CPM Acquires High-Capacity Direct Drive Pellet Mill Technology to Expand its Biomass Equipment Portfolio 

plant with leaves growing out of the ground, with animal feed pellets all around
Blaine, MN. May 31, 2024: CPM, a leading solutions provider of process equipment and engineered technologies, today announced the acquisition of Innovative Pelleting Solutions GmbH and its high-capacity, direct drive pellet mill technology invented by Graf Equipment GmbH.

The new technology brings to the CPM biomass portfolio a high capacity, direct drive pellet mill capable of processing various biomass feedstocks. The move demonstrates CPM’s commitment to its customers looking for higher-capacity, more energy efficient biomass machines. 

“We are steadily and systematically expanding our biomass technology portfolio and are well-positioned to supply and service the global biomass market,” said Maarten Visser, General Manager, Industrial Solutions. “This direct drive pellet mill is the only one of its kind in the biomass industry today. Our customers asked for a higher capacity, lower energy pellet mill with a small footprint, and we listened.” 

With three types of pellet mill solutions, CPM’s biomass equipment portfolio is expansive and offers customers with the flexible options they need to plan their optimal processing operation. 

The all-new Direct Drive technology is beneficial for several reasons. The force from the pellet mill motor is directly driven to the machine which reduces the need for other mechanical components thus offering a smaller footprint and simplified maintenance. Higher torque produces denser pellets. The technology is more sustainable as it lowers the use of grease due to its low vibration and low die speed which also preserves the longevity of machine parts. 

The CPM biomass portfolio now offers a full range of technologies including Direct Drive, Gear Drive and Belt Drive pellet mills. 

To learn more about the comprehensive biomass equipment portfolio from CPM, contact Brock Harrington at [email protected]

About CPM 

CPM Holdings, Inc. is a diversified leading global supplier of process equipment and engineered technologies that sustainably feed, fuel, and build a better world. With its growing family of 17 market-leading product brands, CPM serves a variety of industries including animal feed, consumer food, green energy, advanced materials and sustainable packaging. Founded in 1883, CPM has 1,700 employees across 39 facilities on 4 continents with presence in 150+ countries. From the foods you eat to the fuels you require, CPM plays an important role in making the world more efficient and more sustainable. For more information, visit OneCPM.com. 

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