SALEM, OR — West Salem Machinery, a manufacturer of processing machinery for the wood products industry, has completed the design and engineering work of a wood fiber preparation system that mechanically converts wood chips, saw dust and other forest products residuals into densified wood biomass, according to Biomass Magazine.

The system, engineered and manufactured by West Salem Machinery, can handle up to 100 dry tons per hour of wood fiber, including pre-screening, shredding and/or milling of material. Specifically, the system includes two West Salem Machinery drag chain reclaims, which allow bulk loading and metered feeding of wood fibers, a belt conveyor with an overhead self-cleaning permanent magnet, a vibrating screen and a 4272S swing hammer shredder/hammermill.

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