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Date Posted: 11/1/2008
Cresswood Unveils New Compact End-Feed Grinder
Cresswood Shredding Machinery has developed a new, compact, horizontal end-feed grinder.
The new EF-12SR is the smallest end-feed grinder in Cresswood’s Destroyer series and takes considerably less floor space than other models. The width has been reduced 39% to 35 inches. In addition, the redesigned motor mount location and low-profile frame and guards create a symmetrical, streamlined layout.
In small wood industry shops, the Cresswood EF-12SR can be integrated seamlessly behind gang ripsaws, bandsaws and other machines. By standing in close proximity to the waste stream the grinder eliminates the need for an extra chute or conveyor to receive rippings and small blocks.
With its low profile, the Cresswood EF-12SR can be positioned to the left or right of a saw, depending on the play layout. The straight, inline design and standard 10-foot vibrating conveyor save on labor and equipment costs and enable shops to make the most use of limited space.
The Cresswood EF-12SR is available with a 25 hp or 30 hp motor. It features a grinding head that is 12 inches long and 10 inches in diameter, operating at 300-600 rpm. The machine is designed to allow easy servicing and preventive maintenance.
For more information, call Cresswood at (800) 962-7302 or visit the web site at www.cresswood.com.
West Salem Machinery has introduced a new hammermill for applications that require a large, heavy machine for high volume, fine grind applications.
The WSM 4400 series hammermills feature a 44-inch diameter rotor with a throat width from 20-60 inches and drive systems up to 600 hp. They are built mill-duty with ‘easy glide’ maintenance access doors, a wide base design for improved throughput, and multiple refiner plates for superior grinding action.
The hammermills are equipped with WSM’s nearly full circle sizing screens to maximize production in fine grind applications, delivering higher capacities and consistent product sizing.
The new series of hammermills is suited for such applications as agricultural fiber, wood flour, potting mixtures, animal bedding, mulch, fiberboard, animal feed, ethanol, feedstock and wood fiber for pellet manufacturing.
Another application is to increase densification of wood shavings. The WSM 4400 series hammermill can increase bulk density of shavings by 50%-100%, which reduces the number of truck-loads needed to handle the same volume of shavings.
For more information, call West Salem Machine at (800) 722-3530 or visit www.westsalem.com.