors
• Retail Supercenters who frequently process wet waste.
Exceptional Standard Features Include:
• Universal understructure
• Full container light
• Double end pickup
• Full door seal
• Quick disconnects
• 100% U.L approved
Additional options are also available. These include PTR BioLoc for added security and safety, side and rear chutes, doghouse or total enclosure, odor control Sonazaire®, ‘One Plus®’ fullness monitoring system, and a hydraulic tailgate.
We offer 42″ and 52″ feed heights ranging in container volume from 12 to 35 cubic yards. For more on our most popular models, click here.
PTR STATIONARY COMPACTOR
Our line of stationary compactors efficiently and safely compress dry waste. You’ll benefit from a significant reduction in overall cost associated with waste removal. The reduction in waste also means less contribution to land-fills, improving your company’s carbon footprint. This equipment is the answer you’ve been looking for to get your company to implement sustainability policies. There are a number of models to choose from. No matter how big or small your business, we have a model that will work for you. For more information on available models, click here.
Great for industries like:
• Waste haulers
• Home supply chains
• Apartment buildings
• Clothing and merchandise chains
• Distribution warehouses
• College campuses
• Government institutions
Heavy duty models and apartment compactors are also available. Contact us here for more information.
Standard features on all models include:
• PTR’s best in class warrranty
• 100% UL and ETL approved
• Full container light
• 3 phase tri-voltage motor
• Push button controls on 13′ remote
• Ratchets with grab claws
• Option of standard color paint
We also offer additional features for stationary compactors including our PTR BioLoc, side and rear chutes, doghouse or total enclosure, odor control Sonazaire®, One Plus® fullness monitoring system and an oil heater.
Have questions or still not sure of which is best for you? Contact us here. Our customer service representatives will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Reliable Service & Equipment During The Busiest Time of The Year
The upcoming holiday season means several different things for the majority of businesses. The increase in production and sales will result in a significant increase in waste streams. It also means a surge in equipment usage. Consequently, those businesses with older machines will most likely need servicing or repairs of some kind. If your current equipment is very old, you may want to consider a full refurbishing. This is not the time to have a halt in productivity, so you’ll want to ensure your equipment is running efficiently as possible. Schedule a maintenance or service with PTR by contacting us here. The earlier you schedule, the better. The last thing you should be worrying about during this busy time is your waste equipment functioning correctly.
Did you know PTR will provide service on any manufacturers waste equipment, not only our own product? Our expert service technicians are highly skilled at working with all waste equipment, regardless of manufacturer. They are ready to insure that all of our customers are up and running through the holiday season. We offer service on Vertical Balers and Compactors nationwide, from coast to coast. Additionally, PTR is able to service dock levelers, floor scrubbers, door seals and mobility products regionally.
Your waste equipment is some of the most important to your organization’s productivity. Trust only technicians who have hands-on experience and factory certified training. That’s what we offer with every single baler and compactor purchase you make with PTR. Service requests are handled promptly and professionally. We pride ourselves on the fact that our technicians arrive on-time, completing the service call the first time, nearly every time.
When you purchase equipment from PTR Baler & Compactor Company, you’ll be assigned a courteous personal customer service representative. Whenever you have a question or concern, they are available to you 24/7 and will be able to connect you with a certified technician in your geographic area. We offer engineering support, mechanical support and technical support. Our expert technicians are highly trained professionals with years of experience in the field. We take care of all your equipment repairs promptly, as well. Proper maintenance and service is key to extending the life of your equipment. Our cost-effective preventative maintenance plans are a smart option, resulting in a reduction in overall cost of ownership, increased employee productivity and improved safety. Maintenance programs are customizable to best meet your individual needs and work within your budget. Learn more by clicking here.
