Canadian Biomass Magazine

Vermeer introduces chip drum

May 28, 2013
By Canadian Biomass

chip-drumMay 28, 2013, Pella, Iowa - Vermeer introduced a new chip drum made specifically for biofuel production that is designed for the Tier 4i HG6000 and HG6000TX horizontal grinder.

HG6000 and HG6000TX horizontal grinder is suitable from large land clearing
jobs to green-waste recycling and has a number of features that are ideal for operators.

Vermeer's new chip drum allows
the grinder to produce a consistent sized chip necessary for many applications,
including biofuel chip production.

"What we've found from
customers is that power plants are transitioning from coal to fuel chips, this
is increasing demand for chips within the biomass and biofuel markets," said
Ryan Marshall. "This increase in demand led Vermeer to introduce the chip drum.
It's a more robust, fully dedicated drum with knives, so you're not switching
back and forth as you would with a fuel chip attachment." 

One of its enhancements is
the ability to modify chip size. Operators can add or remove spacers to achieve
the desired chip size. The chip drum can produce chip sizes ranging from 0.125
to 1.50 inches (.3 to 3.8 cm) with 0.125-inch (.3 cm) increment adjustments.


Helping to minimize operator
cost, screws have replaced the need for Babbitt on the knives. A user can now adjust
the knife via thread fasteners quickly and safely rather than melting Babbitt.

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