Due to the industry-wide challenge to get labor, automation plays a big part in profitable production. This is one of the reasons Richmond Plywood Corp. Ltd. (Richply), Canada, and Tolko Industries Ltd., Canada, have invested in Raute Plywood Lay-up Line R7, and Swanson Group, USA, has ordered a Raute Plywood Lay-up Line R5. These brand new layup lines will replace existing labor-intensive lines.
With 50 deliveries of one-sided-gluing plywood lay-up lines, Raute is the global leader of this technology. These deliverable R7-Series and R5-Series plywood layup lines are semi-automated. Raute Lay-up Line R7 will run with two operators and the one-sided gluing operation will reduce the mill’s glue consumption. Raute Lay-up Line R5 will run with two operators using a roll coater and have a small footprint.
Lines are designed and manufactured jointly in Raute Canada and Finland. Lines are expected to be delivered in 2023-2024.
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