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Ada Smith
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Now i have some waste wood, and learnt from the web that wood pellets can be made for sale. I'd like to make 1 ton everyday.
Anyone who have a good suggestion? for example, what machines do i need? or can suggest me a reliable manufacturer. Thanks!
 
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Did you look on E-bay? Yes, on-line sales have even reached the world of industrial process equipment. And if you buy a less expensive model with some hours on it, it will be a small investment to see if you can set up a manufacturing process to make what you want.

However, not all feed material that you pour into a pellet press will form satisfactory pellets. It has to have some sort of binder in it that will cause all the solid particles to stick together when they are put under pressure. Some natural materials have enough sticky material in them to do so, but if they don't you can always add something like paraffin wax.

The first experiment you would have to do is to take your feed stock and put it in a press (recording the time and temperature it was under pressure) and see how much pressure it takes to make a pellet. That's the first spec you need for your machine. If time, temperature, and pressure are all high values, then the next experiment is to see what kind of binders you can add to reduce the values to something that is feasible for your process.

That's my suggestion for how to get started, now happy shopping.
 
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Do you have tree branches or wood chips? If you have tree branches, you might need a wood crusher, pellet machine, dryer, cooler or even a packing machine.
If you have wood chips, use a hammer mill instead of the wood crusher.
I just learnt a lot from this website: http://www.bestpelletmachine.com/
Hope it will help you
 
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Elissa Woo wrote:Do you have tree branches or wood chips? If you have tree branches, you might need a wood crusher, pellet machine, dryer, cooler or even a packing machine.
If you have wood chips, use a hammer mill instead of the wood crusher.
I just learnt a lot from this website: http://www.bestpelletmachine.com/
Hope it will help you

Thanks! I have seen this website and sent them an email. It seems they are trustable
 
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Elissa Woo wrote:Do you have tree branches or wood chips? If you have tree branches, you might need a wood crusher, pellet machine, dryer, cooler or even a packing machine.
If you have wood chips, use a hammer mill instead of the wood crusher.
I just learnt a lot from this website: http://www.bestpelletmachine.com/
Hope it will help you

Thank you
 
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John Elliott wrote:Did you look on E-bay? Yes, on-line sales have even reached the world of industrial process equipment. And if you buy a less expensive model with some hours on it, it will be a small investment to see if you can set up a manufacturing process to make what you want.

However, not all feed material that you pour into a pellet press will form satisfactory pellets. It has to have some sort of binder in it that will cause all the solid particles to stick together when they are put under pressure. Some natural materials have enough sticky material in them to do so, but if they don't you can always add something like paraffin wax.

The first experiment you would have to do is to take your feed stock and put it in a press (recording the time and temperature it was under pressure) and see how much pressure it takes to make a pellet. That's the first spec you need for your machine. If time, temperature, and pressure are all high values, then the next experiment is to see what kind of binders you can add to reduce the values to something that is feasible for your process.

That's my suggestion for how to get started, now happy shopping.

Thanks a lot friend
 
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Ada Smith wrote:Now i have some waste wood, and learnt from the web that wood pellets can be made for sale. I'd like to make 1 ton everyday.
Anyone who have a good suggestion? for example, what machines do i need? or can suggest me a reliable manufacturer. Thanks!

Hi, This is Catherine from Shandong Double Crane Machinery Manufacture Co.,Ltd. We are the professional manufacturer of wood pellet machine.
Could you tell me the following:
1. what is the size of the waste wood?
2. what capacity do you want for an hour?
Please contact catherine@sdshuanghe.com for more details.
 
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Ada Smith wrote:Now i have some waste wood, and learnt from the web that wood pellets can be made for sale. I'd like to make 1 ton everyday.
Anyone who have a good suggestion? for example, what machines do i need? or can suggest me a reliable manufacturer. Thanks!

The general process of wood pellet production line is as follows:
1. wood chipper---to crush the large wood into small wood chips.
2. hammer mill--to crush the wood chips into powder.
3. wood pellet machine--to make wood pellets.
We have several kinds of wood pellet machine for your choice: vertical ring die pellet mill, MXLH 470 wood pellet mill, MZLH 420 wood pellet mill,
flat die pellet mill. For more information, please contact catherine@sdshuanghe.com and our website is http://www.shpelletmill.com
 
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Elissa Woo wrote:Do you have tree branches or wood chips? If you have tree branches, you might need a wood crusher, pellet machine, dryer, cooler or even a packing machine.
If you have wood chips, use a hammer mill instead of the wood crusher.
I just learnt a lot from this website: http://www.bestpelletmachine.com/
Hope it will help you

That is a fabulous website. I also recommend one very useful website: http://www.shpelletmill.

http://pelletmills.en.alibaba.com/
 
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On this page, there is a comprehensive free download of the entire pelleting process:
The Pelleting Process

 
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I looked into everything related to wood pellets a couple years ago. your feedstock has to be good and you have to dry it properly before pelletizing. The heat of the pelletizing process makes the little wood turds hold together all by themselves. From what I saw, unless you were processing semi loads of wood dust per day you weren't getting ahead in the pellet making game. milling, drying, pelletizing, bagging and moving pallets of pellets takes a lot of overhead. I buy 3 pallets per year for a pellet stove I have, they are about 225 for 40-50 lb bags so 225 per ton retail before everyone involved takes their cut.
 
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