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Small Miscanthus Pellet Plant Mill Press Machine

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Published on Mar 27, 2012

http://www.pelheat.com/free_pellet_ma...

The video starts with the external operation where large miscanthus bales are reduced in size. A standard bale chopper is used, this chopped miscanthus is then collected by a bucket loader. The bucket loader places the chopped miscanthus into a hopper with a large trough auger in the base. This auger then feeds the hammer mill at a slow constant rate to provide consistent load on the motor and reduce blockages. After the hammer mill the milled miscanthus will be in particles below 8mm. The miscanthus can then be mixed with a small amount of modified cornstarch if required to improve pellet binding. A vertical auger now transports the material to the top of the pellet press. This is a 22kw pellet mill using a horizontal ring die design. In the pellet machine the miscanthus is mixed and variable amounts of water and vegetable oil can be added to improve the compression within the pellet mill die. The pellet mill can achieve up to 400 kgs per hour of miscanthus pellets, and a similar productivity for other grass biomass materials. After the pellet press the pellets are sieved for fines and then transported via a cooling conveyor. The conveyor deposits the miscanthus pellets into a bucket elevator to be placed into a large storage silo.

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