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Date Posted: 5/1/2007
Eagle Machinery Develops New Lumber Infeed System
Eagle Machinery & Supply has developed a new type of lumber infeed system.
The new rake feeder is more compact and efficient than a conventional descrambler infeed system, according to Eagle. It increases productivity by breaking down bunks of material orderly and efficiently.
The Eagle rake feeder automatic layer singulation feeds lumber one tier at a time onto a transfer chain. It provides automatic singulation to a grading line, planer, rip saw, chop saw, or other machine.
Bunks of lumber can be inserted and removed from the front, back or either side for fast, flexible changeover to different material.
For more information, call Eagle Machinery & Supply at (330) 897-3013, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eaglemachines.com.
Wood-Mizer Unveils New LT50 Sawmill
Wood-Mizer Products introduced a new portable band sawmill model – the LT50. It is designed for high production sawing and heavy log handling requirements.
The Wood-Mizer LT50 is powered by a Caterpillar 51 hp diesel engine and can cut up to 650 board feet per hour. Capacity is logs up to 36 inches in diameter and 21 feet long.
The Wood-Mizer LT50 features a heavy-duty monorail bed, hydraulic loading arms, hydraulic roller toe-boards, a hydraulic log clamp, plus hydraulic vertical side supports and a bi-directional chain turner. The new chain turner works twice as fast as the standard steel claw turner.
“The LT50 combines the best features of our popular LT40 Super Hydraulic with our semi-industrial LT70 into a powerful mill that is loaded with bells and whistles,” said Dave Mann, vice president of Wood-Mizer’s sawmill division.
The optional command control operator station provides access to all hydraulic controls and cutting functions, such as board thickness and head speed. This option also includes Accuset setworks and Autoclutch. Other optional features include a debarker, laser measuring system and automated lubrication system.
For more information, call Wood-Mizer at (800) 553-0182 or visit www.woodmizer.com.
Tri-Star Insert Guides Enable Dust-Free Sawing
Tri-Star Metals Inc. supplies Ram Jet replaceable insert guides for bandsaws to remove sawdust from boards with compressed air.
Tri-Star Metals Ram Jet guides enable the production of dust-free boards during sawing, and they eliminate the need for a board deduster or removing sawdust manually.
The insert guides require no modifications to the saw, only connection of the air line to an inlet device. In addition, they eliminate the need to buy guides – just replace the inserts.
Tri-Star Metals Inc. manufactures Ram Jet replaceable insert guides for bandsaws supplied by a number of manufacturers, including Brewco, Brewer Inc.-Golden Eagle, Morgan Saw Co., Samuel Kent Baker Inc., Smith Band Resaws, Baker Products and others.
For more information, call Tri-Star Metals at (800) 685-2899 or e-mail email@example.com.
Bunting Supplies Magnetic Separators
Bunting Magnetics Co. manufactures an extensive line of magnetic separation equipment to remove ferrous metals from dry particulate material, liquids, and slurries.
The company offers a number of magnetic separating solutions for the pallet industry to remove nails and scrap metal from grindings of pallet parts and scrap pallets.
Bunting’s magnet products include basic cartridges, grates and plate magnets to magnet housings, self-cleaning separators, pulleys and drums. Separators work individually or in tandem to remove ferrous metal debris from gravity, mechanical, or pneumatic conveying systems.
Bunting magnetic separators come in a wide range of models to handle virtually any application. The company also will supply custom magnetic equipment.
For more information, call Bunting Magnetics at (800) 835-2526 or visit www.buntingmagnetics.com.