Touchscreen simplifies baler operation.

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Pathfinder(TM) uses graphics to guide operators through set-up, system monitoring, trouble shooting, and product changeover. Touchscreen allows operators to set up control of conveyor, tier, fluffer, and bale length. It also monitors baler input and output, provides data collection, and reports bale count. Diagnostic feature pinpoints jams or other malfunctions on computerized cross-section of baler. Pathfinder is available with color or black and white screens.

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Touch Screen Simplifies Baler Operation

(Bellevue, Ohio) - The Pathfinder(TM) touch screen from American Baler Company allows operators to easily program baler operation - increasing machine productivity and operator safety. The Pathfinder features a touch screen with user-friendly graphics that guides operators through set-up, system monitoring, trouble shooting and product changeover. The touch screen allows operators to quickly set up baler operations including control of the conveyor, tier, fluffer and bale length. The Pathfinder also monitors input and output of the baler, provides data collection, and reports bale count. A diagnostic feature allows operators to pinpoint a jam or other malfunction on a computerized cross-section of the baler. Pathfinder screens are available in color or black and white.

The Pathfinder computer interface is available on all American Baler horizontal auto-tie models. These models feature hydraulic controls that fully automate the baler-tying function. Auto-tie models minimize wire usage through its unique simultaneous twist and cut action.


American Baler has manufactured over 70,000 balers - most of them in custom designed to meet the system requirements of a variety of applications. Users of balers include manufacturers of plastic, paper, boxboard, textiles, metals and other materials, as well as recycling facilities. The company sells its products through a national sales staff and extensive dealer network. For more information about American Baler's products, see their web site at

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