New Products in the pallet industry.
Date Posted: 11/1/2006
Becker Underwood Introduces Colorbiotics™
Becker Underwood, a leader in the landscape coatings industry, has been known for its innovative products. It is taking another step to continue its leadership role.
Becker Underwood is introducing Colorbiotics as a newly formed business unit of Becker Underwood that will focus exclusively on the research, development, sales, and support of landscape coating products. Colorbiotics will operate as an independent business unit within Becker Underwood and will focus exclusively on the rapidly growing color-enhanced landscape mulch market.
The Colorbiotics research, development, sales, and service team has more than 25 years of experience in the landscape coatings industry. This move allows Becker Underwood and Colorbiotics to emphasize research and development in order to create a new generation of products and services to fuel the landscape coatings industry.
Colorbiotics will produce the same high-quality colorant products, such as Select® and Mulch Magic®, that customers have come to expect from Becker Underwood. It will also manufacture the Infusion™, Second Harvester®, and Sahara line of coloring systems. Customers will still receive the service and advice they have become accustomed to from Becker Underwood. From this point forward, the pallet and sawmill industries can expect to think of Becker Underwood when it hears the name Colorbiotics. This new division was started to allow Becker Underwood to be able to focus more directly on wood coating products separately from its other coloring product lines.
For more information on Colorbiotics, call 888/663-6980 or visit www.colorbiotics.com.
Saw Buddy Monitors, Improves Band Saws
The Saw Buddy monitors the amperage of band resaws and regulates infeeds accordingly.
It provides a number of benefits. Resaws cut straighter and faster, according to the company. It also can save up to 30% on saw blades and 20% on energy costs. In addition, it reduces wear on motors and mechanical parts.
The Saw Buddy monitors the electrical current flowing through the saw motor thousands of times per second. The data is processed by a computer program to control the speed of the conveyor feeding the wood through the saws. This enables the wood to be cut faster and more precisely.
The Saw Buddy works like this. You set the speed indicator to the normal speed you would be running the conveyor. The Saw Buddy will maintain that speed as an average speed while going slower through the hard spots and faster through the rest of the wood. For increased production, the speed indicator may be set to the desired faster speed; Saw buddy will maintain the desired faster speed as an average.
For more information, contact Saw Buddy inc. at (866) 296-3669, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sawbuddy.com.
PRS Develops New Miscellaneous Stacker
Pallet Repair Systems (PRS) has developed a new miscellaneous pallet stacker.
The new PRS stacker is designed to automatically stack pallets that vary up to 12 inches in length or width.
The machine can also stack damaged pallets, including pallets with missing deck boards, with few exceptions.
PRS developed this new machine in response to customer requests for equipment to provide automated stacking of miscellaneous pallets in automated pallet sorting systems.
For more information, call PRS at (866) 546-8864.
North Carolina Company Offers Inspection Services
Carolina Inspection Services provides certification for wood packaging materials and heat-treatment programs under ISPM-15 guidelines.
The North Carolina-based company provides services for inspection, certification and consulting.
Carolina Inspection Services is an accredited agency with the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) to provide heat-treatment inspection services for both lumber and wood packaging materials.
The company seeks to enable manufacturers of lumber and wood packaging materials to comply with the ISPM-15 guidelines. The phytosanitary measures are aimed at reducing the risk of introducing or spreading wood-eating insects.
For more information, call
Bandit Option Changes Screens Quickly, Easily
Bandit Industries has developed a new option for Beast recyclers that reduces time spent removing and installing screens on the grinders.
The new Beast screen changing arm assists the operator in quickly and easily changing and installing screens. The equipment option saves time, which increases production time.
The screen changing arm is available as a retrofit on most Beast recyclers and as an option on new machines.
For more information, contact Bandit Industries at (800) 952-0178, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.banditchippers.com.
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