Wooden pallets are used extensively for loading and unloading loads in conjunction with forklift trucks etc. This is a simple practical wooden platform that is subjected to a lot of wear and tear. They are bound to get broken and be beyond any reasonable repair. Therefore, for any large concern it makes a lot of sense in recycling wooden pallets.
Given the state and quality of the wood that is used, there is no point reusing any of it. One very viable solution is to recycle this material into a form that can be used as a fuel in boilers. There is a range of equipment available for recycling wooden pallets. These can be used by quite small concerns all the way through to pallets makers and major users of pallets.
Zerma offers a range of equipment specially designed for each stage in this process.
- Shredders: The first stage is to use a shredder. These range in power from a 15Kw to a 320Kw drive. These are designed to take a whole range of different materials and sizes. Wooden pallets. would not pose any problems. Contaminants such as nails, screws, rivets, staples and bolts do not cause any difficulties either. These can be removed later using magnetic head drums or cross belt magnets. The output size from this process is 50mm, but smaller sizes can be achieved.
- Granulators: The next stage in reducing the material down to sawdust is to use either granulators or hammerheads. Granulators are best used when the source material is free of ferrous metals and other contaminants. These machines cut very precisely and, therefore, produce a very uniform output. Again, there is a considerable range in power options from 11Kw up to 400Kw.
- Hammerheads: These machines will not be affected by abrasive materials. There will be a few left in wooden pallets. They are also good at opening up fibrous material, such as the wood found in wooden pallets. This material has good bonding qualities. An important element in forming wooden pellets, which will finally be used in furnaces.
- Other Machinery: If a complete recycling plant is needed for wood pallets and other materials or if there is some other need, then it may be important to consider using the following equipment. These include blowers, separators, blowers and cyclones.
Zerma is a German company. Germany is still a byword for efficiency and excellence in engineering. This is very much the case here. All the key components are very reliable. That is the motor components, hydraulic and gears. “Down” time for maintenance will be kept to a minimum owing to the quality of the components and tool fixing.
There is a wide range of machines, systems and possible solutions to the recycling of wooden pallets along with many other items. Machines are already available to meet most needs, but very sophisticated automated systems can be set up if they are needed.
For any company or concern interested in recycling wooden pallets or any other possibilities, please call Tel: (03) 8792 9777