The latest supplier news and new product or service information from Comact, Timberline, Linc Systems, Komatsu, Bandit Industries, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Rayco, Wood-Mizer, Progressive Solutions, and Iggesund.
Comact Develops New Optimized Length Infeed
Comact has introduced its new Optimized Length Infeed with Continuous Scanning (OLI-CS³).
The new Comact OLI-CS³ features continuous scanning, skewing and slewing for precise log rotation confirmation and continuous correction. It has achieved verified speeds of 600 feet per minute, according to Comact.
The Comact OLI-CS³ features four C2-Scan scanners and auto-centering of the log on a special attachment chain. Multi-axle shifting (side shift and skew) and firm positioning of the log provide more profitable break-down. Multi-press rolls every 36 inches keep the log in place, regardless of knots or butts.
The system is made of heavy-duty, industrial construction and features simplified maintenance.
For more information, contact Comact at (418) 628-2888, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the Web site at www.comact.com.
Timberline DL3800 Offers High Production Delimbing
The Timberline DL3800 uses Timberline’s purpose-built ‘from-the-ground-up’ technology, blending horsepower and hydraulic output for high production delimbing. It incorporates a side discharge chute for the added advantage of short wood delimbing as well as long wood decking.
The Timberline DL3800 comes standard with a 215 hp or optional 240 hp Cummins diesel engine. It has the strength and power to handle tough hardwood jobs at top speed. Optional feed rollers produce speeds that rival processor heads while delivering steady production and purpose-built reliability. Computerized measuring also ensures high productivity.
The Timberline DL3800 features Timberline’s innovative internal hose reel for smoother, more efficient boom motion. The internal hose reel eliminates messy external cables and hoses.
The Timberline DL3800’s leveling capability provides more opportunity to delimb at the stump without losing swing power when working on slopes.
The Oldenburg Group, a world class, ISO 9001 certified company, also manufactures mining and marine defense equipment.
For more information call (920) 338-0395 or the nearest Timberline dealer or see the company’s Web site at www.timberlineequipment.com.
Linc Systems Offers Printers for H-T Code
Linc Systems Inc., a leading staple and nail distributor in the Midwest, has introduced a line of pallet marking systems from its marking and coding division. The systems enable pallet manufacturers to apply the ALSC compliant heat-treated pallet code.
Linc Systems Inc. offers pallet marking systems in coordination with Fox Jet, a subsidiary of ITW. The system can print the heat-treatment code as well as company logo, alpha-numeric identification, date, time and shift codes inline as the pallet is conveyed past the print head – eliminating the need for a worker to manually stamp pallets after they have been stacked and stored.
The Fox Jet Pro Series printing system provides the following benefits:
• versatile mounting strategies
• user-friendly controller
• repairable print heads for maximum life
• low operating costs
• patented Auto Priming System automatically self-primes and cleans each print head
The Linc Systems marking and coding division, based in Indiana, offers an extensive line of coding products, including ink jet printers, automatic and semi-automatic labeling systems, bar code equipment, software, and a wide range of stenciling products.
For information, see the company’s Web site at www.lincsystems.com or call (800) 513-9918.
Komatsu Offers 2 New Carriers for Logging
Komatsu America Corp. has introduced two new purpose-built track carriers for forestry applications.
The Komatsu PC200LL-7 and PC220LL-7 both feature a new high-wide track frame and ‘woods tough’ guarding and cab-riser packages. Performance and durability are increased by incorporating swing and track components from the next-larger size class excavator.
Both machines are suited for log loading (heel-type and butt-n-top methods), shovel logging, road building, delimber and processing applications. They are built standard with many of the protection and performance features formerly handled at aftermarket.
The Komatsu PC200LL-7 has an operating weight of more than 62,000 pounds with 143 hp and a swing torque of 54,970 foot pounds; the PC220LL-7 weighs more than 77,000 pounds, operates at 168 hp and has a swing torque of 75,902 foot pounds.
Both machines also feature Komatsu’s patented load-sensing HydrauMind hydraulic system that automatically adjusts machine operation to compensate for the difficulty of each given application. They are powered by a hydrostatic drive system with three-speed travel, auto-shift function and planetary reduction final drive.
For more information, contact a local distributor, call (866) 513-5778 or visit the Web site at www.komatsuamerica.com.
Bandit Offers New Tool for Excavators
Bandit Industries has developed a new excavator attachment designed to break down stumps and over-size logs into smaller, more manageable pieces that can be processed more efficiently with wood waste reduction equipment.
The new Bandit Megabyte attachment also may be used as a stump puller and will split stumps that are still in the ground, eliminating the need to excavate around the stump in order to remove it.
The Bandit design of the pivoting shear allows equal and full pressure to be put directly opposite the Megabyte shear and claw. Full splitting and cutting power is present through all phases of the cut.
