Chipper Canter / Profiling

High quality - High Value Chips

Where chip quality is at a premium the Chipper Heads can be fitted with Keyknife inner finishing knives. These produce chips rather than sawdust created by the utilisation of a circular finishing saw.  

Equipment options to meet every application

As standard, the system incorporates a twin, double arbour circular saw behind the canter. This is integrated with an automatic roundabout system to recycle the timber to produce the finished product. As an option particularly where kerf is required to be at a minimum, the canter system can be supplied with twin, or even quad bandsaws in place of the circular saw. In addition, the roundabout can be replaced by a second canter system producing the finished product in one single pass.

State of the art scanning setting and control systems

Every log is scanned as it enters the system and the individual chipper heads and saws are automatically positioned to cut the timber to the pre-programmed cutting programme. They are positioned by means of a digital, hydraulically driven setting system, ensuring setting that is both precise and fast. The resultant cant is then recycled by the roundabout system and fed through the canter a second time to produce the finished product. The settings required for the second pass are stored by the system and the canter and saws set automatically. The system ensures not only that the yield is maximised for each log no matter what its diameter, but also allows the sawmiller to vary cutting patterns to meet the varying demands of his order books. 

Processing long timber

Where long timbers are to be processed the system has two additions available. The fist which optimises yield is, the ability of the canter to “step” outwards as the timber passes through. This means that as the long log increases in diameter due to its normal taper the cutting pattern is in effect altered to take account ob this. The second is the installation of a “flying” cross cut between the canter and the saws. This crosscut not only allows the processing of long logs whilst keeping board lengths manageably short but as it operates whilst travelling at a speed synchronised with the log it does so without interrupting production.

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