Wood Pallet Recycling

When selecting wood pallet shredder(pallet crusher) for the processing of pallets and pallet scrap, the first consideration should be the intended use of the end product. Examples include animal bedding, boiler fuel, pellets & briquettes, cellulosic ethanol, landscape mulch, playground coverings, and composite wood.

pallet shredder wood pallet recycling
The following criteria should also be considered for pallet recycling:

– Required throughput
– Required final size
– Size and uniformity of in-feed pallets or scrap
– Method of feeding and collecting from the shredder or crusher

All WANROOETECH shredding equipment is custom configured to suit the user’s material and production goals. WANROOETCH’s Pallet shredder provides an efficient solution for companies that need to quickly and cost-effectively dispose of waste wooden pallets. Wood pallet timber shredder machine capacities typically range between1,500kg/hr –9,000kg/hr+ depending on the model, material type and application.

Wood pallet shredding final product:

Wood Pallet metal staples
waste wood pallet after shredding wood pallet metal staples

What is a wood pallet?
The wooden tray is a tray made from natural wood. It is a wide tray now. Tray is a horizontal platform for containers, stacking, handling and transportation, placing goods and products in unit load. Because it is cheap and strong, it is widely used.

What are the problems with wood pallet?
Wood tray is mainly in terms of health, clean, production stability. Wood is easily tidal, moldy, insects, and cannot be cleaned. In addition, the surface of the wood and screw corrosion problems cannot be overcome.

Why do we need to recycle wood pallets?
Wood Pallet is a widely used packing solution for cargo transportation due to its convenience and easiness of handling. This would be originated from 20th century 30’s, the US Army for the first time used pallets to improve cargo transporting and handling efficiency, ensuring the material supply. After that, pallets became widely used in countries around the world. Nowadays, in the US, 80% of the merchandise trades are transported by pallet, in Europe, 0.28 billion pallets are in use and circulated among enterprises each year. In China, there are about 0.1 billion pallets in use. Among all these pallets, 90% of them are wood pallets. The recyclable plastic pallets only take up 8%. The use of this large proportion of wood pallet is because wood pallet is cheaper and stronger. How to recycle scrap wood pallets in a cost-effective and efficient way? Wood recycling machines like wood pallet shredders can help.

Wood pallet recycling process:
Conveyor-Wood Pallet Shredder-Overband Magnetic Separator

single shaft shredder

double shaft shredder

Wood pallet shredder in scrap wood pallet recycling
Along with the wide use of wood pallets, every day it generates a large volume of waste/broken wood pallets that needs to be disposed or recycled. Shredder is very necessary and important equipment in the recycling process of wood pallets. Wood pallets after the shredding, grinding and drying process can be made into wood powder. No matter in our houses and offices, there are a lot of furniture, windows, and doors are made from wood powder. In some power stations, the wood powder is used as a green fuel to generate electricity. Waste wood pallets after shredding, drying and the carbonizing process can also be made into smokeless charcoal. In the paper-making industry, wood pallets after the shredding and chipping process are made into wood pulp, and then made into new paper.

What are the highlights of wood pallet shredder?
Pallets can be processed by single shaft shredder or two shaft shredder. Both have their benefits and cons.

1. The knife seat and blades on the rotor are removable for easy cleaning, maintenance and servicing.
2. Each moving knife has 4 cutting edges, which can be rotated 90° for further use after wear.
3. The main shaft is driven by a gear reducer box, with smooth running, low noise and high torque.
4. The PLC program control system is adopted, which can automatically forward and reverse, making the machine run stably.
5. The box is welded and tempered after welding, eliminating the welding stress.
6. The movable knife mounting position is machined by a machining center to ensure the same clearance of each movable knife and fixed knife.
7. The movable knife seat is attached to the knife shaft with high-strength screws in an embedded way, which can prevent the welded type from dropping the knife after long-term vibration.
8. Easy transportation after shredding, which can reduce transportation costs, increase transportation efficiency and facilitate secondary processing.

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