Have A Happy, Sustainable Holiday
Even though this year is quite different than most, you can still make an effort to have a more sustainable holiday season. We put a guide together of some sustainable shopping and gift ideas to help inspire you!
1. Virtual Workshops
Online workshops and masterclasses are a growing trend right now. Classes are taught by experts in fields like cooking, negotiation, interior design, poker, gardening, acting, communication, filmmaking, and the list goes on.
2. Gift Cards to Local Businesses
We all know how important it is to support our small businesses right now. Consider getting friends and loved ones gift cards to their favorite local restaurants or shops that can be used during and after the pandemic. It’s not only a great gift to them, but to your community as well.
Plants in your home have been proven to help improve your overall mood, increase your attention span and even help improve air quality. Why not gift a friend with an easy to care for house plant? Spider plants and pathos are great plants, even for those without a green thumb.
4. Shop Eco-friendly brands
TenTree is one popular brand of apparel and accessories that is well-known for their sustainability efforts. For every purchase, they plant 10 trees. Another great brand is Patagonia, which uses recycled materials and has long fought for environmental ethics in the activewear fashion industry. A few other options: TenTree,
Is there a particular cause that you know means a lot to a friend or loved one? Consider making a donation in their name to a charitable organization. Here’s a comprehensive list of non-profits in the Philadelphia area.
Happy sustainable shopping!
Join the PTR Team! Now Hiring AWS Welders
PTR is looking to hire several American Welding Society Certified production welders in both our manufacturing plants, located in Philadelphia, PA and Plant City, FL. If you’re an experienced welder, we’d love for you to apply today!
PTR is happy to offer our employees many great benefits, including:
- Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance 100% paid by PTR for the Employee
- Company paid Life Insurance
- 2 Pensions
Key Requirements of the Position:
- Weld, tack and fabricate products with blueprints as reference
- Basic mathematical and measurement skills
- Ability to read and understand blueprints/weld symbols
- Prior MIG welding and fitting experience
- Formal weld training and education
Basic Qualifications Required:
- High School diploma or GED
- 2 plus years of related experience
- Welding certification
- Formal training or schooling with welding
- Ability to work overtime as needed
If you think you’d be a great fit, please send your resume to email@example.com. Thank you for your interest!
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The Smart Baler Gets Even Smarter.
THE LATEST FEATURE of the PTR SMART BALER
The newest feature of the PTR Smart Baler helps reinforce the connection between your waste and recycling operations and your administrative department.
Now, data is automatically transmitted from the baler into Smartsheet software. Smartsheet is a type of management and collaboration software used to assign tasks, track progress on work projects, manage calendars and more. The software easily integrates with Google G Suite. Learn more about Smartsheet at www.smartsheet.com.
How does this benefit your business? It provides you with the most accurate data possible, which is extremely valuable. The more reliable the data, the easier it is to make decisions for the business. Along with the other innovative features of the Smart Baler, the Smart Baler will revolutionize your organization’s current waste processes by increasing speed, accuracy, efficiency and safety.
Here’s what else makes it unlike any other baler:
-Smart Control Panel with easy to use interface (just like your smartphone!)
-Triple safety switch
-Fingerprint reader option
These features are accessible directly through the interface:
-Request baling wire
-View bales ejected log
-View service logs
-View supplies requested log
Ready to learn more? Request a Priority Quote here.
Did you know PTR has a patent on our innovative Diagnostic System for our recycling balers and trash compactors?
-Includes a controller and a plurality of switches coupled to inputs of the controller.
-A first switch is in a first position when a ram of the compactor/baler is below a predetermined location, and a second position when the ram reaches the location.
-A second switch is in a first position when pressure driving the ram is below a predetermined pressure limit, and a second position when the ram exceeds the pressure limit.
-A communication port and display are operatively coupled to outputs of the controller.
-The controller is configured to, upon actuation of the first switch to the first position, activate a ram timer to count to a predetermined timer setting, and, if the second switch is actuated to the second position before the ram timer reaches the timer setting, output an alert of a full bale condition the communication port and/or display.
Get the full details here.
Baler Benefits: Fiscal, Functional & Environmental
A recycling baler will provide a plethora of benefits in three key areas of every business or organization: fiscal, functional and environmental.
Recycling balers provide a significant financial benefit to your organization. Recycling balers turn what was once waste into valuable recycling commodities. Something that was once thrown away has become an additional revenue stream. The return will prove to be well worth the investment. You’ll find it won’t take too long for the reduction in shipping costs, decrease in trips to the landfill, and recycling rebate earnings to cover the cost of the baler.
