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- Registration Year : 2004
- Registered Capital : $1.4Million
- Factory Landing Size: 40000㎡
- Employees :350
- Senior Engineers: 10
- MechanicalDesigners: 16
- Technical Engineer: 20
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Taichang specialize in pellet machine manufacturing. We ensure implementing innovation in product development and manufacturing of quality pellet making machine.
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How to Make Wood Pellets?
To make wood pellets at home, you will need a wood pellet mill. There are a few options to choose from. You can buy a ring die pellet mill or a flat die pellet mill. The latter is by far the most preferred type for home use – it is a smaller-scale machine that is ideal for making smaller quantities of wood chips.
It tends to be small in volume and lightweight. Often, it will have wheels that allow you to drag it wherever it needs to go. They also cost much less than ring die pellet mills, so these are the type you should look for if you want to make your own wood pellets at home.
What to Look for in a Pellet Mill Flat Die Machine?
There are a few things you will need to look for when shopping for a pellet mill.
First, what kind of drive motor do you have access to? A wood pellet maker can have several different drive types, including an electric motor, gasoline, PTO, and diesel engine-driven operation.
Electric motors tend to be the most popular since electricity is available everywhere. Plus, you won’t have to add oil. However, if you’re trying to make wood pellets beside your stacks of raw materials or in remote locations on your property, connecting to your electric supply might not be the most convenient.
Therefore, you may want to choose a diesel option. These are a bit more convenient – unless you have a tractor or other type of agricultural machinery. If you have access to this sort of machinery, then a PTO pellet mill can be the most economical choice since you already have the machinery you need.
The average wood pellet machine price for a flat die is around $1000 to $2000, depending on the specifications of your machine. While that might seem like a lot, it’s worth the cost if you find yourself making lots of wood pellets on a regular basis.
What Equipment Do You Need In Addition to a Pellet Mill?
While the pellet mill is the most important piece of machinery you need to make your own wood pellets, you also need a few other materials and tools too.
The first is your raw materials. Obviously, you aren’t going to be able to make your own wood pellets if you don’t have the wood!
You can use any kind of wood matter, including wood chips, sawdust, or logs. For a small batch of pellets, you’ll need eight to ten logs or four buckets of sawdust.
Your raw materials should be no larger than the holes on your flat die machine, but you can always use a wood chipper to get them down to size.
Generally, this is between three and five millimeters, but it can vary depending on the type and size of the machine you have. A wood chipper can help you get the raw materials to the right size for making pellets – more on this below.
What is a chipper? It is simply a machine that processes raw material, like large logs and branches, into smaller, workable chips. This can help get your raw materials down to the right size.
There are several types of wood chippers you can use in wood pellet manufacturing, including drum chippers, disk chippers, and more. However, drum chippers tend to be best for the wood pelletizing process, especially if you are working with smaller wood logs.
Rotary Dryers vs. Flash Dryers
You will also need to make sure the moisture content of these raw materials is appropriate. Typically, you will want a moisture content that is between 10 and 18%.
If the moisture content isn’t up to snuff, you will need to use either rotary drum dryers or flash dryers to remove the water. For smaller-sized raw materials, a flash dryer is appropriate. For larger pieces, a rotary dryer is ideal.
The rotary dryer working principle is this – the materials go into one side of the dryer and come out the other side, as you can see in the rotary dryer diagram below. The biomass materials with higher water content are fed into the rotary cylinder; then, the hot air passes through the dryer to raise the inner temperature. The biomass materials absorb heat, drying the materials and reducing the moisture.
This biomass dryer is perfect for any level of wood pellet manufacturing, especially if you are interested in operating a commercial wood pellet plant.
Below, you can find a basic rotary vacuum dryer/rotary dryer design to give you an idea of how it works. Although the details can vary depending on the specific rotary dryer manufacturer, the basic principles are the same:
For most people, though, the amount of raw materials that need to be turned into wood pellets isn’t substantial enough to warrant the purchase of a rotary dryer or a flash dryer. Therefore, you will want to just put the material out in the open air. Let the wind take away and draw out the moisture naturally – this will take longer than using a rotary dryer or a flash dryer but can save you a lot of money.
