Twin Line Infeed
Twin Line feed systems are available for log lengths from 4 feet up to 20 feet. The infeeds can be combined with linear scanning as the logs move logitudinal or they can be scanned with snap shot systems.
Scanning in 2D or 3D is available and determined by your needs.
Sharp Chain Feeds
Sharp chain feeds are offered with three basic chain types.
- 81 Xh chain with weld on tooth attachments used in smaller operations with feed rates up to 200 FPM
- Sharp chain #160 roller chain with extended side bars for chain guidance and top tooth profile used in small log mills, high feed rates, small logs
- Cast steel chain, a heavy duty construction for high production mills, high feed rates, and larger logs.
- Appropriate top hold down and side press rolls
Single Length Infeed
In applications where logs are already oriented. In some applications a multi scan zone optimizing system is added to perform scan and set as well as side shift instructions for the primary brake down machinery. It is equipped with chain flights in a stair like tooth profile. The chain is guided on the bottom by a V shaped rail and transports the log in a straight line.
Double Length Infeed
This infeed is used after a log turner or sometimes has a log turner integrated. It provides full 3D scanning and can be made to skew a slew to optimize recovery.
Tube Style Log Turner
This log tuner is used where the piece count is not high. It consists of one set of two turning rolls and a sharp chain or axe chain. The rollers will hold the log s off the chain and the operator can rotate the log to the desired orientation. Then the operator will lower the log onto the sharp chain to feed the log towards the primary breakdown machine.
Flying Log Turner
This is a manual way of turning logs on the fly. It is not very accurate but is an inexpensive way of log rotation.
Linear Log Turner
The linear log turner is usually coupled with a 2D or 3D scanner optimizer. It executes the solution provided by the optimizer. The vertically sliding rolls are mounted on a concentric closing pivot frame controlled either by stacked cylinders or linear positioning cylinders. This turner allows accurate turning at high feed rates. For top end performance the spike rollers can be doubled up. This ensured a more positive contact of the spike rolls with the log as knots humps and bumps are passing by.
Banana infeeds are used to feed twin canters. To eliminate sniping on the end of the log a set of spike roller is installed between the banana infeed and the canter.