Georgia on our Minds: WEIMA at IWF 2022


The wood industry is where it all began for WEIMA’s size reduction machinery. Since then, the machinery has evolved along with the industry to process a variety of wood waste, including hardwood, softwood, veneer, MDF, plywood, skeletons, dust, shavings, and more! WEIMA plans to feature shredders and briquette presses in their booth at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta in August, 2022!


Many companies have goals in mind that include sustainability, profitability, space savings, and workforce maximization. With WEIMA's wood waste size reduction equipment, each one of these goals can be achieved.


Shred it where it's made

Since the 1980s, WEIMA has been a leader in shredding and grinding machinery for the wood industry. This machinery makes it possible for companies to reduce wood waste right where it’s created. Since wood waste comes in many shapes and sizes, WEIMA wood shredders come in a variety of sizes.


Hopper-fed or Horizontal? Here's how to choose.

Hopper-fed shredders have a range of infeed dimensions so that even the bulkiest of materials, including furniture pieces or plywood panels, can be introduced into the shredder without pre-cutting the material. For smaller materials WEIMA offers many single-shaft shredders with smaller infeed hoppers, including the WEIMA Woodchuck.

Don't let its small footprint fool you-- this machine has plenty of shredding power for end cuts, blocks, and other wood waste pieces!


Linear waste is ideally shredded using a horizontal wood grinder that can be placed near a CNC machine or table saw, which is creating the waste material. The linear wood waste can fall directly onto an infeed conveyor for hands-off shredding. WEIMA's horizontal wood shredders are ideal for processing window profiles, skeletons, rippings, and other kinds of linear wood waste.

This line of machinery includes the Beaver 400 and the Horizontal Beaver 300, as well as the Tiger 600-- all of which will be on display in the WEIMA booth at IWF!

WEIMA Horizontal Beaver 300 shreds panel scrap

This Horizontal Beaver 300 is equipped with a vibrating infeed conveyor, which allows scrap wood to consistently advance toward the rotor for optimal throughput.


Dependable and ubiquitous

WEIMA shredders are well-known in wood shops worldwide. They can be found in a variety of operations including joineries, cabinetmakers' workshops, furniture companies, cabinetmakers, lumber yards, sawmills, and more!

How an operation feeds a WEIMA shredder is dependent on the shape of the waste stream.


The benefits of wood shredding

Shredding wood waste where it’s created has many potential benefits. Space savings in production facilities is a high priority—storing bulky wood scrap takes up valuable floor space. Often this material is loaded into dumpsters for transport to an off-site location, and companies pay by the truckload and not by weight. Shredding bulky wood waste can maximize the space in these dumpsters and minimize the number of truckloads going out each month, creating an instant ROI opportunity.

Certain types of wood that do not include any chemical treatments can be shredded and used as animal bedding or garden mulch in some cases—economic and environmental! No matter what, this frees up production space for more lucrative day-to-day processes rather than wood waste storage.

A wood grinder handles bulky wood scrap on site.

Wood waste in top shape.


Save space, energy, and money through briquetting!

Dust and shavings are natural byproducts of many wood-related manufacturing processes. This often results in unclean or unsafe environments in the production area. But the volume of these materials can be reduced by up to 90% and made into briquettes, which are easier to handle and transport throughout a production facility.

Wood briquettes round and rectangular

WEIMA wood briquettes in different shapes and sizes


Briquetting as an alternative option for energy

Most of these briquettes are shaped similarly to hockey pucks and are created using only hydraulic pressure in a WEIMA briquette press. Since no glues or binders are used in this process, these materials can be burned for energy in many situations, like in facilities that use boilers for heat production. With fuel costs on the rise, this is an incredible way to save on energy costs.

In the matrix-style briquette presses, brick-shaped briquettes are formed rather than round briquettes. No matter the dimension of the briquettes, they can be stacked easily and can achieve a compaction ratio of up to 9:1.

two wood briquettes stacked together

Solid briquettes made of wood


Small but mighty

WEIMA’s C 150 briquette press is a compact machine for small and medium-sized companies. It can transform loose wood chips and dust into round briquettes with a diameter of 50 mm. No adhesives or binders are used in any WEIMA briquette presses-- only hydraulic pressure.

The WEIMA C150 briquette press has a small footprint but a big impact in terms of space savings.


Connecting this briquette press to a pre-existing air system is easy via a rotary air lock. This feature, along with the fill sensor within the hopper, means it can be set to run without operator present. When the hopper reaches a certain fill height, it can turn itself on automatically. When the material in the hopper drops below that level once again, the briquette press will resume standby mode.

This machine will be compressing wood chips in the WEIMA booth at IWF 2022. Stop by to see it in person!

WEIMA will be exhibiting at IWF 2022 in booth B5953.

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WEIMA America, Inc.

3678 Centre Circle

Fort Mill, SC 29715


Additional Information


More than 40,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders, briquetting and drainage presses for the disposal and processing of all types of waste for more than four decades. Our machines include single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, cutting mills, briquette presses, packaging and drainage presses. The popular orange machines are used in the wood, plastics, paper, metal and waste-to-energy industries.

Made in Germany. Built for the world.

Shredders, briquette and drainage presses from WEIMA are exclusively made in Germany and come from production plants in Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Every year, more than 300 employees work on around 1,200 customer solutions from around the globe. We have long-standing sales and service locations in the USA, Poland, India and China. More than 80 representatives supplement this global presence.

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