The Bandit Megabyte attachment can cut through or split just about any piece of wood and can split or cut most logs across the grain, according to Bandit. With its 9 foot, 2-inch opening, the Megabyte can split logs of almost any length, both horizontally and perpendicularly.
The Megabyte is equipped with a shear knife tip, front knife surface and teeth that all are replaceable. A universal mounting system makes it easy to attach the Megabyte while eliminating the need to modify the boom.
For more information, contact Bandit Industries at (800) 952-0178 or visit the Web site at www.banditchippers.com.
Rice Lake Digital Indicator Made for Industrial Weighing
The new 420 Plus digital weight indicator from Rice Lake Weighing Systems is designed for any industrial weighing application. From tare entry to counting to setpoint applications, the 420 Plus allows total control of any weighing system.
The Rice Lake Weighing Systems 420 Plus features a full numeric keypad for efficient set-up and trouble-free operation and eliminates the need to scroll and toggle through standard set-up functions. Encased in a tough, stainless steel NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure, the rugged 420 Plus is designed for extra-long life and superior performance in every environment.
Optional DC capability makes it applicable for on-board weighing. Its ultra-bright, oversized display helps reduce operator error and accelerate productivity. With free running setpoints, the 420 Plus can automatically activate lights or buzzers.
The 420 Plus is fully interactive and features two independent communication ports for complete EDP and print ticket programmability. It easily programs two formats with up to 300 characters for the ability to create complex custom tickets.
For more information, call Rice Lake Weighing Systems at (715) 234-9171, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site at www.rlws.com.
Rayco Introduces New Line of Brush Chippers
Rayco Manufacturing Inc. has introduced a new line of brush chippers, beginning with the RC 6D 6-inch disk brush chipper.
The Rayco RC 6D brush chipper is powered by a Kohler 25 hp v-twin engine that produces 39.5 foot pounds of torque at 2,800 rpm for high performance, long life and easy maintenance.
The Rayco RC 6D has improved safety features and is designed and built for economical operation. The reversing auto feed keeps the correct rpm level to create more uniform chips, reduce fuel consumption, and minimize vibration.
Strong and light-weight, the Rayco RC 6D is easily towed by a pick-up truck, and its highway lighting features conform to federal motor vehicle standards.
For more information, call Rayco Manufacturing at (800) 392-2686 or visit the company’s Web site at www.raycomfg.com.
Mills in South, Northeast Upgrade to Iggesund Tools
Iggesund Tools Inc. announced new installations at mills in the South and Northeast.
Nexfor in Masardis, Maine upgraded three canter lines to the Iggesund Tools TurnKnife® System for canters. The upgrade improved board finish, chip quality and reduced operating costs, according to Iggesund.
West Fraser upgraded the chipper at its mill in Joyce, La. with the TurnKnife System with helical face technology. The mill gained longer knife life, improved chip uniformity and better control over operating costs.
Potlach upgraded both chippers at its mill in Warren, Ark. with the TurnKnife System with helical face technology for improved chip quality and lower operating costs.
Iggesund Tools is a leader in chipping and chip quality technology, specializing in reversible, disposable knife systems that produce high quality chips and boards.
For more information, contact Iggesund Tools at (800) 654-1479 or visit the Web site at www.iggesundtools.com.
Wood-Mizer Team Helps HOPE Ranch
A team of employees from Wood-Mizer Products and members of their families recently helped to build a horse barn for HOPE Ranch, a Christian outreach facility for teenagers in Somerset, Ky.
Wood-Mizer, a leading manufacturer of portable band sawmills, also contributed money to ensure the new building would be under roof by winter.
“We are grateful to Wood-Mizer for their funding and support to help make this project a reality,” said Jeff Bumgardner, the owner of HOPE Ranch.
The Wood-Mizer team, 23 employees and family members from three company locations, used a Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill to saw cedar, white oak and poplar logs into custom lumber for the horse barn. The trees were not commercially viable and were reclaimed from the HOPE Ranch property.
Since its inception in 1981, Wood-Mizer has donated or discounted equipment to church missions or charitable organizations in 57 countries representing 470 organizations.
For more information on Wood-Mizer Products, call (800) 553-0182 or visit the Web site at www.woodmizer.com.
Progressive Solutions Earns Canadian Honor
Progressive Solutions Inc., a leader in business software solutions for the forest products industry, has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 employers.
The company will be listed in the 2005 edition of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, which is published by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
The annual publication recognizes businesses that “distinguish themselves by creating wonderful places to work,” said Tony Meehan, Mediacorp president.
Criteria for the listing include fast growth, industry leadership, community involvement, strong employee communication and performance management, and exceptional workplace environment, such as work atmosphere, training and skills development, and benefits.
Progressive Solutions is based in Richmond, British Columbia with sales offices across Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The company’s software products address procurement, sales, inventory and logistics management needs of sawmills, panel mills, remanufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, and building material distributors and dealers with domestic and export markets.
For more information about Progressive Solutions, call the company at (877) 746-4774.