Raute PRS R5 Proving Itself
Raute introduced its Panel Repair Station (PRS) R5 the plywood industry in 2020. Soon there will be 13 units operating in North America. Measuring 33 ft. by 26 ft., the R5 is no larger than most manual repair cells. It requires no foundations, meaning it can be up and running within two weeks of delivery.
By pairing accurate machine vision with intelligent analysis software to identify defects and apply the precise amount of filler needed, users of the R5 can expect to achieve repair material savings of up to 20%.
Making up to 300 panel face repairs per hour, the R5 automatically routes and fills the topmost panel—trimmed or untrimmed—in a stack of 100, then moves to the next stack. R5 can be run by a single operator or without any human intervention. Its linear motors have no moving parts, and their bearings are automatically lubricated.
Dieffenbacher Names New Energy Unit Director
Wolfgang Lashofer has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Dieffenbacher Energy GmbH, which was formed at the beginning of the year following the acquisition of BERTSCHenergy, based in Bludenz, Western Austria. As Managing Director of Dieffenbacher Energy, Lashofer takes over the management of the newly established Energy Business Unit…
India’s Greenpanel Grows With MDF
India’s largest MDF manufacturer, Greenpanel Industries Ltd., has ordered its third MDF plant from Dieffenbacher. The new thin-board line based on Dieffenbacher’s smart plant concept, CEBRO, will be added in Routhusuramala, Andhra Pradesh. That’s the same site where Greenpanel commissioned a Dieffenbacher MDF line with a 56 m long CPS, the longest continuous press in…
Kronospan Announces Further Expansion At Alabama Site
Kronospan will begin construction of a new OSB manufacturing plant on its 460 acre site in Oxford, Ala. The new facility, employing 125, will have a footprint composed of 44 acres of new development, including substantial areas designated for product storage, rail spur and loading docks. Groundbreaking for the $350 million facility is scheduled for later this year…
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