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Influence of Compression Platen on Specific Energy of Bale Recompressing
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012 121340820.(doi:10.13031/2013.41970)
Authors: Wencheng Huang, Decheng Wang, Guanghui Wang, Yang Gao, Lu Wang
Keywords: Wheat straw bale, recompression, compression platen, force, specific energy
Hay bale made by small square baler has a low bulk density ranging from 100 to 180 kg/m3 depending on the grass species and moisture content. Recompression can increase bale density to 400-500 kg/m3, helping reduce storage space and freight rates largely. However, high energy consumption is becoming a main obstacle for producing high-density hay bales. The objective of this research was to determine the specific energy requirements for the recompression of wheat straw bales, when subjected to different types of compression platens.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)