ABB GRID AUTOMATION PRODUCTS (ABB GA PRODUCTS) IN VÄSTERÅS, SWEDEN, A DIVISION OF THE ABB GROUP , employs 200 people. ABB GA Products is developing and manufacturing Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and its Relion® series offers a wide range of products for the protection, control, measurement and supervision of power systems; generation, transmission and sub-transmission of electrical energy.
Kaspar Müül, Production Development Engineer, tells us about the recent investment in the ORWAK POWER baler 3420 for cardboard compaction:
“The main reason for choosing this particular machine was the low sound emission”.
Silent production facility
The production environment is very quiet and it is an important requirement for the selection of new equipment that it contributes to preserve this condition. The baler is strategically located in the production facility close to the assembly lines, where lots of components are unpacked.
Before the investment, the cardboard waste was cut into smaller pieces and removed manually from the production area.
The POWER baler has brought about a significant change. There is no more cutting and folding, which has reduced the risks for injuries when working with knives.
With the baler installed, ABB GA Products produces one or two 400 kg bales per week and the business benefits from increased productivity thanks to less time spent on waste handling. Mr Müül comments:
“Safety is an important aspect and the baler contributes to a safer working environment”.
rewarded The employee Jani Uutela had worked at ABB GA Products for almost a year when he brought up the initiative to invest in a baler. He was well aware of the advantages of baling material and had positive experience with