Repurposing Wood Waste with the WSM 4864 Horizontal Grinder

WSM’s All-Electric Horizontal Titan-Series Grinder

West Salem Machinery’s horizontal grinders are ideal machines for processing all forms of wood waste. With seamless integration into recycling systems, WSM’s vertical and horizontal feed grinding machines deliver an effective solution for converting wood waste into repurposed wood fiber materials.

Recently, this customer installed WSM’s 4864 Horizontal grinder and in-feed conveyor at their site. To ensure a smooth startup process, WSM dispatched one of our experienced service technicians to work closely with the plant maintenance and production teams onsite. Our technician trained the plant personnel on the operation of the equipment and on maintenance practices to keep it running at peak performance, maximizing the return on their investment.

At WSM, we don’t just deliver grinding solutions; we deliver the service and support to get you up and running smoothly and efficiently from day one. 

The Process

WSM partnered with this facility to design and supply a cost-effective system to reduce the amount of material entering landfills. The incoming materials from construction sites are sorted with “wood waste” and the system is designed to receive materials from a sorting belt, or by direct batch loading using an excavator to the grinder for the making of sized wood fiber. Once ground to size, the wood fiber then passes under a magnet for ferrous metal removal. The final ground product serves as fuel for generating electricity. The grinder’s ability to transform waste to reusable material is a great example of sustainability in action.

At West Salem Machinery, our high-quality industrial machines offer a solutions-oriented designs, always keeping your bottom line in mind.


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