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Pellet presses are used to compress various raw materials into pellets. Pellets are small cylindrical cylinders and they can be produced in various lengths and diameters. There are various purposes for a pellet press and advantages from compressing raw materials, such as reducing transportation costs.
Pellet Press and Increasing Bulk Density
By processing raw materials through a pellet press it is possible to increase the bulk density of many raw materials, possibly by a factor of ten. By increasing bulk density a larger quantity can be transported and stored within the same volume. Therefore this reduces transportation costs, and keeps the number of lorries and boats required to a minimum. Also storage space required is also reduced. So in pellet stoves for example, the hopper can hold a far greater amount of fuel in pellet form apposed to loose wood shavings.
Pellets Flow Like A Liquid In Hoppers
By compressing the raw material in a pellet press, the pellets produced have an increased bulk density and therefore a higher specific gravity. This means in a hopper pellets behave like a liquid, and therefore are unlikely to cause issues with bridging in the hopper. If you take uncompressed wood shavings for example, in a hopper the flow will be halted by issues with the shavings falling through the hopper. By increasing the specific gravity of the shavings through processing in a pellet press into pellets the forces are no longer equal, and the weight of the pellets causes them always to fall to the base of the hopper. This stops the risk of material bridging, and makes pellet stoves automated.
Ring Die Pellet Presses and Wood Pellets
Fairly recently due to concerns over climate change and fossil fuel prices attention for alternative fuels such as wood pellets has been growing. By compressing wood into pellets has the previously stated advantages of reduced storage, delivery requirements and flowing characteristics in hoppers. Another key advantage of wood pellets and increased density is with regards to combustion efficiency. By compressing a fuel a much higher combustion temperature can be achieved. An increased combustion temperature results in more useable heat extracted from the fuel and reduced ash percentage due to a more complete burn. The ash can even be used on your garden. A PelHeat we specialise in ring die pellet presses. Even our smallest pellet machine uses the ring die design. This is not common for small pellet makers as it requires a higher level of manufacturing expertise. Through the link below you can see a range of pellet presses that we offer. Our small pellet plants are designed to be automated.