Pelletiermaschine Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500

By Alicja Woźniak
August 11, 2022

Wiesenfield pellet machine WIE-PM-1500 – how to use it properly?

A pellet machine (also known as a pelletiser) is used to produce pellets. The pellets are usually produced usually from wood, straw or sawdust pressed under high pressure. You can use them as fuel for your pellet furnace or as animal feed. From our article, you will learn how to properly service and operate the Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 pellet making machine.

How does a pellet machine work?

A pelletiser converts biomass, such as sawdust, into pellets in an efficient manner. Once the feedstock is poured into the hopper, it is compressed by a die inside the machine. The process takes place at a high pressure and a temperature of 60 to 80°C, which ensures an optimal pellet consistency. Its size depends on the die used. The diameter of its holes translates into the size of the pellets obtained.

How to use the Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 pelletiser


Pelletiser Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500

  • Versatility – for the production of pellets from organic materials for heating and fertilising and feed for animals
  • Efficiency – processes 60-100 kg/h of feed or 40-60 kg/h of wooden sawdust
  • High power – 3000 W motor delivers 1430 rpm
  • Durability – excellent pellet consistency thanks to an operating temperature of 60 to 80°C
  • Intuitive – compact, mobile and easy to use machine on four wheels

Pelletiser Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 – machine overview

ATTENTION: This article is intended as a guide to facilitate the use of the device. Before you start working, be sure to read the manual and the safety instructions contained in it!

Take a close look at all the components that the pellet making machine is made of:

  1. The upper casing
  2. Hopper
  3. OFF button
  4. Power indicator light
  5. Emergency stop button
  6. ON button
  7. Operating indicator
  8. Control box
  9. Storage compartment
  10. Wheels
  11. Gearbox
  12. Chute

Pellet making machine Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 – assembly of the device

Once you have unpacked your pellet machine, follow the steps below:

  1. Fix the wheels of the machine using the screws and washers provided.
  2. Fix the net onto the hopper.
  3. Place the hopper on the machine casing and screw it on.
  4. Also screw on the chute.

How do I prepare the Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 for operation?

  1. Place the pelletizer in a safe, clean, stable place (away from heat and water) to ensure air flow.
  2. Make sure that the power supply to the appliance matches the data given on the rating plate.
  3. Check that all screws and bolts are tightened.
  4. Inject grease on the main shaft using a grease gun.
  5. Dismantle the rollers and remove the bearings.
  6. Grease the bearings and assemble the rollers.
  7. Remember to lubricate the bearings and rollers with grease intended for this purpose.
  8. Repeat this operation every 8 hours of pellet machine operation.
  9. Adjust the rollers to ensure free movement of the die.
  10. Top up the oil.

How do I grind the die before first use?

Remember to prepare the machine correctly before grinding the die (see above)!

  1. To grind a new die you need:
    • 5 kg of sawdust (sawdust or flour),
    • 1,5 l of vegetable oil (can be used or dirty),
    • 5 kg of fine sand (optional).
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bucket until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  3. Connect the pelletizer to the power source, then switch on using the ON button. The motor should start and the die should begin to rotate.
  4. Place the pellet container under the chute.
  5. Push the mixture through the die 80-90 times until the pellets meet the quality requirements.

How to start the Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 pellet machine – operating guide

Once you have the machine ready to use and the die grinded, you can proceed. Before using it for the first time or after replacing the die, always verify that the direction of rotation of the die is in line with the arrow (sticker on the casing). Follow the following steps in sequence:

  1. Prepare the mixture for pellet making – the maximum length of raw material should be about 5 mm.
  2. Connect the pelletizer to the power source, then switch on using the ON button. The motor should start and the die should begin to rotate.
  3. Place the pellet container under the chute.
  4. Pour a small amount of the mixture to be granulated into the hopper. If you throw in too large of a portion at once, the die may clog.
  5. Follow the same procedure until the prepared mix has been completely processed.
  6. When you have finished working, switch the machine off with the OFF button and unplug it from the power supply.
  7. Remember not to stop the machine during pellet pressing (except for emergency stop)! The machine may clog.
  8. Clean the machine so that no pellets are left on the rollers or in the die.
  9. Be aware that the pellets will only reach the correct consistency once they have cooled down.

Servicing the Wiesenfield WIE-PM-1500 step by step

Always ensure that the pelletiser is not connected to the electricity supply before carrying out maintenance.

Replacement/disassembly of the die

  1. Unscrew the hopper and remove it from the casing.
  2. Remove the screws adjusting the pressure between the die and the rollers and the screws securing the upper casing.
  3. Pull out the rollers.
  4. Clean up any remaining material.
  5. You can use a drill to pre-push the holes in the die.
  6. Use an Allen key to unscrew the die.
  7. To pull out the die, first screw the holder in with two screws. Then slowly screw in screw 3, then the die will begin to rise gently.
  8. Pull out the die.
  9. Clean the rollers of any remaining material.
  10. Clean or replace the die with a new one – remember to use only non-corrosive cleaning agents for cleaning.
  11. Thoroughly dry the components after each cleaning.
  12. When assembling, repeat the previous steps in reverse order.

Roller and die lubrication

Lubricate the rollers and the die with bearing grease after every 8 hours of operation.

  1. Dismantle the hopper.
  2. Remove and dismantle the rollers.
  3. Remove bearings.
  4. Grease bearings.
  5. Twist rollers and install on die.
  6. Insert and tighten screws.
  7. Inject grease into the die using the supplied grease gun.
  8. Insert the tip of the grease gun into the grease injection hole.
  9. Press on the handle of the grease gun to start the injection.

Oil change

Remember to change the oil after 60 hours of operation.

  1. Place the used oil container in a suitable place.
  2. Loosen the screw (marked “b”).
  3. Wait for the oil to drain.
  4. Tighten screw “b”.
  5. To pour fresh oil into the box, unscrew the oil filler marked “a”. Pour in the oil and then screw the filler cap on.
  6. Measure the oil level and oil condition with the detachable dipstick.

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