Hammer Mills

In machinery manufacturing and milling industries there is a saying that if you have a hammer mill, you have a business.

Drotsky says: “If you have a Drotsky hammer mill, you are guaranteed a successful business.”

Milling is the process of breaking up or crushing material into smaller pieces to make it more palatable for human and animal consumption. Through the years Drotsky has sold more than 60 000 hammer mills in Southern Africa, and the advantage of this unconventionally designed hammer mill is that the milled product comes out of the machine at a far higher rate than with the old designs for optimal efficiency.

How does a Drotsky hammer mill work?

Material is fed into the milling chamber via a gravity feed hopper with an adjustable slide to control the feed material. In the milling chamber the material is struck by hammers (rectangular pieces of hardened steel) attached to rotor arms that are attached to a shaft. This rotor rotates at a high speed inside the milling chamber and the material is crushed by repeated hammer impacts.

A perforated metal screen covers the full circle of the milling chamber and allows for properly sized material to pass as finished product while the course material remains in the milling chamber for further grinding. The screen size you choose determines the size of the finished product.

Advantages of a hammer mill

For the small farmer or any other user wishing to add value to their operation, the small hammer mill presents a cost effective, sensible and practical option. The benefits are low capital and low running costs, minimal maintenance, faster milling times and more hygienic milling conditions.

The user can immediately start earning an income with the hammer mill. Where an organization or group uses it, it will have an immediate effect on the quality and speed with which the milled product can be delivered.

These Drotsky machines are designed and built in Africa for African conditions. For a small investment, a big return can be obtained in terms of monetary advantages if these machines are used as income producing assets, or in the improvement of quality if supplied to groups or communities who use milling machinery for their daily food needs.

  • Low capital and Low running costs

  • Minimal maintenance

  • Faster milling times

  • Hygienic milling conditions

  • Immediately start earning

  • Designed for African conditions

Hammer Mill Products

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