Apted Technologies Inc.
Wood Pellet Mills differ from typical pellet mills in several primary ways. They are much lower geared to increase available torque and as a result they spin more slowly. Thus they are less productive when making pellets out of hay or grain. If you want to produce pellets for animal feed go back to the Flat Plate Pellet Mills (feed) page. But if you want to make wood pellets this is the right page for you.
As I said, wood pellet mills are more low geared. Smaller mills will use a planetary gear arrangement either in place of the typical hypoid gears or in addition to them. Larger mills typically change out the transmission altogether and replace it with a worm gear transmission in an integrated right angle gear motor. There are other differences like thicker die, larger shaft diameter and beefier bearings but those items are unseen by the consumer and vary from one supplier to the next. Here are the ones I can supply readily, but there are others as well.
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ATFPW225 Wood Pellet Mill
This is the smallest of the wood pellet mills that I make, it is equipped with a 225mm die and uses both a hypoid gear to make the right angle turn, and then has a planetary gear between the main gear and the mixing chamber. It looks like a small section of pipe with a flange connector on each end. Other than that planetary gear it is pretty much the same as any other fodder mill used to make feed pellets. It has a 7.5 KW (10hp) electric motor, is rated at 240 lbs per hour of pellet production for wood pellets. It will also make pellets out of most any leafy fodder or grain used to make animal feed, but because it has the extra gear reduction it doesn't produce as much per hour. If you want to make feed pellets you should be on the feed mill page.
This mill is priced at $1870 US dollars FOB my factory in Qingdao China. I will be happy to price out shipping costs for you if you want to drop me a line from the contact page.
This is a photo of the ATFPW229E wood pellet mill. It is slightly larger than the ATFPW225 but as you can see it has a worm gear transmission. This allows for simpler transmission of power with only one transmission stage. Simpler is usually better in my experience. The die can be configured with holes as small as 2.5 mm or as large as 10 mm. It has an 11KW (15hp) three phase electric motor with your choice of voltage to match your electric grid. It is rated at 360 lbs per hour of wood pellet production.
The price for the ATFPW229E is $2285 US Dollars FOB my factory in Qingdao China. Contact me on my webpage for a price quote to the nearest port city to you. Click here to go to the contact page.
Ok so it is actually a photo of the ATFPW229E but I didn't have a photo for the 295 and they look essentially the same.
The ATFPW295E has the integrated gear motor driven by a 15KW (20hp) three phase electric motor. It is rated at 660 lbs per hour of wood pellet production. Results will vary depending on the species of wood being pelletized.
The ATFPW295 is priced at $3328.00 US Dollars FOB my factory in Qingdao China. Please use the r page if you would like a shipping quote to the nearest port city to you.
ATFPW335E and ATFPW395E
These two models also look very similar, I'll post photos of each as I get time. But as you can see, this size mill is very beefy and I wanted you to see what it looks like from the inside out so here are a series of photos to show you what you can expect..
The ATFPW335E comes with a 22KW (30hp) three phase electric motor. It is rated at 880 LBS per hour of wood pellet production. It is priced at $4316 US Dollars.
The ATFPW395 comes with a 30KW (40hp) three phase electric motor and is rated at 1200 LBS per hour of wood pellet production. It is priced at $6487 US Dollars. For more information, or for a shipping quote please use the contact page or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ATFPW395D pictured below, is a new product, It uses the same basic components as the electric version but is coupled to a diesel engine. The first one off the line is just about to be loaded onto a US bound ship as I type this on 3/26/2014. I'll be looking for input from the new customer to see what if anything needs to be tweeked or added to this mill. For a guy out in the sticks without 3 phase power this might be just the ticket. It uses an honest to god 4 stroke water cooled diesel engine with a radiator, not the evaporatively cooled china diesels used on the smaller cheper mills. I am rating this at 1000 to 1200 lbs of production of wood pellets per hour, but honestly, thats just a guess based on how well the electric version has worked. The dies and rollers run $550 and $460 respectively if you want to keep spare consumables on hand. I expect this unit weighs roughly 3000 lbs so shipping won't be cheap. The price before shipping is $8794.50. That puts the estimated price into most major US cities at $9994.50 once you include the Customs duties, taxes, insurance, inspection fees, document fees, import broker fees etc. etc. etc. Other countries are much less expensive to ship into so please give me a call if you want an accurate landed cost into your country.