Infinite Briquetter " Little Master" (Ram Press)

Impact Briquettor Description

The Infinite Briquetting " Little Master " IB series is a revolution in the Briquetting technology.

It encompasses many traditional briquetting ideas and utilizes today’s cutting edge engineering & technology ,which makes the machine more operator friendly ,durable , problem free while ensuring high performance & efficient processing around the clock.

In simple words , Infinite Briquetters are  best in class in terms of reliability, performance, maintenance and cost of  operation. The advancements in our  design have resulted in a reduction in power consumption by up to 30% in the briquetting press and increased output by up to 20% viz-a-viz industry standards.
The Infinite briquetters  "Little master" are supported by the most advanced software available

( CAD, Solidworks etc) while most parts are CNC machined & certified with the strict quality control procedure ( As per CE standards) & as a result  our briquetters can produce extremely high quality briquettes, due to high pressure exerted in the compression chamber.

The superior ratio between the hourly Output/kw used & the low running cost are particularly advantages compared with other technologies compared on  the market.

Infinite have also added a number of features for reducing maintenance requirements and drastically cutting down time resulting in improved availability and lower maintenance costs like compact die holder with no cooling requirement, two piece punch, VFD feeding system etc.

In short Infinite Briquetting system are technically advanced & equipped with extra features, making briquetting most easy for any Biomass makes the project the project viable in any location..

The Unique feature of Infinite Briquetters " Little Master" IB Series are as follows :

  • Compact Foot Print
  • Sturdy , Durable , Robust & Power full  (High Powered Performance)
  • Superior design for lesser shock load & Vibrations
  • Minimizing reliance on operators
  • Maximum Plant availability & system Efficiency
  • High quality , reliability & precision in structural components
  • Longer Service intervals of Briquetter
  • Service Friendly design for quick & Easy maintenance /Shortest downtimes for maintenance
  • Extremely Low Maintenance & running cost
  • Energy Efficient machines with lowest specific energy consumption /ton briquettes produced ratio
  • Longer Life of wear Parts , Quickest wear parts replacement time
  • High Compressing pressure Special Dies for high strength biomass briquettes production


Infinite " Little master" consist of followings sub parts :

Briquetting Press

The biomass briquetting press is of reciprocating type capable of handling impact loads  necessary for the briquetting process.
The press comprises of a cranking mechanism complete with all necessary bearings, inertia loads and fasteners to ensure minimum friction and maximum reliability of operation. The body shall be of fabricated MS construction with adequate thickness and appropriate stiffeners and buttresses to meet the shock load requirements. All load bearing and moving parts shall be of materials and hardness as per the requirements of their respective duties to ensure longer life and trouble free operation. Flywheels with adequate moment of Inertia shall be provided to restrict the load variation on the drive motor  to within 5% of its maximum load and to ensure smooth and safe operation of the machine.

The power transmission shall be by a multi layer, heavy duty, nylon reinforced leather belt. The machine shall have a transparent acrylic cover for easy and quick inspection.

Dies and Die holder

The compaction of biomass shall be achieved by a pressing the biomass in the feeder box through a set of dies, housed in the die holder, which shall be positioned in the front side of the body of the machine suitably secured by clamps. All dies shall be of special alloy steel and suitably hardened to ensure longer life.
The punch which presses the biomass shall be fastened to the piston by means of a collet for easy removal and easy alignment. The punch shall also be hardened special alloy steel for maximum life.

Biomass Feeding

Material Conveyor Screw
The  material  conveyor  would  transfer  the   biomass  into  the  feed hopper of the briquetting machine.  The material  conveyor  would be  a screw  conveyor  of  sufficient  capacity.  It  shall be  located  between  the Material storage/Holding Bin (Optional) & feed hopper of Briquettor.  The  screw  conveyor would  be  driven  by  a motor  through reduction gear.   The  motor is provided with a variable frequency drive so that the  speed  of  the  screw  conveyor  can  be  varied  and the  quantity  of  material  fed  into  the  system  is controlled. 

Vertical Screw
The feed hopper (vertical) shall be fitted with a vertical screw to force the biomass into the feeder box to ensure maximum output and free flow of the biomass within the hopper. The vertical screw shall be driven by an electric motor through speed reducing mechanism. The vertical hopper shall also have view ports with transparent acrylic sheet for viewing the biomass flow within the hopper.

Lubrication System

The lubrication of the moving parts shall by pressurised oil film lubrication to ensure longest life of the bearings and other moving parts. The lubrication system shall consist of an oil cooling and pumping unit and a distribution system.

The oil pump with electric motor drive mounted on an oil reservoir with a suitably sized oil filter. The oil reservoir design shall be such that it shall act as a cross flow heat exchanger with copper tubes. The oil shall flow on the shell side and the cooling water on the tube side.

