West Salem Machinery has completed delivery of a complete hog fuel screening and hogging system to a major paper manufacturer.
The system was fully engineered and manufactured by WSM, including conveyors, magnetics, WSM 48-9 disc screen, WSM 4048BP wood/bark hog with pivot case, and support structures with access platforms. The heavy-duty disc screen provides pre-screening of bark and wood waste, with over-sized material processed through WSM's vertical feed wood/bark hog. Screened and hogged material are collected on a common discharge conveyor and transferred to fuel storage. WSM completely pre-assembled all components prior to shipment to insure a quick and easy field installation.
This customer took advantage of WSM's unique optional hog housing design. This design provides lower installation costs and a space-saving design by allowing the infeed chute works to remain in place during service. The pivoted housing operates using a hydraulic power unit and dual hydraulic cylinders mounted to the sides of the machine. When it is time to inspect or maintain your WSM hog, you simply remove the mounting bolts and actuate the hydraulic cylinders - opening the machine housing in a quick, easy, and safe manner. The large opening provides outstanding access to the wear components, making it much easier to inspect the machine and to rotate or remove the modular screen grates, hammers, and anvil.