The FlowOptimizer is a special distribution rotor integrated into the flaking chamber, enabling 3-D material distribution.

The axially blown-in chips enter the inner chambers of the distribution rotor, are set into rotation and are guided via centrifugal forces through the openings at the front and rear side of the system toward the main rotor.

This achieves optimum distribution over both the knife ring width and the entire knife ring circumference, allowing the optimum and uniform use of the entire knife length.

Based on successful laboratory tests, a pilot machine was installed in a particleboard plant to test long-term operation under industrial conditions. Comprehensive laboratory tests clearly demonstrated that the material distribution in the flaking chamber could be substantially enhanced. Additional machines will be equipped with FlowOptimizer technology, says Dieffenbacher.