Even if your organization is working with a small budget, PTR can help you find the right baler for you. Our Rebuilt pre-owned certified balers are a great option for those who want to start a recycling program with limited funds.
Safe, proper use of a high-quality, well-maintained PTR Recycling Baler can increase the overall productivity of your backroom operations significantly. A reliable piece of equipment that was built to last, like a PTR unit, will reduce downtime in several ways. First, you’ll streamline your waste and recycling operations. Your backroom environment will be cleaner, healthier and have more clear space, which reduces the chance of employee injury. And, with less hauling trips, you’ll save not only money, but valuable time, as well.
All employees who operate the baler must be fully trained to use it safely. PTR can help you train your staff properly.
Today, it’s critical for corporations and smaller businesses alike to be keenly focused on their environmental impact. Finding ways to act more responsibly towards the environment is now its own position in many companies. Recycling balers are a no-brainer when it comes to implementing sustainability policies.
No matter the size of your organization, you create waste. How you handle this waste is what will make all the difference. A recycling baler helps you do this! First, you’ll create a commodity from what was waste. PTR balers, depending on the model, can recycle material like cardboard, plastic, paper, aluminum and more. Some larger units can even compress tires and appliances. With less garbage pickup and trips to the landfill, you’ll lower your carbon footprint.
Contact PTR today to learn more! Our experienced representatives will work with you to find the baler that will best suit your needs and budget.
Don’t Let the Holidays Scare You!
Be prepared for the increased holiday volume with PTR Service & Maintenance!
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for most retail businesses. Therefore, it’s also the busiest time of year for shipping companies and all companies who work with retailers. Making sure your waste and recycling equipment has been properly serviced is critical to ensuring an successful holiday season. The goal is for equipment to be functioning optimally, so there’s much less risk of cost-sucking downtime due as a result of service or repair. Our Preventative Maintenance and Service programs are a smart, cost-effective investment for your company.
What makes PTR Service & Maintenance different than our competitors in the industry?
- PTR Services and Dispatch calls 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year
- Provide engineering support (mechanical & electric)
- PTR submits quotes for quotes beyond the NTE’s
- Provide daily support similar to a 3rd party software management
- 99% rate of arrival on or before scheduled ETA
- 80% first time completion rate for service
- Provide Engineering Support (Mechanical & Electric)
- Provide Support similar to a 3rd Party Software Management on a daily basis
- Manage 3rd Party Insurance Certificates
- Service Call “Storage” for OSHA / Service EOL Guidance
Another major benefit of working with PTR for your baler and compactor service, repair and maintenance is that we manage our Service Truck inventory to be sure they are as accurate as possible. Additionally, all subcontractors inventory is reviewed to meet the same standards. That way we have what you need, when you need it. We also provide safety inspections for each and every service call we attend.
Because we are a manufacturer, we have access to all parts. Many of them are readily available at our facility. We’re able to pass these savings on to you, saving you time and money! You can view all electrical, mechanical and hydraulic parts at parts.ptrco.com.
When we perform a Preventative Maintenance check, our expert technician will address the critical systems and structures of your unit, including the following:
- Evaluate overall equipment condition.
- Verify that all safety decals are in good condition.
- Test and verify the operation of safety features.
- Thoroughly inspect the cylinder welds and seals.
- Grease all fittings.
- Inspect all hoses and crimps.
- Inspect all hose clamps and tighten as needed.
- Inspect motor for signs of wear or end of life conditions.
- Inspect pump for leaks or signs of failure.
- Inspect oil level and general condition.
- (Optional) Perform oil analysis by an independent laboratory.
- Operate gauge and verify that there are no leaks and operational.
- To see the complete list of items addressed, click here.
Programs can also be customized to best suit your company’s needs. Some popular add-ons include:
- Replacing up to 5 gallons of Hydraulic Fluid
- Replacing Safety Stickers
- Replace two main hydraulic hoses and fittings
- Replace start/stop button
- Replace key switch
- Key Guard Installation
Call us to schedule your maintenance appointment for the busy Holiday Season! (800) 523-1155SALES • SERVICE • PARTS(800) 523-3654 | (800) 523-1155 | (800) 599-5100
What NOT to put in your PTR Compactor
Our last blog post explained the similarities and differences between Stationary and Self-Contained Compactors. Now, we’re going to delve into another important issue: what not to put in your trash compactor.
