EMSA recently entered into a contract with Portuguese company Forestcorte for the purchase of equipment to shred and screen wood (trunks, branches and roots) for the manufacture of biomass. The objective of the project, which is based in the south of France, is to produce green energy, whilst preventing forest fires by clearing land.
Forestcorte has over 12 years of experience in this sector in Portugal, Spain and France. EMSA, which has exclusive importation rights for the Irish Edge brand, has supplied Forestcorte with two machines: a Slayer XL shredder for bulky materials and a TRM622 Trommel.
Subsequent to analysis of the material and the needs of the client, EMSA chose the two aforementioned units to process the material and then separate the pre-shredded wood from the reject material in the trommel.
The process consists of feeding the Edge Slayer XL with the material in its uprooted state, including trunks and stumps in an advanced state of decomposition along with with a large quantity of roots and soil. The approximate size of these pieces is 1.8 m x 1 m x 1.5 m in diameter.
EMSA technical experts set up the mobile, track-mounted version of the Slayer XL shredder with the following optional extras:
- Extended hopper
- Two shafts fitted with 9 special shredding teeth and 8 counter knives Electromagnet to prevent metal objects from entering the shredding and screening process
- Moreover, the unit was programmed to carry out an automatic cleaning cycle every 20 seconds to prevent clogging.
- When the trunks are pre-shredded to a size of between 150 mm and 200 mm, the material is fed directly from the shredder conveyor to the hopper of the mobile, wheel-mounted trommel.