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PTR Celebrates ‘Giving Tuesday’ with Visit & Donation to Edison High School
Today, PTR President & CEO Mike Savage and Vice President of Manufacturing Garry Fudala, made a special visit to Edison High School in Philadelphia. ‘Giving Tuesday’ was the perfect opportunity to donate welding supplies to the Philadelphia Technical School’s vocational training class. Edison High School teaches students invaluable vocational trades, such as hydraulics and welding. These are the skills necessary to create tomorrow’s workforce- today. What better day than ‘Giving Tuesday’, to make a contribution towards the future of our country’s prosperity and the success of the next generation? PTR Baler & Compactor Company is extremely proud to be part of the local community. We strive to continually find more ways to give back to those who helped make us as successful as we are today.
‘Giving Tuesday’ was established back in 2012. It’s celebrated across the world as a day to give back and make a difference in our communities. No donation or good deed is too small or insignificant. The word is spread through the power of social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. After the mass consumerism that occurs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, ‘Giving Tuesday’ is a great way to spark the true spirit of the holiday season. It’s the perfect time to support your favorite charities, donate to local food banks, shelters and schools, or find other ways to get involved and lend a hand.
Looking for ways to give back in the Philadelphia area? Mayor Jim Kenney encourages people to donate directly to Philadelphia school through a new site, ‘Philly FUNDamentals’. Donate and learn more here.
Learn more about the global movement at www.givingtuesday.org.
Get the Inside Scoop with PTR’s ‘News Dispatch’ E-Newsletter
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Our e-newsletter is your inside scoop to what’s going on at PTR Baler & Compactor Company. You’ll get insider knowledge of innovations, new technology, product launches and much more. It’s also a behind the scenes peek at our community involvement and other endeavors we’re passionate about.
We’re on the verge of a huge milestone here at PTR. Soon, we’ll celebrate 50 years of making balers. During the last 5 decades, we’ve strived to lead the industry in quality, innovation and customer service. Our newsletter gives you an in depth look at what’s to come in 2018, like our incredible 1 ton baler. Sign up to receive the e-newsletter to be sure not to miss these important product updates.
Informative infographics and industry statistics will be included to help you get a better understanding of how our equipment works and improves your organization’s waste operations and management overall. You’ll also learn more about what makes a PTR product a cut above the rest. No one else in the industry serves the amount of retail markets as we do- currently, PTR serves 16 out of 20 major retailers in the country.
In our newsletter, you’ll get a first hand account of the latest technology we’ve been developing, like our Compactor Weight System. What this technology means to you is more efficient and accurate waste tracking. This in turn saves you money and time. The new weight system also improves safety in a number of different ways. Helping our customers improve employee productivity and safety are two major priorities for PTR. The new Compactor Weight System is another way we’ll achieve those goals. Sign up for our newsletter to find out how.
Update on Puerto Rico Relief Efforts
Hurricane Maria made direct landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20th, bringing down feet of torrential rain. It devastated the island and the 3.4 million US citizens who live there. When Maria hit, 60,000 people were already without power following Hurricane Irma, exacerbating the dire conditions that much more.
Maria was the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. Now, nearly a month later, much of the island is still without electricity. Clean drinking water and food is scarce. Cell service is down, so many people in the states have not been able to speak to their family and friends on the island for weeks.
PTR representatives, Carlos Gonzalez and Enrique Diaz, have been delivering food and water to the rural areas of Puerto Rico. The food is being prepared and distributed from a local arena. The duo have teamed up with other companies in the area to help with relief efforts as well. Currently, there are about 20,000 people in shelters, and even more are living in the rural areas without any shelter at all.
PTR’s CEO Mike Savage offered the following message:“I want to thank Carlos Gonzalez and Enrique Diaz for their hard work and sacrifice in traveling to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Croix over the last few weeks helping our customers in those ravaged islands get back on their feet. They have been away from their families doing so much great work on behalf of PTR and we are all very grateful. They went the extra mile over the last two weekends and delivered water and food to towns that are more remote and in dire need of help…Thank you, Carlos and Enrique, for making us so proud!”
PTR Baler & Company is proud to have people like Carlos Gonzalez and Enrique Diaz on our team. We thank them tremendously for all of their efforts. If you are interested in learning ways you can help with Puerto Rico relief, visit one of the sites listed below.