Wood Hammer Mill Machine
Finally, before you process the wood pellets in your flat die machine, you will need to get them down to size. Mother Nature doesn’t create raw materials in the perfect size for creating wood pellets – that work will be left up to you! That’s where the wood hammer mill principle comes in.
There are both large and small hammer mills available. For home use, a small mill is aplenty. It will allow you to reduce raw materials of diameters of around 30 millimeters into finer pieces with diameters ranging from two to five millimeters – this, you’ll recognize quickly, is the size mentioned above that’s ideal for working with the wood pellet machines.
You can find wood hammer mills in all shapes, sizes, and types. Most can be found with either electric or diesel motors.
How to Make Wood Pellets at Home: Quick Guide?
Once you’ve gathered all the materials and equipment you need, making wood pellets is quick and easy.
You’ll make your wood pellets from biomass materials through a simple sequence of processes.
Gather and Chip Your Wood
First, gather your materials. Again you can use logs, sawdust, or any other wood matter for your pellets. It just needs to be the appropriate size.
What is a chipper?
A chipper is simply a machine that can be used to reduce the wood into smaller wood chips. Wood chippers are often portable, so you can wheel them around to wherever you need to work.
To chip your wood, you will need to turn on the wood chipper by activating the ignition switch. Carefully feed the logs, branches, or other materials into the mouth (be sure to read the instructions for your specific type of wood chipper, as these can vary). Place a bin at the end of the cipher to catch the chips as you work.
Some wood chippers don’t allow you to choose the size you want the chips to be. If that’s the case, you might need to run the material through the wood chipper several times to get it to the right size to be used in your pellet mill.
One note – if you are using sawdust as your raw material, you won’t need to use your wood chipper. Bonus! It saves a step.
Use of Hammer Mill
Crush the materials into a smaller size by using a wood hammer mill. The hammer mill will chop the small pieces into even smaller particles that can be used to make pellets. They should be around 5 mm. All you need to do is turn the hammer mill on and slowly dump the wood chips into the mouth of the unit.
Again, you’ll want to put some sort of container beneath the mill to catch the small particles as they are created.
If you don’t have a hammer mill, you can rent one from a local sawmill or lumberyard. Again, you can skip this step if you are working with sawdust – it has already been milled and refined into small enough pieces for you to work with.
Drying the Material
After you’ve used the hammer mill to get your wood down into a more usable size, you will need to dry it.
You can use a sawdust dryer if your sawdust is extremely wet, but in most cases, this is not necessary. Go ahead and skip to the next step.
For other types of material, you can use either the rotary dryer or flash dryer machine to get them dry.
If you would rather not buy a specialized drying machine, you can always just leave the wood in the sun for 24 hours. Test the moisture level by using a moisture meter. It should be around 10 to 20% before you proceed to the final step in making wood pellets.
The Pellet Mill – How it Works
Understanding the pellet mill and how it works is essential to being successful in your wood pellet creation efforts. As mentioned above, the biomass pellet-making machine known as the pellet mill is an essential component when it comes to wood pellet manufacturing at home or on a commercial scale.
Before you use your pellet mill, make sure you’ve removed any contaminants like stones or bits of metal. Simply run the raw materials through a sieve to catch them. This will prevent you from creating clogs in your machine.
Pour the wood into a bowl or a commercial mixture – mixing the wood up will ensure that all pieces are uniform in moisture, density, and size. Turn the machine on and wait for the die in the mill to heat up. Most machines operate at around 170 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feed the wood into the pellet mill slowly. This can prevent clogs. As the machine heats up, you can gradually start adding larger amounts of wood.
Collecting and Storing Your Wood Pellets
That’s all you need to do! Have some sort of collection bin in place to collect the pellets as they are discharged from the flat die wood pellet mill. You can store them to use in your furnace, cooking range, or pellet stove later on.
As the pellets come out of the pellet mill, you will want to let them cool. When they first are discharged, they will be hot and moist. Therefore, you should let them dry for at least 24 hours so that they don’t get flattened in storage.
Store your pellets in resealable bags and keep them in a dry area until you are ready to use them.
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