The Oil distribution shall be by means of a distribution header located in the back plate of the machine body. The oil distribution shall be by means of copper tubes to the stationary parts. The oil distribution to moving parts shall be by steel wire reinforced flexible rubber tubes. The oil flowing out from the bushes is collected within the machine body and flows back to the oil reservoir by gravity. Suitable and adequate number of oil seals and O rings are provided to prevent leakage of oil from the machine.

Control Panel

The control panel shall be of  control station type
The control panel shall be equipped with suitable ammeter ,voltmeter indicating lamps and push buttons for control of main motor, oil pump drive motor and vertical screw drive motor.

The control panel shall have a star delta starter for the main motor with suitable relays and timers and DOL starters for the other two motors. All starters shall be suitably inter-linked to ensure proper sequence for starting and stopping. An MCB of suitable rating shall also be provided to ensure the safety of the motors and the panel. Provision for incorporating starter and controls for feed screw motor shall also be provided in the panel.

Models Specifications (Performance Parameters)

Infinite Impact Briquetter Models

  IB 125 IB-750 IB 1000
Machine Output (kg/h) 100-225 550-850 950-1250
Connected Loads (hp)  10.5  35 70
Main Motor
Oil Pump
Vertical Feeder
Conveyor
1 0
0.5
--
--
30
0.5+0.5*
2
2
60
1+1*
5
3
Displacement (m3/hr) 2.71 7.64 13.45
Max Pressure (kg/cm2) 1500 1500 1500
Stroke (mm) 120 150 190
Speed (RPM) 300 300 180
Briquette Diameter ( mm) 35 60 90
Oil Cooling (Heat X area) -- .64 m2 Heat X with 1.2 m2area
Overall Dimensions 1 x .4 x.7 1.6 x .6 x 1 2000 (l) x 750 (w) x 1400 (h)
Power Consumption kW 6-8 (max) 17-22 (max) 32-41 (max)

* Standby

Note As a result of continuous research and developments. the specifications and design features of the machine are subjects to changes from time to time.

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Salient Features







Infinite Advantage

It is easy to see, how Infinite energy´s superior design, workmanship and attention to detail translates into observable advantages. Following is a brief list of such verifiable advantages.
Parameter Infinite Briquettor The Competition The Infinite Advantages
Specific power consumption
consumption
22-30kWh/MT 30-40kWh/MT Lesser Connected Load, Lesser Power
connection andlesser demand charges
Lesser power cost per MT of briquette.
Connecting rod length
to stroke ratio
5 1.5-2 Lesser shock loads and radial loads,
Lesser bearing load and greater
bearing life
Flywheel and body parts Smaller Bigger Easier to dismantle and maintain, Lesser
starting loads. Smaller parts also allow
more access room for maintenance
Piston removal Front of Machine From Top only Easier and quicker dismantling, without
need to dismantle flywheel or crank
shaft.
Feeder box fixture Screwed to the die holder Tied to the body Quick removal along with die holder and
hence easier replacement of oil seal and
punch.Easy removal of Biomass from
bottom itself.
Punch Two piece Single piece of
punch
Lesser spare cost very quickand easy
replacement.
Inclined screw converyor Single piece steel tube
Variable speed AC drive
Inclined helical geared
motor unit
Two pieces
Single speed
Worm Gear unit
No leakage and better appearances
Stepless speed control of BiomassHassle
free assembly/ dismantling and better
appearances Higher efficiency.
Bought out items Standard Sub-Vendors N.A Reliable components with longer life and
lesser maintenance.

Infinite´s Design Guidelines

Manufacturing Process

Fuel briquette is black / brown in colour.. When agro-waste of cellular nature is briquetted, it produces low cost, high calorific value fuel which can from a good substitute for wood and coal. This implies conversion of waste into a useful energy source. The end product has the following typical proximate analysis :-

  • Waste materials are tested for their chemical composition to decide on their suitability and to select a proper mix.
  • Dried Biomass material containing approximately. 10 - 15 % moisture is suitable for briquetting. However if material has higher moisture content it needs to be dried (through dryer or sun dry) before use.
  • Material is screened, chopped and ground to get the desired size and bulk density and is pneumatically transported into storage bins. This helps in separation of the heavier and metallic particles and also unifying moisture content in the material. Air used is hot or wet as the case may be, for control of moisture. ln this process the cellulose bonding in biomass collapses due to application of high pressure (1200 kg/sq.cm), and temperature (200 o C) & more thereby fluidizing the lignin.
  • The moisture content in the material should be lesser than 12% for best results during compaction. Material from bin is discharged to the machine through regulated conveyors where it is compressed in specially designed dies. The compression raises the temperature of the material, softening some of the inherent binders in it, which come to the surface and bind the material together.
  • Briquettes formed are in the shape of logs or pellets, which are forced through tracks for proper shaping, by cooling them under pressure.
  • Cooled briquettes are cut and packed in bags or stored in bulk for shipment or use.
  • No Binder is required in the process.

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Uses & Application of Biomass Briquettes "Bio-Coal"

Briquetted fuel can be used by the industrial, commercial and household sectors. It is ideally suited for use in the following areas: