Pellet Fuel Bagging Case Study: Marth Wood Products


Marth Companies in Marathon, Wisconsin, was looking to upgrade their wood pellet bagging operation. They were running a first-generation HAMER Brand Model 2040 with another manufacturer’s duplex scale that was struggling to keep up with their new bag palletizing system. Looking to improve both bagging speed and dosing accuracy, Marth returned to nVenia’s HAMER Brand for new technology options to improve performance. 

“We had updated our Peshtigo, Wisconsin, plant about 2 years ago with a new HAMER Form, Fill & Seal and Hamer’s new Model 600NW  net weigh scale. This system has performed very well; dosing speed and accuracy were much improved over the previous scale,” said Mike Oleck, Peshtigo Plant Manager.  

In their Marathon plant, Marth Companies decided to install a HAMER Brand 600NW simplex scale. The new simplex scale ran at rates over 20 bags per minute while maintaining accuracy. 

“Using a simplex met our production requirements and saved Marth Companies over $10,000.00 from the cost of a duplex scale. Throughout our updates at both of our plants [HAMER] service and support has been good.” said TJ Morice, Marth V.P. Marketing and Operations.