Morbark Introduces Biomass MicroChipper

Updated 9/10/13


New Configuration of 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper Aimed at Pellet Mills

Morbark, Inc., is excited to announce its redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree MicroChipper. This is the latest in design enhancements to make the machine perfect for micro-chip producers.

The 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper was first introduced in 2008 as a compact, affordable and productive biomass chipper. The model was improved by the addition of the Advantage 3 high-performance chipping drum in 2011, which significantly improved chip quality. The latest model includes an enhanced drum set with 16 knives utilizing standard hardware, an operator-friendly slide-in forestry grate system to reduce oversized chips and a mechanically driven chip accelerator to fully load vans with the micro-chips.

“With new biomass plants being built in the United States and the rapid expansion of wood pellet exports to Europe to meet the European Union’s mandate that 20% of its energy come from renewable sources by 2020, our customers need a cost-effective system for making microchips,” said John Foote, Morbark VP of Sales and Marketing. “This newly re-engineered 40/36 MicroChipper is the solution. We are able to produce a far superior product, producing up to 95% acceptable micro-chips at volumes of more than 70 tons per hour.”

In customer tests, up to 95% of the micro-chips produced passed through a ½” grate, and an average of 65% passed through a ¼” grate. These micro-chips are vital for pellet mills, since micro-chips dry and grind faster than standard chips.