Infinite Briquetter " Little Master" (Ram Press)
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Impact Briquettor DescriptionThe 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 PressThe 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 holderThe 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 FeedingMaterial 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.
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 SystemThe 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 PanelThe 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|
| 1 0
|Max Pressure (kg/cm2)||1500||1500||1500|
|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)|
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.
Infinite AdvantageIt 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
|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
|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
|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
|Punch||Two piece||Single piece of
|Lesser spare cost very quickand easy
|Inclined screw converyor||
Single piece steel tube
Variable speed AC drive
Inclined helical geared
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
Infinite´s Design Guidelines
Manufacturing ProcessFuel 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.
Images & Description
Main Drive Motor Drive Pulley
Flat Belt Flywheel - 2 nos
Feed Hopper Feeding chute
Feeder Box Feeder Box
Punch Die Cover
Wear Ring Taper Die
Pipe Die Die Holder
Die Holder Clamp
Body Feeder Box Inspection hole cover plate
Pin Inspection hole cover plate Rear Inspection hole cover plate
Acrylic Top Cover
Crank Shaft Main Bearing
O Ring Main Bearing Housing
Oil Seal Oil Seal Cover Plate
Check nuts Connecting Rod
Connecting rod-2 Crank Pin Bearing
Link Pin Link Pin Bearing
Cross Head Cross head guide check nut
Cross head guide Cross head bearing
Ram oil seal housing Ram Oil seal
Oil seal Cover Plate