Small Log Processing

SMART LOG PROCESSING 1

THE PROFITABLE CONVERSION OF SMALL LOGS

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The SLP (Smart Log Processing) line uses thin-kerf blades on each sawmill unit in the line to deliver better log yield than other processing methods. 

Highly popular among pallet manufacturers, the SLP specialises in making the most profit possible from low value logs up to 400mm in diameter and increasing your competitive edge. The SLP line has been successfully used in sawing high quality construction grade timber to pallet material. It is a diverse line that can be adapted to many different configuration requirements to suit the sawmillers needs. 

Because the line is modular, machines in the line can be arranged to suit cutting needs as the market changes. The SLP line utilises Wood-Mizer’s modular system, with many of the machines using the same electrical parts, belts, and bearings, requiring the sawmiller to keep fewer spares on hand. 

The SLP line: 
• Costs less than similar lines. 
• Requires low installation costs and requirements.
• Produces more product and less waste.
• Lowers power consumption.
• Is inexpensive to maintain.

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SPECIFICATION

Power
 TVS-SC2.4L 2 x 11 kW electric
 HR200 15 kW electric
 HR500 2 x 11 kW electric
 HR700 2 x 15 kW electric
 Power supply 400V / 50 Hz, 3Ph
Cutting Capacity
 Min. Log diameter 100 mm
 Max. Log diameter 400 mm
 Min. Log length 1.2 m
 Max. Log length 2.4-3.6 m
 Min. Cut width 70 mm
 Max. Cut width 250 mm
Sawmill Head Features & Options
 Standard equipment TVS - Twin Vertical Saw
SVS - Single Vertical Saw
HR500 or HR700 - MultiHead resaw
 Optional support equipment Loading: Log ramp,
               Log deck,
               Log incline deck
Conveyors: Transfer deck,
                   Roller tables
Blade ( length & width )
 TVS-SC2.4L 4.67 m x 32-38 mm
 HR200 4.67 m x 32-38 mm
 HR500 4.01 m x 32-38 mm
 HR700 4.67 m x 32-38 mm
Sawmill Dimensions & Requirements
 Length 28 m
 Width 8 m
 Height 2.15 m

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SMART LOG PROCESSING FEATURES

TVS


The TVS (Twin Vertical Saw) uses thin-kerf blades to efficiently remove the two vertical sides of logs up to 400mm in diameter. The TVS is cost-effective, versatile, designed for high performance, and built strong for years of reliable service. The TVS works equally well as a stand-alone unit or integrated with an existing sawmill line.

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TVS V Feed For Round Logs


The V feed system advances logs one at a time through the TVS. Spiked hold-downs guide the log. The lug spacing can be moved to suit the standard log lengths. This is a good option for straight logs with standard lengths.

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TVS Spiky Chain For Round Logs


The spiky chain feed system with heavy, spiked top-rollers adds greater stability to the log as it goes through the TVS. Logs can be loaded onto the feed chain with little or no gap between them. This option is ideal for increasing productivity with straight and curved logs.

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For squaring up timber which already has two flat cut surfaces, a flat feed chain is available with heavy, spiked top-rollers. This is commonly used when two TVS units are used in line together. Another popular use for the TVS is for the slab recovery line. Large slabs can be put through the TVS and then fed down to a resaw or multi head resaw.

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The SVS Single Vertical Saw simplifies the removal of the third side of a log during processing. Placed in the line behind the TVS, the SVS prepares the cant to move on to the resaw. The SVS has a maximum cut width of 300mm. The maximum material size is 400mm wide by 250mm high.

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Ideal for companies that need an affordable multi-head resaw, the HR500 can grow with your business. From one to six heads, the HR500’s modular design allows you to add more saw heads later, and produce up to six boards and one slab in one pass. For short cants less than 1.2m long or material with internal tension, a steel double roller option is available.

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The EG300 combines the functions of both an edger and a multirip into one machine. The EG300 maximises recovery from each board and increases overall productivity of your sawmill by 20-30%.

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Material Handling Equipment

Designed to make loading the log deck with a forklift easier and more efficient. It also increases log capacity on the deck, thus minimising loading runs.


To keep your small log line supplied with timber, you need a strong and robust log infeed system. Our log decks have been designed to withstand the rigours of the forestry industry. Massively constructed, our log decks will give years of service in a very demanding environment.

  • • Powerful motor and gearbox ensure durability
  • • Heavy-duty link chain
  • • 200 x 100 main support tubes

 


The Log Incline Deck has been designed to bring the logs up to the operator station in a controlled manner, allowing the operator to concentrate on log alignment and continuous feeding into the TVS.

  • • Dogged link chain to help separate logs
  • • Trip switch ensures that the next log is always ready to load.
  • • Solidly constructed, with a large gearbox and motor to feed small and large logs every day.

Every sawmill is different. That is why we have made our transfer deck modular. Order a drive end module and an idle end module and then as many extension modules as you require for your layout. Increase or decrease the length of the conveyor, or the height/slope of the conveyor to suit your needs. As with our log decks, they are massively constructed to cope with the demands of the sawmilling environment. 

Incline decks – Remove side boards and more with the flexibility to select an incline angle that suits your needs. 

Flat transfer decks – Move timber in various directions with the flexibility to add as many extensions as required to meet your required length.

  • • High quality chain
  • • Trip switch to control material flow
  • • Rugged motor and gearbox
  • • Heavy duty construction

Simple roller table that can be used anywhere in the processing line. Efficient means to link machines together without employing more labour, by helping enable the smooth flow of timber through the sawmill.

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