Automation in the processing and drying of mate grass and exchange of the use of wood for chips
Lippel recently delivered a Raptor 700 Model Forest Chopper to a cooperative company in Paraguay.
This Paraguayan company works with the planting and processing of yerba mate and before it was dried by rotary dryers fed to the wood. However, the wood was representing a high cost of purchase, greater maintenance because it is necessary to be fed manually besides inconstant yield. This company aimed to automate the process of drying the mate and for this they contacted Lippel.
After studying the customer's needs, the solution was offered through the exchange of the use of firewood for the use of wood chips.
Lippel offered this solution because the chip has a higher calorific value than ordinary wood, has greater homogeneity in firing, thus providing a constant yield and a way to lower the costs of the company.
Usage and Results Impressions
Now the company has acquired a Forest Picador that will be used picador for the own production of wood chips for its system of drying of mate grass.
The equipment was chosen based on its high productivity, being able to produce 30 tons of chips per hour, which surpasses the needs of the client.
In the delivery process, Lippel performed a startup of training and training the use of the picador to employees, the company was very satisfied with the result.
In summary we can say that this project of automation and startup in Paraguay was a success.