The Ram Group, Inc. specializes in wood scrap related machinery and material handling systems. The Ram Group offers hopper style Scan Hugger Grinders, Scan Horizontal Grinders, and Scan Scrap Guillotines. Related systems offered by The Ram Group include chip augers and chip conveyors, wood scrap conveyors, fan and filter systems, silos, and spark detection systems.

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Scanhugger Grinders, with their exclusive "chip-pocket" rotor design and square shoulder knife design, are capable of grinding most any type of wood scrap; including hardwood and softwood cutoffs, particle board or MDF scrap, high pressure laminates, veneer trimmings, truss cutoffs, pallets, dunnage, paper and cardboard.

The cornerstone of the Scanhugger design is a PLC controlled, hydraulic operated ram system. The ram pushes the woodscrap into the grinding rotor at a uniform, controlled rate, keeping the main motor operating at optimum efficiency. U.S. built and tested control panel featuring SQUARE-D Symax 50 PLC controller and FURNAS ELECTRIC Controls.

Chip size is controlled using a heavy duty, perforated chip screen with square holes. The holes can range in size from 3/8" to 2". The rotor has precision machined chip pockets in front of each alloy steel knife. The exclusive design maximizes the Scanhugger output. Tooling costs are minimal in that the knives are indexable four times, and can be reground at least once. Chip removal can be accomplished using a central dust collection system, a material handling fan, or an optional discharge chip auger or chip conveyor.

The main transmission features U.S. motor with 1.15 service factor, standard v-belt drives, and helical gearbox which is rated for at least two times the main drive motor.

The main motor uses oversized double row tapered roller bearings with "power lock" hubs. These components are ideal for use with high torque loads and are not affected by vibration and load reversals typical of wood scrap grinders.

The ram guide system features reversible phoenolic ways for "day-in, day-out" long wearing dependability. Also, heavy duty UHMW adjustable gibs insure smooth ram operation.



Horizontal Slow Turning Woodgrinder- The Scanhugger HL 35/30/2 and HL 55/30/2 are low noise, low KW grinders ideally suited for locating in the factory at the source of the waste. Operating in line with the gang saw, straight lline rip saw, or panel saw, the grinders eliminate the handling of off-cuts and edgings. The cutting knives are indexable 4 times and can be ground 1 or 2 times depending on the wear. The chip size is determined by the hole diameter in the screen.


- New 'chip pocket' rotor and knife design

- Reversible and sharpenable shoulder style cutting knives and counter knives

- Rugged mainframe and ram construction.

- Chrome-nickel shafting with 'power lock' hubs

- Hydraulic oil sensors for low level or high temp shutdown

- Hour meter furnished with preventative maintenance schedule

- Eight models offered to match your needs

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