100.000 tons/per year - Consumer briquettes (logs)

100.000 tons/per year – Consumer briquettes (logs)

The company HIT – Holzindustrie Torgau, Germany – is one of the largest manufacturers of Euro Pallets in Europe. They have a high amount of softwood wood waste and they decided in 2011 to study if it would be a good idea to produce consumer briquettes from their waste.

The goal was to establish a high capacity line with briquette packages weighing exactly 10 kg per package. For the project, C.F. Nielsen designed and developed a check weighing system ensuring exact weight of each package, thus increasing productivity by 2-3.000 tons per year.

As a result of the design and negotiations in 2013, we delivered the largest and most efficient consumer briquetting line in the world consisting of 12 BP6500 Briquetting presses, automatic saws with check weighing systems. Each press has a capacity of 1.200-1.300 kg resulting in an hourly capacity of approx. 15 tons per hour or up to 120.000 tons per year of Ø90 mm briquettes with our without holes.

See the impressive pictures below:

The range of products from HIT Torgau where the waste is used for briquettes
Aerial view of HIT Torgau in Germany.
Drying of raw materials in a belt dryer
The lay-out for the briquetting plant
The 12 BP6500 briquetting presses.
Cooling lines with briquettes entering the BP350 saws.
Briquettes exiting the BP350 saws – weights are registered by checkweighers and lengths adjusted accordingly.
An aerial view of part of the briquetting plant
Aligning of briquettes before the packaging machine
Briquettes entering the packaging machine
If you wish to read more about the HIT case, please find the article “Probably the largest briquetting plant in the world“.

Briquetting Press BP 6510

Briquette size: Ø90, 100, 75x75 mm
Capacity: 1100-2300 kg/h
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