PTR compactors are an extremely effective method of compressing and reducing waste, which saves your organization costly trips to the landfill, and in turn decreases your carbon footprint. There are a few rules to keeping your compactor running optimally and greatly limiting the chances of operator injury. Downtime and injuries are productivity killers and eat away at your company’s bottomline. Prevent them by following these key guidelines and thoroughly training all staff to do the same.
DONT #1: LIMBS
Employees should be instructed to never, under any circumstances, put their hands, arms or legs into the trash compactor. There have been critical injuries occur each year due to improper use of waste compactors. It’s imperative operators understand to never place limbs inside the compactor. Instead, there should be an appropriate tool that can be used to reach inside the compactor in the event that something needs to be retrieved out of it.
DON’T #2: BATTERIES & TOXIC MATERIALS
Putting batteries into the compactor contaminates the rest of the waste inside, due to the fact that batteries contain highly toxic contents. They must be disposed of separately. Any other toxic substances, liquids or biohazard material needs to be disposed of according to their own safety guidelines.
DON’T #3: AEROSOL SPRAYS
Aerosol sprays are also very dangerous to place inside a trash compactor. When compressed, the spray can may combust. It’s not only a major safety risk, but it could lead to severe damage to the equipment as well. Even small aerosol spray cans should not go in the compactor.
DON’T #4: FLAMMABLE MATERIALS
Keep all flammable materials far away from your trash compactor. Even a small chance something may explode inside the compactor is not worth the risk. Always err on the side of caution and dispose of flammable materials separately, in the proper manner.
DON’T #5: LIQUID
Liquid waste is ok for Self- Contained compactors, however, they’re ideally made for wet waste, or waste that creates liquid when compressed. The separate container will collect this liquid. If the substance is completely in liquid form from the start, ideally it should be disposed of directly into a liquid trash receptacle.
If you have any questions about the proper use of your PTR compactor, reach out to your Account Manager directly, or contact customer service.
PTR Compactors: Self-Contained or Stationary?
Many businesses benefit greatly from utilizing a PTR compactor to manage their waste. The two most commonly used types of compactors are Self-Contained and Stationary. They both accomplish basically the same main goal- compress, and in turn minimize, your organizations waste output. This means reduced collection costs and less frequent hauls to the landfill. These benefits are not only cost-saving to your company, but help you reach sustainability goals, as well- fewer trips to the landfill mean less carbon emissions.
MORE COMPACTOR BENEFITS INCLUDE
- Odor control
- Decreases fire hazards
- Less insects and rodent issues
- Saves critical floor space
- Makes work environment cleaner and therefore safer and more sanitary
- Improves appearance of your facility
- Greatly increases efficiency
- Reduces likelihood of scavengers or unauthorized persons accessing your trash
Now that we’ve discussed the similarities between Self-Contained and Stationary compactors, let’s talk about the differences.
Generally, this type of compactor is used for granulated or wet waste. If the waste material your typically dealing with creates liquid when it’s compacted, a Self-Contained machine is the way to go. The compactor has a container attached to it that collects all the liquid, so it can be properly disposed of. PTR compactors have leak guard so you can rest-assured you won’t have any unwanted messes to clean up.
These compactors may be ideal for restaurants, hospitals, malls, movie theaters, supermarkets and food processors.
If your organization deals with mostly dry waste, a Stationary compactor would be the best choice for you. This would be ideal for material that’s not recyclable (that’s where a PTR Vertical Baler would come into play). If the material is truly non-recyclable, this is the best way to properly dispose of it and minimize it’s impact on the environment.
Stationary compactors, like the name suggests, are not easily moved and are anchored to the ground where they are places. So, be sure to consider all your options prior to installation. Our experts can help make sure you choose the ideal location.
Government institutions, universities, apartment buildings, waste haulers, clothing and merchandise chains and more are among the organizations who would find a Stationary machine ideal. We can even customize your compactors paint to match your branding! Check out our blog on customization here.
Contact us to learn more about our waste equipment, and what makes PTR different from other baler and compactor manufacturers.
Sustainable, Safe, Smart – PTR’s Rebuilt Program
If you are looking to kick off a successful recycling program at your organization, but budgets are tight, a certified pre-owned baler may be ideal for you. Or, you may have an aging baler that’s beginning to incur high maintenance costs, or just isn’t performing optimally any longer. If this is the case, but your budget won’t allow for a brand new replacement machine, certified pre-owned might be the answer for you. Here’s another major money saving plus – because we have rebuilding facilities across the United States, freight costs are kept to a minimum.
Our Rebuilt Balers are certified pre-owned vertical recycling balers that have been completely refurbished and fully inspected. Not only are is it the most cost-effective solution, they’re also the “greenest” way to go. By using a refurbished baler, you’re using a recycling piece of equipment.
