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hammermill is used in the pelleting process to take raw chips which are many different sizes and turns them into smaller more consistent size particles. In the hammermill hammers or flails strike the material over and over until it is small enough to fit through a screen. A large amount of air is also moving through the hammermill and it drags the material small enough to make it through the holes in the screen away to the next process. While the hammermill can take small branches and chunks of wood, it is not designed for that task. You should run large pieces of wood through a chipper before you run them through the hammermill. Another option is to buy a combination chipper/hammermill which can do both tasks in one pass.
This little Hammermill is something new for me. I don't have any experience with it yet. I don't have any access to reasonably priced sincle phase motors to use on it. But I think it will be more usefull for the small garage or back yard tinkerer making pellets for his or her own use.
This mill will grind approximately 50 to 100 Kgs/hr (110 to 220 lbs/hr) of wood chips or small pieces into consistently small sawdust that will work well to make pellets.
This mill weighs 80 Kgs (175lbs)with the motor and 50 Kgs (110 lbs) without. The motor is rated at 1.1 KW (1.5 HP) of 3 phase electrical power . Dimensions are 66*48*93 MM (26 X 19 X 37 In)
I think this hammermill is a good candidate for a single phase motor. If you have one laying about.
ATHM150E $830.00 Plus shipping.
ATHM150E-Bare $760.00 Plus shipping.
This little hammer mill is also not for sale yet. But it will be very soon. Keep checking back with me and when there is a price listed it is ready to sell.
This little hammer mill rounds out the lower end of my hammermill line. It is rated at 550lbs per hour of production. It uses a 5.5KW 3 phase motor or you can order it bare, with no motor. The price for the electric version does not include the little cyclone which is sold separatly.
ATHM 320 Price with Motor $950 plus shipping
ATHM 320-Bare (without motor) $750 plus shipping.
Cyclone (sold separately) $100
This is the model ATHM420E-11 Hammermill. It is the least expensive, best value hammermill on the market today. (as far as I can tell anyway). It will reduce lumber up to 270 mm wide and 200 thick, thats an 8" X 12" for us Americans, at a rate of 1100 LBS per hour. But it will be better used to convert wood chips to consistent wood sawdust for making wood pellets, or fodder or grain pellets.
It is powerd with a 3 phase 11KW electric motor. That large funnel shaped object is a centrifical dust separator called a cyclone. The cyclone is optional. It is well worth the extra $135.00 to include it with the hammermill.
Weight is 800 Lbs, dimensions are 55x34x46 inches.
The 11Kw 3 phase electric version is $1999.00 ATHM420E-11K produces 1100lbs per hour
The 7.5Kw 3 phase electric version is $1549.00 ATHM420E-7K Produces 700 lbs per hour
The ATHM420D hammermills are mostly the same as the electric versions. The shipping weight is 800 Lbs and the dimensions are 55x34x46 inches. The Chang Chai diesel engines are the least expensive power plant I have found to use with them. You can watch me running one of these diesels powering an ATHM420DE hammermill and an ATFP230 pellet mill. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT4BB2Bm4SM
But you can always buy just the hammer mill and use your own power source. This was my way of ginding chips and making pellets on the road. It made enough pellets in a couple of weekends of work to heat my home for an Alaskan Winter.
The 22hp diesel version is $1999.00 ATHM420D produces 1100lbs per hour
The 15hp diesel version is $1799.00 ATHM420D produces 700 lbs per hour
The unpowered version is $1164.00 ATHM420-Bare
Optional Electric Start (Highly Recommended) $364.00
Optional Cyclone particle separator .................. $255.00
I don't know whether to call this a chipper or a hammer mill, but since it does both jobs at once I am going to list it in both categories. I have only sold a few of these little machines but the folks I have sold them to like them a lot. They make a lot of noise as they first chip the branches or lumber put into them and then hammer the heck out of the chips to produce a fine 3mm under sawdust. Here are the pertinent specifications.
The ATHC40 will take branches or boards up to 3 inches in diameter and first chip the wood then run those ships through an integrated hamermill. This results in sawdust < 1/8 particle size. It is powered by either an electric motor, or a diesel engine, or buy it bare and supply your own power. This mill will produce approximately 660 lbs per hour of sawdust.
The ATHC 40 Bare is ............. .... $2080
The ATHCE 40 w/Electric motor .. $2352
The ATHCDE 40 w/Diesel engine $2730
The ATHC60 models will take boards up to 6 inches in diameter and chip them and then hammer them to <1/8 inch particle sized sawdust. It too can be powered b either and electric motor or a diesel engine, or bare so you can provide your own power source. The ATHC60 mills will produce approximately 1100 lbs per hour of sawdust.
The ATHC 60 Bare is ....................... $3020
The ATHCE 60 with electric motor is.. $3332
The ATHCDE 60 with Diesel Engine is $3710
Either of these mills is a pretty good bargain when compared to buying a stand alone chipper to feed a stand alone hammermill.