For baling fine materials like RDF (refuse derived fuel) and SRF, as well as compost and saw dust, the Hi-X compactor is ideal due to innovative technology and robust materials.

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The Orkel Hi-X compactor is able to bale a wide variety of bulk or chopped materials. Our compactors are used to bale more than 25 different materials, and still expanding to new areas of use.

Why should we bale the waste?

Ever-expanding landfills and an unsustainable waste management strategy is harmful in many ways to a community. The deterioration of waste produces gases which alone can harm human health and the quality of the surrounding environment. Furthermore, the risk of toxic runoff is considerable. Landfills may also contribute to landscape changes, possibly resulting in loss of vital habitats. 

Bales are user friendly as they allow seamless handling and transport, providing organized waste management. Furthermore, storing waste in bales instead of in open containers assures that no waste is lost during prolonged storage, and removes the possibility of toxic runoff and hazardous gases as the bales limit oxygen supply.

Moreover, baling waste with high density will reduce the total volume of waste, lowering the required storage space



The Orkel Hi-X compactor is a further development and improvement of our best compactors. The unique design of technical details like auto greasing of all bushings and auto oiling of chains, makes the compactor exceptionally durable. The results are low maintenance and life cycle costs, which gives major advantages for your production.


Our knowledgeable and experienced technical consultants are situated all over the world. We provide 24-hour help all year round, regarding any technical issue or questions.

Hi-X touch control system

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The Hi-X control system is the new generation of electronics and control units. Together with a new hydraulic system with proportional valves, it gives you major advantages.

  • Easy to use
    Intuitive pictures and touch screen makes it easy to understand and run the machine. The symbols and pictures overcome language barriers and give few potential operator errors. Wide viewing angles and high brightness offer good readability also in direct sunlight.
  • Better control
    As the machine runs automatically you can at all times see what is going on. You may choose to control and adjust it for your specific needs, as all functions can be controlled from the display.
  • Optimize the processes
    The machine comes with several programs as factory presets for different materials. In addition you can make your own adjustments and save them as different baling programs. E.g. You may store one set of setting for baling a wet material, and one for the material when dry. The better control enables optimization of settings and therefore higher efficiency.
  • Robust and reliable
    The electronics hardware is developed by EPEC Finland, for heavy industries like mining and forestry, and is reliable in any condition. In a tight aluminum housing the screen is waterproof, totally dust tight and endures cold, heat, vibration, moisture and impacts.



Orkel takes great pride in offering highly customized machines tailor made to meet every specific need. We facilitate the adaption to your existing production line and offer completely integrated solutions that fit seamlessly into your existing facilities, conveyor belts, safety systems, etc. Varieties like different feeding tables and mobile or stationary versions are among the many customizations we make to optimize the Compactor for our customers.

Wide film Wrapping

To achieve the best possible bales it is vital not to compromise regarding packaging. Orkel Compactors do the wrapping in two processes. Initially, the bales are wrapped in wide film to allow the bales to maintain their shape and density. An air pressure cleaning system ensures high quality operation at all times as well as simplifies maintenance. Finally, the bale is wrapped in stretch-film. A predefined number of layers of film seals the material in a compact bale on the wrapping table, maximizing the storage and handling potential.

Orkel recommend our own branded polyethylene plastic film that comes in a variety of dimensions and models, developed by a leading global producer.





Jarl Gjønnes


phone+47 902 09 915

+47 902 09 915

Peder Kvendset

Sales Director

phone+47 906 73 755

+47 906 73 755

Linda Coucheron

Marketing Coordinator

phone+47 478 28 812

+47 478 28 812

Michael de Lima Ribeiro

Regional Sales Manager

phone+47 967 46 292

+47 967 46 292

Joanne Lee

Business Dev. Manager

phone+47 454 77 321

+47 454 77 321
+47 454 77 321

Miriam Gjønnes Karterud

Regional Sales and Sustainability Manager

phone+47 907 36 245

Orkel PowerPack PP550

Efficient, flexible and reliable drive and operation of your compactor: Orkel PowerPack PP550

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Wrapping film

To achieve the best possible bales it is vital not to compromise regarding packaging. We recommend our Orkel  polyethylene plastic film which comes in a variety of dimensions and models, developed by a leading global producer. Read more about our film.


Bale handling equipment

Specialized tools for lifting and opening bales efficiently.

The Hi-X compactor is operated using hydraulics, with power being supplied by either a tractor or an electric motor (Powerpack PP55).



Required power: >55 kW electrical motor or >120 HP tractor
PTO speed: 850 RPM
Total weight: 9 850 kg - 11 160 kg
Capacity: Up to 60 bales/hour
Bale volume: 1,25 m3
Bale diameter: 115 cm
Bale width: 120 cm
Bale weight: 300–1200 kg



Additional features

  • Automatic overlap control
    A speed control system makes the wrapper wrap correctly even if one film roll is empty.
  • Remotely controlled manual operation of film system
    When you change the wide film you can stand on top of the machine and control the film system, without bringing the control unit.
  • Analogue ultrasonic sensor in feeding table – the trigger distance can easily be adjusted using the display
  • Onboard 24Vdc power supply system
    - More reliable and not affected by different tractor types
    - Easier setup – no cable to connect from the tractor
    - More compatible with other systems
  • A temperature monitoring system which adjusts based on oil type used
  • Automatic net/film brake
  • Opening and closing of the chamber runs smoother – with end attenuation
  • Elevator overfeed protection system
  • Elevator variable speed control with ramp-down

Technical details

  • Resolution: wvga 800 x 480 pixels
  • Touch screen: resistive
  • Processor: ARM cortex a9 dual core
  • Operating system: linux
  • Protection class: IP66
  • Operating temperature: -30 to +70°C
  • Wide viewing angles and bright display panel (800 nits) with excellent sunlight readability
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • High colors
  • High-end graphics
  • Automatic display backlight control
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