Loading of drying chambers with large packages
It is best to load the channel dryers with large packages to reduce logistics costs for optimal utilisation. But automating these drying packs, which weigh up to 30 tonnes and are 6 m high, in often confined spaces is a challenge, and using forklift trucks causes increased repair and personnel costs.
Product solution: Automation on rails in a closed-loop system
The sawn timber is stacked into large packages on transport carts; the stack package is then pulled out of the hoist towards a shuttle and pushed onto it. The shuttle travels along a track channel with the drying pack and pushes the pack hydraulically onto the rails of the drying chamber. A buffer zone for empty transport carts ensures a closed-loop operation.