Cresswood Develops New HF-60 Compact Stroke Wood Grinder
Date Posted: 10/1/2013
The new Cresswood HF-60 Compact Stroke (CS) single-shaft “Destroyer” wood grinder offers all the latest engineering updates from the company, packaged in a smaller footprint machine with both space and cost-saving advantages. Designed for processing applications that don’t require a larger feed area, the ram stroke in the CS model is decreased by 10 inches. This innovation presents wood scrap more efficiently to the cutterhead, providing increased machine throughput.
Additionally, the HF-60 CS is equipped with a larger diameter 16 inch ‘Destroyer’-style rotor. As pallet & wood scrap is reduced, the larger rotor consistently directs more volume of material over the screen area for final sizing. From a processing standpoint, selection of the larger rotor increases total output of finished product, and creates more uniform particle sizes through Cresswood’s exclusive tight-fitting screen configurations.
The CS model also incorporates the most recent advancements in Cresswood’s sustainable EVER-NEW Technology design initiative. In order to improve grinder reliability, an enhanced seal between the cutterhead and frame now protects the main bearing from contamination and damage. This unique one-piece seal bolts in to place, and is fully replaceable to extend machine life, and durability.
As a component of the EVER-NEW service program, Cresswood intends to keep these seals in-stock, and available for immediate shipment. To facilitate grinder maintenance, and to provide personnel with convenient access for wear-part replacement, new covers for seals and wear plates are featured in the HF-60 CS grinder design, as well.
For more information, contact Cresswood at 800/962-7302, or visit www.cresswood.com.
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