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WSM Wood Fiber Processing Solutions for the Panel Industry

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Jul 9, 2018 11:44:00 AM

Fiber preparation (milling and screening) for MDF and Particleboard furnish. Hog fuel processing systems. Panel trim and reject panel processing. Fiber recovery for OSB. West Salem Machinery’s (WSM) mill-duty processing machinery and systems deliver field proven reliability and low maintenance operation.

WSM’s Fuel Processing systems allow panel mills to utilize a wide range of fuel types – from traditional 2” minus bark to 20 mesh minus wood dust. Vertical or horizontal feed hogs, hammermills, complete grinding/milling systems with optional pre-screening, support structures, and access platform provide simplified design and installation.

WSM’s Horizontal Hogging and Grinding systems are ideally suited for processing panel trim and reject panels. The horizontal feed easily handles wide and long piece size material, including side and end trim, edgings, veneer trim, and reject panels. Offered in a full range of sizes, WSM horizontal hogs and grinders are used throughout the panel industry to reclaim valuable fiber. 

Wood fiber processing for OSB, particleboard, MDF, and composite materials (wood/plastic) is easily handled by WSM’s screening and milling machinery, including vibrating screens, disc screens, and trommel screens. These machines deliver a consistently sized fiber product for improved processing performance.

For more information on WSM’s complete line of processing equipment and solutions for the Panel Industry, contact WSM at, view our web site at or call us at 800-722-3530.


If you would like more information or to set up an interview with West Salem Machinery, please contact Denise Fine at 866-253-1082 or email Denise at

Topics: Press Release, Fiber Processing