Units are hand-picked and must fit a number of criteria in order to qualify for the Rebuilt program.
- • Units must be less than 15 years old
- • No structural defects
- • Pass a 52 point inspection process
- • Pass our OEM standards for machine quality
Once approved, the baler is thoroughly reconditioned by our AWS certified welders and all electrical, mechanical and hydraulic issues are addressed and fixed. Additionally, old wear parts are replaced with OEM certified parts, hydraulic old is drained and refilled with fresh oil and moving parts are greased. Finally, the baler is given a full cleaning, fresh coat of paint and new safety stickers.
When you purchase a PTR Rebuilt Baler, you’re getting all the best of PTR. Expert engineering and design, quality workmanship and all the safety features you’ve come to expect from PTR equipment. You can learn more about the capabilities of our various baler models here.
We also offer a rebuilt program for our self-contained and stationary compactors. All rebuilt balers and compactors come with a standard 90 day limited parts/labor warranty.
Whether it’s a brand new baler or a certified pre-owned, you’ll experience all the same benefits of being able to divert material from your waste stream. Your baler creates a dense bale of material that is a valuable recycling commodity. You save with less trips to the landfill, and in turn lower your carbon emissions.
All in all, our Rebuilt Program is:
It’s just smart. Suggest a PTR certified pre-owned Rebuilt Vertical Baler for your organization today. Our customer representatives are happy to answer any of your questions. Call (800) 523-3654 or click here to send us an email.
The Compact, Yet Powerful 420HD Series Baler
If you have a small to mid-sized facility, we have the baler for you.
We have a baler solution to fit your needs and facility size, no matter how large or small! PTR recycling baler models 324HD, 360HD and 420HD are great options for those with less space to work with. Here are the bale width for each model:
- Model 324HD (24″)
- Model 360HD (36”)
- *NEW* Model 420HD (42”)
BALER SPOTLIGHT: THE 420HD
The 420HD is a compact, yet powerful machine has been specifically engineered for applications with limited space or budget. The 420HD Series has all of the key safety features that make PTR the leader in the vertical baler industry. Easily, quickly and safely bale cardboard, plastic P.E.T. bottles, aluminum cans, paper and more. What was once waste is now valuable recycling commodity for your organization, creating a new revenue stream.
This model provides the heaviest bale out of the 3 models- 200 – 400 Lbs, while still fitting easily in a compact space.
This Vertical Downstroke Baler Model is ideal for:
- Retail Chains
Regardless of the size of your operation, a PTR recycling baler can help you stay on track with your sustainability goals. A recycling baler keeps floor space clear of debris – this make your facility safer for your backroom employees and allows you to maximize the space you have. Below is a quick snapshot of the specs for the 420HD:
Recycle Right, Right Now
Being eco-conscious is increasingly important for businesses and consumers alike. There are many small things we can do that make a big difference. Recycling is arguably the easiest and hopefully, you’re already doing it at home. But, what are your company’s sustainability practices?
Effective waste management can make or break corporate sustainability goals. Organizations must be focused on their landfill contributions and carbon footprint. Less waste equates to fewer trucks hauling waste to landfills, and in turn less pollution-causing emissions. It also results in major savings for your company, since your transport fees will decrease.
Implementing sustainability policies is essential, and utilizing a recycling baler plays a significant role. Recycling Balers divert an array of materials including cardboard, newspaper, paper cartons, aluminum cans, electronic waste, plastics, textiles and more. You’ll see an overall waste reduction and lower your carbon footprint, all the while creating a healthier internal environment. Not to mention, it creates an additional revenue stream by turning what was once trash into valuable recyclable commodities.
In the United States, the vast majority of products are shipped in corrugated packaging. Recycling materials such as cardboard is key in resource conservation. Incredibly, recycling just one ton of cardboard saves about 46 gallons of oil. It’s estimated that the amount of cardboard disposed of each year is equal to the amount of energy needed to heat 5o million homes for 20 years- a truly mind-blowing fact!
And, when you’re running your air conditioning during these hot summer days, consider this: recycling 6 aluminum cans equates to 1 hour of running an air conditioner.
Remember, recycling correctly is critical. Recycle thoughtfully, whether you’re at work or at home.
At PTR, it’s always been our mission to help organizations go greener and meet their sustainability goals. When you invest in a PTR baler or compactor, you invest in a healthier world. Ready to start reaching new sustainability goals at your company? Contact PTR today.