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Stick planing production line

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  • Entstapeln EN Destacking

    High performance and a high cycle rate


    For separating single and multiple packages with and without intermediate sticks upstream of planing and sorting systems. The packages are received in a transverse direction by a lifting unit, pivoted through approx. 45° and conveyed on to the skid edge. Layer by layer, the timber pieces now slid over a skid edge (which can be flexibly adjusted) to even out distortions in the layer.


    Minimising setup times


    Tilt destacking of double packages can halve setup times, minimising production costs as a result. The intermediate strips in double packages can be removed with the aid of a stick stripper (optional) and collected and sorted for further use or disposal.


    Careful and gentle at a medium cycle rate


    Vacuum suckers lift the topmost layer of a package and deposit it gently in a transverse direction on the conveyor. This careful handling is particularly suitable for avoiding surface damage to planed workpieces. The vacuum destacker is suitable for production lines with short to medium cycle rates.

    Longitudinally and transversely at a low cycle rate


    This destacking involves pushing the uppermost layer of a package to the downstream process. Pushing can occur in a transverse or longitudinal direction, depending on the space requirement. This destacker is used on production lines with a low cycle rate.

  • Mehrfachablängen EN Multiple cross cutting

    Flexible and efficient

    The ends of raw or planed timber workpieces are cut with millimetre accuracy to the desired fixed lengths in cross-cut saws. The workpieces can be processed individually or layer by layer. Powerful saw motors and feed speeds of max. 50 m/min ensure a high throughput.

    Several cutting programs can be stored to ensure maximum production flexibility, or data can even be imported from ERP systems and master computers.

  • Beschicken EN Feeding
    Continuity at high speed

    Continuous material supply

    FEEDING: Planing machines

    Whether in layers or destacked, transverse or longitudinal, a continuous supply of timber is vital when feeding machining processes such as planing or sawing. Accelerating rollers ensure high feed speeds. The use of a slow-down belt is necessary as of a speed of 150m/min to decelerate the pieces after planing.

  • Bündeln EN Bundling

    Greater stability during handling

    BUNDLING: Sticks and boards

    Bundling involves the joining of individual timbers to form a compact bundle. Bundles are easier to handle and have a greater degree of stability. This is a major advantage when, for example, stacking or during transportation. Between 8 and 11 bundles can be automatically strapped every minute, depending on the bundle dimension. A labelling option is available, either on individual boards or on the complete timber bundle.

  • Stapeln mit Umreifen EN Stacking with strapping
    Time-saving process solutions

    Fully automatic material flow

    STACKING: Shipping packages

    Stacking of timber (including in multiple lengths) can be realised with placement forks or vacuum lifters, with the timber being collected in layers and deposited layer by layer on the shipping package to be formed. Dispatch strips can be laid between several layers to stabilise the shipping package. Strip laying is automatic. Where necessary, the shipping package is stabilised additionally through final strapping. Squared timbers can be optionally included on the package underside, and the packages can be pressed hydraulically together if desired. Customers who do not wish to have stabilising strips (e.g. because the package only needs to be transported within the company) may avail of offset stacking.


    Effective air circulation, thanks to dry sticks

    STACKING: Kiln packages

    Wooden sticks are laid between each layer when stacking timber that is still damp in kiln packages. The intermediate sticks ensure adequate air circulation during drying and accelerate the drying process. The drying sticks are laid by stick magazines.
    Option: Workpieces of different widths can also be stacked with spacing with the aid of a servo slide.

  • Optional equipment

    The added bonus for your success! This equipment allows you to enhance your product quality while simultaneously reducing changeover times and personnel costs.

  • Eintakter EN Single feed unit

    Reliable conveyor transfer


    The quality of individual boards cannot be assessed or measured without precise cycling in. Both the desired production speed and the homogeneity of the timber determine the cycling in process in this respect. With a consistent board thickness and production speed of maximum 80 cycles/min, individual boards are backed up and, using retaining pawls in combination with a plunger and acceleration conveyor, transferred individually to the next conveyor.

  • Festigkeitsmessung EN Strength measurement

    Unambiguous classification


    Leading makes of multisensor scanner systems are used for strength sorting, measuring the timber precisely and classifying it at high production speeds pursuant to customer-specific quality requirements before it is forwarded on for planing, cutting to size or to sorting systems.

  • Feuchtemessung EN Moisture measurement

    Consistent quality standard


    The water content of the timber is measured in mere seconds and without contact during moisture measurement. The analyser can be integrated at a flexible point in the production process. In the event of exceeding or undershooting the defined moisture level, the boards are marked behind the measuring head and rejected if necessary. Only timber that conforms to the desired classification is processed further, ensuring a consistently high quality standard.

  • Schüsselungsvermessung EN Warp measurement

    Automated quality optimisation


    Following drying, the degree of warping of a board is measured with the scanner system and the board turned over if necessary before further processing. This ensures an efficient, continuous process sequence.

  • Leistenlegung EN Stick placement

    Automatic positioning


    During stacking, wood packages need to be dried or stabilised for shipping with intermediate sticks. Magazine are filled either manually or automatically with sticks or boards by robots for this purpose. Dual magazines can be fitted for a second stick size. Automatic stick placement is monitored by placement grippers.


    Fully automatic stick handling


    Patented system!
    Time-consuming filling of stick magazines in this variant is realised by a robot in a patented process that carries out charging at a constant cycle rate and almost without personnel. A stick scanner can be optionally used prior to magazine filling that assesses the quality of the sticks. Only suitable sticks are subsequently separated, packetised and then prepared for robot filling.

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