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      Presses for draining, separating and compacting filled packages and containers

      With WEIMA recycling draining presses you can empty beverage containers, PET bottles, milk cartons, cans, TetraPaks and much more – quickly, efficiently, cleanly and fully automatically.

      The empty containers compacted into discs can be easily recycled. The extracted liquid can be reused or disposed of properly.

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      Compacting of PET bottles with PUEHLER pressDrinking bags made of plastic drained and pressedDrained and compressed aluminium beer drink cans
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      Simple draining and disposal of containers, cans and other packaging

      Learn more about draining technology made by WEIMA in Germany.

      WEIMA packaging presses, can presses, recycling presses and beverage drainers of the PUEHLER series reduce the waste volume and the disposal costs for liquids.

      In the following you will find some example applications of our customers and material compacts in a before/after comparison:


      Did you know?
      With dewatering and subsequent compaction, cans can be compressed by up to 90 %.


      Advantages of using the PUEHLER draining presses

      1. High compaction, separation and draining of the products in one step
      2. Destruction of the deposit seal
      3. Saving expensive disposal costs
      4. Maximum recovery of the material
      5. Personnel optimization through fully automatic pressing processes
      6. Low maintenance and low-wear press technology
      7. Resistant to impurities
      8. Flexible use and integration into existing systems
      9. Fully automatic cleaning
      10. Individual adaptation to customer needs

      Aluminium beverage can draining at the Oettinger Brewery

      Draining and subsequent pressing of returnable cans destroys the deposit seal. This ensures that the cans can be devaluated and further prevents misuse.


      "The compacted products can be handed over to recycling companies. In this way, customers can save on expensive disposal costs."

      Tim Nöckel
      Sales Manager at WEIMA | PUEHLER division


      Sustainable and efficient: can emptying and pressing

      One of the most innovative ideas of our society is the food can, which makes our food last longer and protects it from premature perishing. Due to its recycling potential, the metal can is a particularly timely form of packaging.

      With WEIMA machines of the PUEHLER series, you can dewater and compress all types of filled or unfilled tin metal packaging in the form of aluminium and tin cans in the shortest possible time. We cover a wide variety of sizes and shapes.

      In addition to the classic 330 ml beverage cans (of course also sleek can), WEIMA can presses can also easily dewater and compress 250 ml, 500 ml, resealable 485 ml, or whole 1 and 5 liter barrels – all in just one process step. Hydraulic presses from WEIMA can be loaded with individual aluminium cans or even whole trays.

      Cylindrical cans made of steel or tinplate with seamed lids, which are used as food preserves and can be stacked can easily be drained and compressed with PUEHLER machinery. Even including for variants with or without SRP tear-off lids in a wide range of dimensions.

      Overview of types of cans that can be drained with PUEHLER machines

      Wide range of applications for draining and compressing cans


      Durable machine technology – even with foreign materials

      Impurities such as swing tops, labels, broken glass or stones are simply pressed with the hydraulic drainage presses of the Recycling series from WEIMA.


      Draining at high speed

      Regarding the protection of the environment, efficient dewatering is gaining more and more importance worldwide. With the PUEHLER E.200 machine, plastic bags with aluminum coating filled with fruit juice can be easily and quickly drained and compressed.


      See for yourself

      We are happy to offer you the possibility to simulate your application in our facilities as realistically as possible. You have the possibility to send us your material or visit us directly in Abstatt.

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      Garbage bag and compressed packaging in side-by-side comparison

      Plastic packaging before and after compressing