Small Pellet Making Unit

small pellet making unit

Flat Die Small Pellet Mill for Individual Use

This small pellet making unit is the best choice for home users, farm users and other mini and small scale wood pellet production.
  • Capcity: 50 ~ 400kg/hour
  • Power Type: Motor, diesel enging, gas enging, PTO type (powered taken off, driven by tractor)
  • Consists of small pellet mill and screw feeding machine.
  • Suitable Biomass Materials: all kinds of sawdust, including hard wood such as pine wood sawdust.

It is small in size, easy to operate, and cost less than industrial pellet mills. Besides, with automatic feeding device, this small unit is more efficient, and the pelletizing process is more smooth and continuous. Go on reading to know more about the small pelletizing unit.

Video: How wood pellets are made by this small unit?

Features of Small Pellet Production Unit

  • Wide suitability of materials, like sawdust, leaf, straw and other biomass materials.
  • Stable performance, high output and low power consumption. Simple maintaining, low failure rate, easy operation.
  • The small pellet mill in this small unit is casting as an integer with firm structure and long life span, motor-driven pellet press or diesel engine-driven pellet press are available for choosing according to the clients requirements.
  • High temperature heat treatment of flat die and compressing rollers, lower cost of high resistance spare parts.
  • High ratio of molding and high density of pellets.
  • Diameter of pellet are ranged from Φ6 - Φ12, according to customers requirements

Operation of The Small Pelletizing Unit

It is extremely important to read the following guidelines to understand the characteristics of the small flat die wood pellet mill. Before one can operate this machine successfully, it’s important to know about its structure, design, installation, application, usage, maintenance and debugging.

  1. make wood pellets for home useThe first step is to crosscheck if the ground cable is working fine or not. It has to be connected to the machine before switching the power on. As a note of caution, never start the pellet mill before checking in on the ground cable.
  2. Before any kind of inspection or replacement of live cables, make sure to turn the power supply off, as it can cause serious injury by electric shock.
  3. During maintenance of the pellet mill by servicemen, it is important to cut off all electric supply. Place a warning sign on the switchboard to avoid any accidental injury.
  4. The bearing of compression rollers present in the small pellet mill should be lubricated regularly after every 12 hours of operation. This reduces friction and inner corrosion.
  5. When the wood pellet mill is being manually operated by hand, electricity should be completely cut off. The rotating compression rollers and flat die shouldn’t come in contact with any object. Please don’t put your hand inside them during operation.
  6. The distance the compression rollers and the flat die should be below 10 mm. But too small a clearance between the two will cause wear and tear and overheating. It can also damage the pellet mill as a whole, so be careful while setting the clearance distance between the compression rollers and the flat die.
  7. The lubricants used in the machine freezes at temperatures below 10℃. Make sure to warm up the pellet mill above 10℃, before starting it.

FAQs about Mini and Small Pellet Production

Below are some frequently asked questions about mini scale and small scale pellet production. Hope they are helpful to you! Feel free to contact us ( if you are interested in our pellet making unit or have any question on making wood pellets!

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  • What are the differences between D-type pellet mill and R-type pellet mill?

Small pellet mills are generally divided into D-Type and R-Type. The D-type pellet mill, is technically called rotating die type, while the R type, is called rotating roller type. The D type is starkly different from the R type, primarily due to the difference in its motion pattern of die and roller and its transmission components. But, that’s the mechanics, in terms of price; the D type is relatively cheaper that the R-type (with similar specifications like capacity, power, etc). R-type is more expensive as it comes with smarter ergonomic designs during the pelletizing process, plus a better-equipped gear-box. But the quality of the final pellets is top notch, from both the D-type and the R type.

The engineering of the machine is done so as to prevent rotating die plate. Instead, the two rollers rotate themselves simultaneously but through a single central driven shaft. This greatly amplifies the positive force with which the raw material is mixed and pressed.

The sturdiness of the central shaft gives the machine a strong and stable counterforce. This enables the R type pellet mill, to be used on a wider range of materials. Hardwood can be easily processed in the R-type due to its central shaft designing.

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  • D-type and R-type pellet mill, which is suitable for me?

Both the pellet mills are extremely capable of making quality pellets from a plethora of raw materials. The difference lies in the needs of the user. D-type pellet mill is a basic pellet mill and can be called as a standard model. For starters, this is a perfect choice, for its easy design and functionality. It is well suited to make quality biomass pellets.

The R type is more of a high-end pellet mill with added features and applications. It's smarter die and roller movements are well suited for pellets with specific quality requirements. It also uses a modern and powerful new gear box. Though it costs more it is totally worth it for its improved functions and features. People who have special demands about pellet quality and is flexible on their budget can consider the R type (mini pellet plant with R-type pellet machine).

  • Do I have to go to your factory for a tutorial on learning how to operate a pellet mill?

Our expert engineers and service team is ever ready to answer every query related to our pellet producing equipment. The 24*7 customer service that we offer through emails and phone calls is more than sufficient. It lets users learn about the machine, at their convenient time and place. We offer unparallel guidance regarding terms of installation, trial running, lubrication, parts replacement and so on.

  • What are the terms of warranty and spare parts?

Answer: This small pellet making unit comes with an assured 1-year guarantee on quality. Regarding the spare parts replacement, there are basically three major spare components of the unit -  die, roller and bearings. It’s important to understand that the kind of raw materials you use in pellet making will directly affect the frequency of spare parts change. Generally, wood pellets would need more servicing than say, straw pellets. ABC Machinery assures its clients of the availability of spare parts, at a moment’s notice. Kindly, call our sales representative for spare parts. Alternatively, you can write to our support team for help.

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