Due to the rise in the cost of heating fuel, the popularity of wood pellet fuel is growing at a rapid pace. Traditionally, pellets were produced from sawdust (a sawmill waste product). However, with the rapid-growing pellet market and a declining sawmill industry, producers have turned to using logs. They chip, grind, dry, pelletize and bag wood pellets – delivering a neat and easy-to-handle fuel for boilers and pellet stoves.
That’s why CBI developed a 4-Pocket Chipper Rotor that yields consistent 3mm - 6mm micro-wood chips at the rate of 50 – 100 tons per hour (depending on model).
Several advantages are derived from this:
- The hammermill power consumption is cut by 75%.
- The capital investment of hammermills is drastically reduced.
- The micro chips do not have to be ground before the dryer, allowing the product to be screened after the dryer resulting in a higher allowable bark content while still producing a premium pellet. CBI’s ability to deliver a portable or stationary chipping system that can incorporate a suitable debarker allows us to meet our customer’s exact needs.