Biomass Briquetting Machine
Biomass briquetting machines are used for making briquettings of wood, rice husk, groundnut shells etc. The machines are ideal for converting low density biomass into high density briquetting pieces through compression. The briquettings can then be used as an alternate fuel source for various industrial and domestic purposes. These machines are power efficient, easy to operate and make briquettings that are uniform in size and shape, thus ensuring optimum suitability of the produced briquettings to any specific requirement.
Biomass briquetting machines generally produce between 600 to 1000 briquettings per hour. Robustly designed, these are available in automatic as well as in manual working mode. Furthermore, these are also designed to resist fatigue arising out from continuous vibration. Along with automatic and manual, the machines are available in various other specification and with different features, making these fit for every kind of briquetting making requirement.
Ideal Design, Manufacture and Working of Biomass Briquetting Machines
The parameters for measuring whether the design, manufacture and working of biomass briquetting machines are ideal are following:
The machines should be made using conventional methods such as welding, casting, milling or any other conventional machining process.
The briquetting machines should ideally weigh between 100 to 200 kilograms.
These should resist corrosion in case of contact with water.
These should have a minimal functional life span of 8 years.
Biomass briquetting machines should be easy to operate and have proper safety measures for the operator.
The machines should have a low center of gravity along with optimum stability during function.
Principle of Operation of Biomass Briquetting Machines
Powder from biomass such as sawdust, rice husk etc is poured into the machine's cylinders. In manual briquetting machines, a person rotates the machine's rotating arm, while in automatic ones, this rotation is not required. Afterwards, the machine's pistons squeeze the powdered biomass into cylindrical dies. As a result of this compaction, biomass particles deform and thus interlock, producing briquettings.
Most biomass briquetting machines do not need binders for producing briquettings. Due to the high pressure exerted by these, the biomass in solid or powder form compacts and takes the shape of pre defined cylindrical dies.
Types of Biomass Briquetting Machines
The biomass briquetting machines come in a wide range of forms encompassing both manual and automatic mode. Some examples are :
Human operated vertical compaction briquetting machine.
Human powered horizontal screw briquetting machine.
Human powered reciprocating briquetting machine.
Motorized screw press briquetting machine.
Motorized piston press briquetting machine.
Heavy duty combined briquetting machine.