Wood Pelleter Machine
Small scale pellet producers such as households and farms, usually prefer to use small wood pelleter for making homemade pellets. The raw materials can be wood wastes, biomass materials or any other combustible materials that can be milled into energy pellets for heating, cooking and various other purposes. If you see a wood pelleter machine and would like to make a purchase, there are few factors you should consider before making a choice. These factors are discussed in this article.
Factors to Consider When Buying Wood Pelleter Machine
Wood pellet Production capacity
Pelleter, pelletizer, pelleting machine or pellet mills can be classified into two in terms of pellet formation.
- Ring Die Pellet Press: This is usually used by large scale producers especially commercial entities
- Flat Die Pellet Press: Common choice with small-scale producers mainly due to its simple design, light weight and easy operation.
Flat Die Biomass Pelletizer Application: Small to medium biomass pellet prodcution; Small wood pelletizing business;
Ring Die Pelletizer Application: Medium to large wood/sawdust pellet production; Large commercial pelleting process.
The choice between the two depends on whether your needs are large or small scale.
It is important to know the capacity you need in order to make a sensible purchase. It would be a waste to buy a pelleter machine with more capacity than you actually need due to the additional power and maintenance required. It is advisable to do a calculation of your daily use to determine the capacity requirements and then decide which is most suitable for you. Most wood pelleters for sale in the market today range from 30 to 50 kglhour to 2000 to 3000 kglhour and if you are unable to determine the capacity you consume, you can consult with an GFIQIFIGGT.
Feedstock and Pellet Durability
The quality and durability of the pellets is dependent on the feedstock and the quality of the mill. This means that the retention time of raw materials which is determined by the thickness of the die and the drilling holes is of utmost importance since durability is in turn dependent on it. Therefore, before making a purchase, it is necessary to find out the properties of the feedstock and the die characteristics such as effective thickness, total thickness, diameter, counter-bore depth , inlet angle and inlet diameter.
The power output of a pelleter machine is measured in horsepower. The more the horsepower, the more fuel required and the more the operating costs. To form a pellet, the ingredients and quality required are what determine the amount of power to be consumed. Mills can be powered by either diesel or gasoline engines and sometimes even electric motors. Therefore you should make your buy decision after factoring out your capacity requirements and power conditions.
Product mix- Both Required Pellet Diameter and Length
The pellets produced are used to fuel various appliances such as boilers, furnaces and wood stoves. Therefore, the diameter and length of the final wood pellets is dependent on the appliance in use. The standard diameters of die holes in most mills are 6mm and 8mm respectively but this can be customized in consultation with the manufacturer. The length is user determined since the cutter can be adjusted.
In conclusion, if you see a wood pelleter that you would like to purchase, then above guide can be used to help you make a wise decision.