Before being added to the mixer the rubber may need to be cut into
small pieces on a bale cutter or guillotine.These are usually down stroking machines, which should be securely fenced with interlocking access gates. Feed
openings/tunnels should also meet safety reach
distances.The standard bale cutter is designed for 33.3kg bales.
These are by far the most common machine but some
of the larger old type shown below may still be in use.
The standard 33.3kg bale can be fed directly into most
larger rubber mixers but this small bale cutter is
required to get the correct weight for the compound recipe.