CPM, a leading supplier of process equipment and technology for the animal feed, oilseed, biofuel and human food processing industries, unveiled the world's largest ring-die pellet mill last week at the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga.
As the leading manufacturer of pellet mills, CPM continues to innovate with the introduction of CPM 9950-14, its new high-capacity, high-pellet quality mill. With a 2,198 sq. in. die, the new model is almost 40% larger than any other CPM pellet mill.
"The market demanded a pellet mill with higher capacity that didn't sacrifice pellet quality or equipment durability," said Jim Hughes, general manager of CPM-U.S. "In creating the 9950-14, we were able to maintain CPM's traditional two-roll design for maximum efficiency and service life."
High-capacity operations such as swine and turkey feed mills will benefit from the new pellet mill's size and output efficiency, the company noted. Also, its single-reduction, one-piece, cast-iron gearbox is designed to be directly coupled to a wide variety of commercially available motors of up to 800 hp.
Available with options such as CPM's lineator remote roll adjustment and roll speed measurement, the new pellet mill comes loaded with features that increase energy and cost efficiency while mass-producing higher-quality pellets, according to CPM. The company anticipates the 9950-14 to be available for deliveries in the fall.
"We're very excited about the impact this new pellet mill can have upon larger feed mill operations. Its capacity and durability mean many owners can essentially replace two pellet mills with one. The savings can be significant," Hughes said.