Vision Engineering approached KK Balers for a solution to their excess of cardboard waste. They manufacture unique ergonomic stereo microscopes, digital inspection and non-contact measuring systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide useVision Engineering’shigh-quality systems for a wide range of magnification, inspection and measurement applications in industrial, materials and life science markets. Renowned for pioneering optical design, Vision Engineering’s microscope and metrology systems perform to the highest standards.

Pleased to work with a reputable company KK responded to Vision’s enquiry by supplying them with a KK 15 Baler which was the most suitable sized baler to deal with the cardboard waste turnaround. A KK Mini Baler was also supplied to Vision on a trial basis however it wasn’t large enough to cope with the waste turnaround and the KK 15 proved to be the most effective machine for their cardboard recycling. The KK 15 is a mid-range baler suited to companies generating around a tonne of card or plastic per week. What has been particularly useful is the large loading aperture with side opening door, enabling bigger boxes to be thrown in without having to break them down.

Another feature that helped Vision complete their decision for a KK 15 was the ease the use of the baler.The KK15 is fitted with an auto-eject mechanism, making light work of bale ejection onto a pallet for removal by pallet truck or forklift. There were a number of staff, men and women, trained to use the baler upon installation who found it straightforward and very efficient to use.

The improvements the baler has made to the company has not only been environmental but also it has improved their warehouse production by giving them a systematic way to deal with their cardboard waste. Before the installation of the KK 15 the company were using skips to dispose of the waste, they are now saving money on the collection and disposal of the skips which has been another great advantage ofutilisingthe baler.

Steve Mead, Vision Engineering’s Manufacturing Director, spoke with KK with the purpose of improving their waste recycling and environmental footprint however wasn’t sure what would be the best machinery for this, or the best process to improve that part of the business. KK where able to provide them with a couple of options on a trial basis to see what worked best for them and as one of the leaders in the industry. “We found it incredibly beneficial to have the machinery onsite without the full commitment to the purchase. It gave us the chance to see how it would work within our warehouse, and seeing the difference in the machines, the speed and ease of use after a week it became clear to us which machine we would like to buy.”

Steve was also very pleased with the service KK provided them. “They were quick to deliver and collect the machines on site, training provided was fantastic and after dealing with KK from start to finish I was very pleased and eager to get our baler into practice. The results have been impressive.”


Man standing by cardboard baler