Andritz has introduced two new V-belt-driven pellet mills for the wood pelleting industry – the 26LM3 and the 26WLM3 – reflecting the latest innovations in biofuel processing.
The two new wood pellet mills complement the company’s LM series pellet mills. Safety, ease of maintenance, and lowest operating costs were top priorities when designing the biomass pellet mills. This generation of V-belt driven mills has fewer parts but even more capacity, so it runs more smoothly, is quieter, and experiences less wear, even under the harshest conditions. This dependable mill produces pellets at the minimum cost per ton, thus helping customers to reach their economical and sustainability targets.
Customers can also choose from additional features and options like the low-density centre feeder, the new jackshaft base, the V-belt tensioning system, as well as patent-pending roll temperature sensor technology.
Pinnacle Renewable Energy is the largest consumer of Andritz pellet mills from the LM series. In its plant in Demopolis, Ala., the company will install 10 new 26LM3 pellet mills and expects to produce more than 360,000 tons per year with the latest LM models.
Scott Bax, chief operating officer at Pinnacle Renewable Energy, says, “The Andritz solution is unique in that the 26LM3
pellet mills have been designed specifically with the wood pelleting industry in mind. Featuring larger processing areas inside the unit and larger horsepower motors, the 26LM3 can handle the extreme demands that come with processing a wide variety of wood products.”
Andritz is a leading supplier of wood pelleting equipment to biomass producers all over the world, with more than 300 LM series pellet mills currently in operation in North America alone.