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Date Posted: 3/1/2010
Spence Industrial Supply Company – Blades for Pallet Industry
Spence Industrial is a stocking industrial distributor. It is a bandsaw blade welding center that can make custom blades and ship them in 24 hours. It
Spence Industrial Supply Company offers Lenox bi-metal and carbon steel custom welded bandsaw blades to customer specifications. Spence is an authorized Lenox weld center located in the southeastern U.S. It ships its orders, which are competitively priced, within days. Spence emphasizes that it ships orders within days for competitive prices.
For more information call 904/354-8020, or visit the web site at www.spenceindustrial.com.
Trace Equipment Introduces Nailer and Stacker
Trace Equipment, known for its pallet recycling and manufacturing machinery, is introducing its new Nail-Mate Automatic Nailing Jig and Stack-Mate Automatic Stacker. These two machines work together to form a complete automatic nailing and stacking system.
The Nail-Mate nailing system is a single operator, automatic firing, pneumatic operation. It can be used to build three or four stringer pallets and wing pallets up to 50x50. Mona Tracy indicates that an operator can manufacture up to two pallets a minute on this new nailer. It is counterbalanced for coils of up to 3,000 nails.
The Stack-Mate automatic stacker features an adjustable capacity to stack up to 20 pallets. The pneumatic operation uses a chain feed and an electronic eye for accuracy.
Trace anticipates having this new system at the Richmond Show in May.
For more details, call 877/778-7223 or visit www.traceequipment.com.
Sonoco Manufactures Dura-Blocks for Block Pallets
Sonoco is a leading manufacturer of composite pallet blocks in North America. Many signs indicate a potential of shifting more toward block pallets away from the more common North American stringer pallet design concept. Block pallets utilize stringer boards and blocks, normally nine, instead of the conventional three stringers.
Natural wood grains and imperfections in solid wood blocks can cause wide variations in pallet quality and consistency. Product damage and injuries from popping nails and broken deck boards are an ongoing frustration.
In Europe, where block pallets are the most common design, composite wooden blocks are an accepted alternative to help eliminate the problems associated with solid wood blocks. Sonoco manufactures composite blocks in its Hartsville, South Carolina plant; the company has over 300 locations nationwide.
The Sonoco Dura-Block™ pallet blocks are made from very high-density compressed, recycled wood chips. They are designed to allow pallet makers to maintain reduced costs while providing a durable, consistent product that adds strength and integrity to each pallet.
Sonoco’s strength-enhanced lead boards use a specially laminated wood material to protect pallets; this material resists splintering and breaking, resulting in fewer returns or repairs.
The company indicates that Dura-Block withstands almost double the pounds of force in forklift tine compression tests and more than double the pounds of force in nail withdrawal testing.
Sonoco says FirmaGuard lead board withstands more than five times the amount of fork tine impact when compared to natural wood.
For more information, call 888/875-8754 or visit the web site www.sonocotranspack.com.
WSM’s Titan Series Grinders to Process Biomass Feedstock
West Salem Machinery’s Titan series of horizontal grinders are specifically designed to process high volumes of diverse types of biomass feedstock including stumps, land clearing, and urban wood waste into high quality biomass fuel and other valuable finished fiber products.
The Titan is a complete grinding system with a heavy-duty multi-strand drag chain infeed conveyor, large diameter powered feedroll, and a fully proportional load sensing feed controller for efficient feeding of material into the grinder. The massive rotor assembly features rigid hammers with reversible/replaceable tips. This stationary electric grinder can be supplied with single or dual electric drive motors for efficient and economical operation, with drive sizes from 400-1500 HP.
For more information, call 800/722-3520.
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