C. F. Nielsen - Model BP 5500 BBCS - Mechanical Briquetting Press
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BP 5500 is a sturdy and reliable mechanical briquetting press designed for companies with large demand for automatic or semi-automatic production of industrial or consumer briquettes. The press is therefore often connected to a large silo with automatic discharge system, for unmanned operation. The standard BP5500 has the functional BBCS, Basic Briquetting Control System including a 5.7' multi-colour monitor with user-friendly touch screen operation.
The BBCS control system has its own IP address in order to allow direct internet access and make it possible to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and even reprogram the system. The control system includes all operational instructions and messages in up to 16 different languages. The log function, storing all vital running informations on a CF memory card, is an important tool for analysing and improving the briquetting process.
BP 5500 with BBCS has a Siemens PLC to control all vital functions. The press is suitable for semiautomatic operation around the clock. The expected capacity for consumer briquettes is 900 - 1100 kg/h and max. 1400 kg/h for industrial briquettes. The high capacity with a variety of raw materials, even with very low density is secured by fitting the BP 5500 with two compression screws. This principle will also distribute the wear and tear far more evenly across the screws, piston and dies to reduce the maintenance costs.
Level sensors placed in the buffer silo send signals to have the silo loaded again in time, as long as sufficient raw material is avalable. The control system automatically stops the press, just before the buffersilo is empty.
BP 5500 has a very strong steel housing. The two heavy flywheels and all vital parts have been integrated in the housing. The protective sheet metal casings provide protection for all vital parts and easy cleaning. Base for the unit is a heavy, steel reinforced concrete foundation to secure steady operation.
The HD version is recommended for pressing of straw and other abrasive raw materials with a high content of dirt and grinding dust etc. The compressions screws for the HD version are coated with a layer of hard-metal. An advanced die system with round or square dies for various applications is available for. BP 5500 HD has a strong 55 kW motor to provide enough power for production of high quality consumer briquettes from softwood as well as hardwood.
For production of square briquettes for consumers, we recommend installing the optional easy start system based on automatical feeding of grain into the raw material, just before stopping the press. This makes the restart of a cold prees much easier and reduces the load on bearing and excentric etc.
An enlarged inlet housing with additional sensors and ventilation of the compression chamber as well as corrosion protection is available as an option for straw briquetting. Special compression dies with exchangeable wear ring is also included in the straw briquetting package.
- Sturdy design for steady operation around the clock for many years.
- Low vibration level due to heavy flywheels
- High capacity due to efficient feeding system
- Flexible die system for round or square briquettes
- Advanced BBCS control system including Siemens PLC
- A large range of accessories, such as automatic briquette saw and cutter as well as automatic packaging solutions, is available.
- Briquette dimension: Ø75 or 65x65 mm square - with or without hole
- Main motor: 45 kW standard / 55 kW + softstart for HD version
- Capacity range: 900 - 1400 kg/hour *)
- Pressure lubrication: Crosshead bearings
- Weight: app. 5500 kg
- Dim. (BxHxL): 1700x1550x2850 mm
*The capacity is depending on raw material and briquette size