VTH - Drum chipper

The drum chipper for economical production of wood chips

Do you want to produce fuel chips for energy generation, or quality chips for the cellulose industry – extremely economically? Then look no further than our VTH drum chippers. You’ll achieve enormous throughput rates with these drum chippers. These are stationary machines with a horizontal feeding unit. They are equipped with a rotor fitted with chipping knives for shredding round wood for the energy industry or residual wood in sawmills, for example.

VTH - Drum chipper

Powerful drum chippers for versatile use

The Vecoplan drum chipper VTH is known worldwide in the timber industry for its robustness and durability due to its enormous throughput and wide range of sizes and rotor systems. It is designed to perform a range of tasks, from the production of fuel chips for energy generation through to quality wood chips for the wood pulp industry. In a nutshell, it is used in industrial applications where wood chips are required as the starting material for a subsequent production process. The material is fed horizontally into the drum chippers. Feeding via vibratory conveyor or conveyor belt is possible. Our proven drum chippers are appreciated by our customers from the biomass recycling and the wood processing industry. The versatile Vecoplan drum chippers are exceptionally durable, reliable and powerful thanks to our many years of experience and top development expertise.

The highlights of the VTH - Drum chipper

Optimally adapted to individual requirements

Our Vecoplan drum chippers are extremely compact. Depending on the application and model type, centrifugal wedge or clamping plate systems are used to clamp the chipper blades.

The material to be processed is fed horizontally into the machine and feeding is possible via vibratory conveyor as well as via a conveyor belt. To achieve a homogeneous result of high quality, we adapt our  drum chippers exactly to the specific customer requirements. Depending on the input material, chipper knives or U rotors with cutting crowns are used.Whether for small and medium-sized operations or larger throughput volumes: We offer you economical and efficient drum chipper solutions for the production of wood chips according to the respective application in the required quality and quantity.


Your advantages at a glance

  • Highest reliability and availability
  • Low operating costs
  • Maximum throughput
  • Consistent output quality
  • Low losses due to low fines content

Tschopp Holzindustrie relies on waste wood processing from Vecoplan in its new sawmill

Tschopp Holzindustrie AG manufactures quality shuttering panels. The company uses its wood residues for pellet production. The capacities of the plant have been at the limit for years. With a new plant, Tschopp will now triple wood processing in the medium term – and that necessitates high-performance chip disposal. Vecoplan supplied Tschopp with the perfect technology for this task.

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Which model suits your needs?

VTH 80 U
VTH 80
VTH 100 U
VTH 120 U
VTH 150 U
VTH 150
VTH 200
VTH 250 U
VTH 250
Type of drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive Belt drive
Motor power 18.5 kW 18.5-30 kW 18,5 kW 30-75 kW 37-55 kW 37-55 kW 45-90 kW 55-90 kW 55-160 kW
Speed range 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min 200-1,000 1/min
Rotor diameter 300 mm 300 mm 400 mm 400 mm 500 mm 500 mm 600 mm 640 mm 700 mm
Weight - - - - - - - - -
Inlet height 80 mm 80 mm 100 mm 120 mm 150 mm 150 mm 200 mm 250 mm 250 mm
Inlet width 350 mm 350 mm 450 mm 450-850 mm 450-550 mm 450-550 mm 550-850 mm 650 mm 650 mm
Throughput capacity - - 1 - 1.5 to/h 2 - 6.3 to/h 3 - 7.5 to/h 3 - 7.5 to/h 6 - 11 to/h 14 - 40 to/h 6 - 15 to/h

Can be used for following material