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The Design Of A Horizontal Grinder And Usage Tips

by Matias Keranen

Environmental materials, demolition waste, construction waste, and feedstock materials can be ground into renewable materials with the aid of a horizontal feed grinder. Like a tub grinder, large amounts of materials can be fed through a horizontal feed grinder. A horizontal model, however, provides an operator with additional control and protection from flying debris.

An Innovative Design

Tub grinders rely upon the force of gravity. Lighter materials that are placed inside of this type of grinder may become airborne, due to the rotor being exposed and pulling materials into the grinding chamber at varying rates. The differences in how dense various materials are can have a bearing on how long it takes to successfully grind a batch of raw materials.

A horizontal grinder contains an enclosed rotor. This allows an operator to maintain control while feeding batches of materials through the grinder's hopper opening. A safety guard and screen will prevent hands from coming into contact with internal components and will prohibit large, foreign materials from entering the interior chamber. The design of a horizontal grinder will protect against injuries and allow batches of materials to be ground at a steady rate.

Usage Tips And Accessories

A cylindrical-shaped hammermill is activated during the operation of a horizontal grinder. This part strikes against materials, resulting in them being broken into small fragments. The type of screen that is secured to a grinder will determine how large the ground pieces will be.

If you are going to grind hay or another dry material that will either be used to feed your livestock or provide them with an area to lay down, the consistency of the ground product may not need to be completely uniform. For materials that will be repurposed into mulch or another decorative material, the type of screen that is used will be more important, and you may want to choose a screen design that will result in a batch of materials that are equal in length and thickness.

During the active use of a machine, an operator should wear goggles. Although the possibility of materials becoming airborne will be less likely than if a tub grinder was used, it is still possible that pieces could break off while wood or another material is being fed into a grinder's opening. This could cause an injury if the eyes are not protected. A conveyor system that is secured to the base of the machine can be used to move freshly-ground materials away from the grinder.

Contact a horizontal feed grinder supplier for more info.