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Tub or Horizontal Grinder?

Posted on: Jul 07, 2016 - 10:43 AM | Recycling Industry Equipment
Author: Darrin Martin
If you need a grinder, for processing wood waste, you will face two important questions: how big and what style? The size of your grinder will, of course, be determined by the volume of your incoming waste stream as well as your projected growth over the next two to five years.   There are two grinder style choices - tub or horizontal.  Tub grinders are popular because they are productive, easy to work on and maintain. If you are in a remote area or if you can position your grinding operation in a controlled environment area where bystanders are kept back at least 2... More

Burn? What happened to a more environmentally friendly method > Grinding!!

Posted on: Jun 29, 2016 - 11:24 AM | General
California to fire up burners to battle dead tree epidemic Division Chief Jim McDougald of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection stands in an incinerator the state bought to burn up dead trees in Fresno County. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)   California’s drought and a bark beetle epidemic have caused the largest die-off of Sierra Nevada forests in modern history, raising fears that trees could come crashing down on people or fuel deadly wildfires that could wipe out mountain communities. Aerial images show vast forests that have turned a rust-color. The ep... More

Is biomass energy still renewable? Some scientists say no.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2016 - 11:55 AM | General
A crew from Hemmerich's Tree Service feeds low grade trees into a wood chipper to deliver wood chips to ReEnergy Holdings' biomass plant in Lyonsdale, NY. This kind of logging operation is at the heart of a debate over biomass as a renewable energy source. Once a booming industry, biomass, producing electricity by burning trees or other organic matter, is getting hammered by low electricity prices and growing questions over whether it is renewable after all. According to U.S. energy data, biomass produces more renewable energy in the United States than solar panels, compri... More

The fallout from the Brexit vote is far reaching

Posted on: Jun 27, 2016 - 09:29 AM | General
A ship loading B.C.-made wood pellets for export to be used in biomass-power generation.   The fallout from the Brexit vote is far reaching The United Kingdom power is British Columbia’s biggest buyer of wood-pellet biofuels and Thursday’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union just made the province a more expensive place for them to do business. The value of the pound plummeted by seven per cent against the Canadian dollar in currency trading Friday on international markets, which makes it tougher to negotiate new sales into the U.K., said Gordo... More

How to Determine How Much Carbide you Need on Your Tips/Inserts and Swing Hammers

Posted on: Jun 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM | Wear Part Products
Author: Darrin Martin
Sonja Zehr is the Sales Manager for Grinder Wear Parts and has a lifetime’s worth of knowledge about the wood grinding/wear parts industry having grown up in the family business. For this post she offered some tips on application of carbide, an extremely hard material that is applied to the parts of the tip/insert that wear out fastest, to various wear parts to extend their usage. According to Sonja, the best way to determine how much carbide you need is to check your worn parts. Most of the time too much carbide is used. If that is the case you end up paying too much because of ... More

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