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60" Vertical Baler

Large bale loads are no problem for this baler.  The 'memory' or bounce-back of foam, plastics and other materials is easily handled with this workhorse of a baler.  This baler leaves a high-density bale ready for recycling or sale of reusable materials.

Foam, Film, Fiber Baler

                         60V-15FM - FOAM, FILM, FIBER BALER

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This Specialty Baler is ideal for applications involving the baling of Foam, Film, Fiber & Carpet Salvage.

This baler is ideal for:

  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Shopping Centers
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Hotels / Motels
  • Military Bases
  • Recycling Centers
  • Transfer Stations
  • Many other types of Industrial / Commercial Applications

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The Foam / Film / Fiber Balers (or 'High Memory' Material Balers) have many important design features
that separate them from other standard or multi-use balers.

  • Bale weights are heavier which means lower hauling costs and better transport efficiencies.
  • When compared to a standard baler or even a high density baler that is trying to bale Foam, Fiber or Film, these High Memory specialty balers can produce a heavier, denser bale of foam, film, fiber or carpet salvage in about one-fourth or even one-fifth the time of the standard baler.
  • The High Memory Material Balers use a longer cylinder and stroke so that more air is forced out from the foam, film or fiber as the material is compressed. Thus, the longer stroke provides bale densities that are much higher.
  • As the Film, Fiber, Foam is compressed there is 'memory' and retention factors that must be addressed which cannot be handled properly with a standard baler (such as a cardboard baler). Special retention dogs (in conjunction with other unique features) help to overcome these critical elements.
  • The High Memory Material Balers also have special sheering capabilities not found on standard balers. Integrated in these balers is a specially designed 'Sharks teeth' component that serves as both a sheering mechanism and a serrated knife that rips through the foam, film and fiber.
  • Special design considerations help keep the material from becoming wedged or trapped in the baler (which could otherwise cause jamming).
  • In-feed openings are larger than the size of the typical baler openings. Oftentimes the smaller in-feed openings mean that a shredder must be added to the baling system in order to reduce the size of the (material) particulates being baled.
  • The High Memory Material Balers are also designed with a tapered chamber area (which is different from the standard taper) so that the bales are released with more ease. This modified taper is another feature that sets these specialty balers apart from the typical baler.
  • In addition to the above overview, there are many other differences in the design that separate these Specialty Vertical balers from other balers (some of which are proprietary features).

For Foam Recycling, Film Recycling, Fiber Recycling and processing Carpet Salvage, these specialty 'High Memory Balers, are an excellent choice.  In order to be effective on this class of high memory materials, the design and functionality is significantly different than that of the multi-use balers, standard balers or even the high density balers.

Foam, Film, Fiber Balers can:

  • Reduce waste disposal costs (since the material is removed from waste stream) 
  • Reduce labor costs associated with the handling of this material during disposal.
  • Generate revenues from the sale of the recycled materials.
  • Streamline overall waste processing operations.
  • Help with the reduction of fire hazards  (due to accumulation of materials)
  • Help improve workplace safety and neatness.


Foam Film Fiber Balers - Performance Information

Bale Size              60V-15FM-BS

30” x  48” x  60”

Bale Volume         60V-15FM-BV

50 Cubic Feet

Cycle Time           60V-15FM-CT

52 Seconds (No Load)

Estimated Bale Weights


Bale Weight

Density Lbs/Cu Ft – Loose/Baled

Bales / Hr

Carpet Salvage

Up to 825 lbs.

4 /17


Carpet Rebond Foam

Up to 750 lbs.

2 / 22


Polyethylene Film Scrap

Up to 700 lbs.

2 / 20


Polyethylene Foam

Up to 700 lbs

1.75 / 5


Corrugated Cardboard
Up to 1,100 lbs.
2.5 / 24


Shredded ONP
Up to 1200 lbs.
2 / 26
2 to 3


Foam Film Fiber Balers - Hydraulics

Main Pumps                    60V-15FM-MP

9.6 GPM @ 1,800 RPM Fixed Volume Vane

System Pressure           60V-15FM-SP

2600 PSI Maximum

Main Cylinder                 60V-15FM-MC

6” Bore, 3.5” Rod,  52” Stroke

Ram Face Pressure      60V-15FM-FP

45.26 PSI

Overall Platen Force      60V-15FM-PF

73,502 Lbs

Oil Reservoir                  60V-15FM-OR

23 Gallon Capacity

Hydraulic Manifold          60V-15FM-HM

D05 Pattern, Internal Relief Valve Subplate Circuit

Foam Film Fiber Balers - Electrical

Main Motor                     60V-15FM-MM

15 HP  -  208/230/460v – 3 Phase

Enclosure                       60V-15FM-EN

NEMA 12 - Rated

Controls                          60V-15FM-CL

UL / CUL Listed

Motor Type                     60V-15FM-MT

TEFC High Efficiency


Foam Film Fiber Balers - Dimensions & Structural

Overall Height                    60V-15FM-H


Overall Width                     60V-15FM-W


Overall Depth                     60V-15FM-D


Depth with Door Open       60V-15FM-DO


Frame Design                    60V-15FM-FD

10” Channel Side Rails  - 12” Channel Headers

3” x 3” Tube Steel Discharge Door Supports

Solid Door Charge

8 Pieces of 4” Channel in Sub Floor

Feed Opening                    60V-15FM-FO

27” x 60”   Charge Dimensions 23” x 60”

Weight                                60V-15FM-WT

5,000 lbs


Other Features of the High Memory Material Balers


UL Listed (see Electrical above);  Meets / Exceeds ANSI Z245.5 & OSHA Standards
60V-15FM NEMA 12
60V-15FM Bale Height Adjustable
60V-15FM Safety Interlock Circuit on Bale Door & Safety Gate
60V-15FM Counterbalanced Feed Door for Easy Open
60V-15FM 3 – 6” Retainer Bale Dogs Front and Back


Soft Shift, Low Shock Hydraulic Circuit
60V-15FM Dual Chain Semi-Automatic Bale Ejection System
60V-15FM Spring Doors
60V-15FM Platen Roller Guides
60V-15FM Sharks Teeth
60V-15FM Special Design for High Memory Materials
60V-15FM Factory Wired for Easy Installation


Other Options of the Foam Film Fiber Vertical Balers

Option Number



Slotted Discharge Door


Single Phase Motor   (Only available on 10 HP Balers)


Front Load – Rear Eject


Oil Heater


Special Voltage – 575V




Drum Crusher


Heavy Duty Package (Beefed up Frame etc)


60" Foam Film Fiber Baler Diagram    -   60V-15FM

A = 68"         B = 80"        C = 54"        D = 108"        E = 147"        F = 45"        G = 102"        H = 76"        I = 54"

Foam, Film, Fiber Baler Diagram


Note: Specifications, Dimensions & other product details may vary slightly upon delivery due to continuous product progressions and improvement. If exactness is required on any item(s), confirm in writing before ordering. In our efforts to provide products with the most up to date engineering and design, we reserve the right to change specifications, dimensions and other product details without notice.

Performance may vary depending upon application.

Products must be installed and operated according to required standards, codes, regulations and safety procedures.

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