Recycling non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium and precious metals usually involve several steps, including sorting, baling, shearing, and melting. Non-ferrous metal balers are needed to complete the process of baling or compacting the non-ferrous metals into large blocks or bales. Baling the non-ferrous metals make them easier to handle and transport.
Recycling ferrous metals, whether the materials are industrial scrap or are collected from other sources, will require balers that make the materials marketable and can help you turn a profit. Since ferrous materials tend to have a lower value than non-ferrous material, a significant mass is required to yield a reasonable return. Your best option for high volume is to compress the mass into the smallest possible units to make transport possible.