States Industries LLC, Eugene, Ore., and the handling equipment machinery company, Biele Group, have successfully implemented their first project collaboration consisting of an automatic line to produce hardwood plywood panels, up to 10 ft. in length, through a short cycle multi-opening press.
The project consists of fully automatic handling and cleaning of the substrate, gluing on top and bottom surfaces, and semi-automatic layup of top and bottom hardwood veneers that then feed the four-opening press.
Behind the press, the line is also cleaning the overhanging veneer of the panels without any trimming of the substrate and includes a vertical putty section in case panels need to be repaired before stacking. All these processes are completed continuously without stops.
By means of a customized design of the system, Biele accommodated the required process in the available floor space, adapting to the needs of States Industries.
The investment was a strategic move by States Industries LLC, and having brought the new line into operation early in 2021, the Eugene-based company has increased its production capacity of high value panels as well as product quality from a wide array of panel sizes, substrates, hardwood veneers, and order quantities.
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