Definitions

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  • n. A machine for shredding or crushing aggregate material, consisting of a drum containing a vertical or horizontal rotating shaft or drum on which hammers are mounted.
  • v. To shred or crush by means of a hammermill.

Etymologies

hammer +‎ mill (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unsuccessful attempts to improve this condition included operating at an elevated furnace temperature, and reducing the particle size of the groundnut shell by passing it through a 4 mm-square mesh hammermill.

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  • They ground the pods with corn in order to take up some of the excess honey that is in the back of these pods so that they'd grind well, and they ground them in a hammermill, and the burrs were running far enough apart so that he assures me that very few of the seeds, if any, were ever cracked.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Incorporated 39th Annual Report at Norris, Tenn. September 13-15 1948

  • Motor-driven hammermill shredders will make short work of dry paper.

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  • These are much more substantial machines that combine both a big hammermill shredder with a side-feeding chipper for limbs and branches.

    Organic Gardener's Composting

  • One is the hammermill -- a grinding chamber containing a rotating spindle with steel tines or hammers attached that repeatedly beats and tears materials into smaller and smaller pieces until they fall out through a bottom screen.

    Organic Gardener's Composting

  • Flailing within a hammermill or chipping limbs of two or more inches in diameter focuses a great deal of force; between the engine noise and the deafening din as dry materials bang around the grinding chamber, ear protection is essential.

    Organic Gardener's Composting

  • Soft, dry, brittle materials like leaves will be broken up but aren't processed as rapidly as in a hammermill.

    Organic Gardener's Composting

  • The net loss generated by AAP was primarily the result of one-time expenses in the third quarter related to its grand opening press event , repair expenses on the hammermill shredder, and start-up costs associated with installing the UNTHA Recycling Technology URT materials recovery system.

  • The 2009 Electric has a heavy duty hammermill for heavy duty jobs and tilting tub with easy access for service and maintenance.

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  • A PT Tech torque limiter protects the motor and hammermill from overloads, jams and costly repairs.

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  • A pleasing confluence of m with a trill finish. Mighty fine.

    February 12, 2010

  • On the farm, a machine that mills grain into coarse flour to be fed to livestock. Some farmers process whole ears of dried corn in a hammermill to feed to their cattle.

    February 12, 2010