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How to choose small wood pellet machine?

Small wood pellet machine is used to make pellets from agriculture and forestry wastes, such as straw, sawdust, rice husk and bark. Through pre-treatment and pelletizing, these bulky materials become high-density pellet fuel.

With the increasing demand of biomass fuel, small pellet machine has broad market prospect. To engage in biomass business and make profit, you need choose a good pellet machine supplier. In this passage, I’ll introduce the factors you should consider when choosing small pellet machines.

small wood pellet machine

High quality small pellet machine have to meet the following standards.

High quality small wood pellet machine can be applied to various kinds of materials, whether they are individual or mixed together. The density of wood pellets should be 1.1-1.3g/m3. To make 1 ton of wood pellets, the power consumption should be between 35℃ and 80 ℃.

The roller and flat die are wear parts of small pellet machine. Their hardness determines the working life of pellet machine. You’d better choose those made of superior alloy steel, whose hardness should be no less than 50 HRC.
pellet machine components

High quality small pellet machine allows you to feed dry materials to it and get dry pellets, which we call “dry in and dry out”. You don’t need to add any binders because the molten lignin can help form the pellets.

To ensure efficiency, the drive system should be bevel gear drive rather than belt drive or worm gear drive. It has higher efficiency and longer working life, and avoids the slippery of belt.

To ensure safety, the power system should conform to the CE standard. It is better to have an emergency button on electric control cabinet, so that operators can shut it down when something is wrong.

It is inevitable that you will encounter some problems and fault when using small pellet machine. So you need to take after-sale service into account. The warranty period should be at least 1 year. Suppliers are supposed to provide life-long after sale service and free reparation.

How can you choose a suitable small pellet machine?

You should be clear of your daily pellets production, and choose the pellet machine with suitable capacity. Take Gemco for example. The production capacity of our small pellet machine is from 50kg/h to 400kg/h. They are classified into multiple types.

Type Model Power Capacity (kg/h) Weight (nw/gw) Packing size (mm)
Electric motor pellet mill
Electric motor
ZLSP-D 150B 5.5kW 50-100 95/110 800x450x700
ZLSP-D 200B 7.5 kW 80-120 200/230 1050x480x930
ZLSP-D 230B 11 kW 120-200 290/320 1180x540x1000
ZLSP-D 260B 15 kW 160-250 320/360 1240x540x950
ZLSP-D 300B 22 kW 250-400 350/380 1300x560x1100
diesel engine pellet mill
Diesel engine
ZLSP-D 150A 8HP 50-100 180/220 100x500x750
ZLSP-D 200A 15 HP 80-120 210/240 1460x750x900
ZLSP-D 230A 22 HP 120-200 280/310 1560x850x1100
ZLSP-D 260A 30 HP 160-250 330/360 1200x500x1070
ZLSP-D 300A 41 HP 250-400 410-450 1220x600x1000

After confirming your requirement, you need inspect the quality of pellet machine. The durability is more important than appearance. So pay more attention to the materials. The thicker the shell, the better.

I recommend you to take some of your materials to test the machine, and inspect the practical pelletizing effects. High quality pellets has smooth surface, high hardness and slight elecampane.

Common mistakes in choosing wood pellet machine

Mistake 1: Low power and high production

Some customers want to find a pellet machine with high capacity but low power consumption. But a pellet machine can’t achieve large production without high power. So don't be misled by the brag of sellers. You’d better inspect the manufacturers and test the machine in person.

Mistake 2: Price come first

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Reasonable price is the guarantee of reliable quality, after-sale service and superior materials. Low price can win customers for a while, but only high quality can maintain customers for long. You will benefit a lot from a wise investment.

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