Medium capacity recycling balers are semi-automatic, with some operator assistance required.
These balers are fed by either feed conveyors or bobcat / forklift loaders, and bale tying is done manually.
Capabilities range from 1 to 5 tons per hour.
Most medium capacity balers are horizontal, and often referred to as closed door balers.
There are also two models of conveyor fed vertical balers made by Harmony Enterprises.
These balers can handle most materials, including cardboard, paper, plastic and metals.