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1. (WO2018044498) FINGER BALER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044498    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/045315
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 04 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A01F 15/07
A01F 15/14
B30B 9/30
B30B 15/00
Applicants: CHAN, Chung Wah
PEREZ, Ricardo J.
Inventors: CHAN, Chung Wah
PEREZ, Ricardo J.
Disclosed are embodiments of a system and method for baling recyclable materials and managing the baling of recyclable materials. The apparatus for baling includes a finger baler for continuous compressing and baling recyclable materials, a scale, label printer, and a processor. Certain embodiments further comprise at least one digital camera, RFID dispenser, and internet connection that allows the processor to transmit collected data to a remote database for further analysis. The disclosed method for baling recyclable materials comprising the steps of continuously adding and compressing materials; forming a completed bale; weighing the bale automatically using a digital scale operably connected to the processor; recording the bale weight automatically; and printing a label. Additionally, the method may comprise inputting information and/or automatically recording data, and/or automatically transmitting the data associated with a bale to a remote database.