PTR Baler Introduces Fingerprint Verification

PTR Bioloc 3000 designed to restrict access to baling equipment.

January 3, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Paper

PTR Baler & Compactor, Philadelphia, has introduced its Bioloc 3000, a biometric tool designed to restrict compactor or baler operation to authorized users.

According to PTR, the Bioloc 3000 “is an intelligent compliance tool that reduces loss associated with shrinkage and potential OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) violations.” It can be installed on new or existing machines and is fully integrated, meaning no additional external power is needed.

The Bioloc 3000 eliminates the need for keyed operation, PTR says. Up to 10 administrators and 2,000 users can be programmed. Fingerprint files can be copied from one unit to another when replaced, eliminating the need to re-enroll users.

The company says the tool helps in enforcing corporate policies by not permitting operation of compactors and balers by unauthorized users and minors, helping companies avoid OSHA fines for lapses in training and procedures.

Options include a safety alarm, compactor door lock, baler gate lock, adjustable timer, outdoor package, cold weather package and auditing solutions.

More information is available here.