Primary Log Breakdown
(Continuous Controlled Orientation)
As log forms vary, orientation of a log after turning is absolutely required to maintain the optimal sawing axis for best lumber recovery.
To accomplish this, Sawquip has developed an unique infeed that utilizes horizontal rolls that can be positioned laterally to transport a log forward but at the same re-position it to the chipping heads in real time according to data from three scan zones mounted in the infeed. (See Technical Bulletin).
Unlike systems that move the infeed requiring extra length, Sawquip’s CCO is compact, fast and can easily replace existing sharp chain infeeds.
U.S. Pat. No 6,896,019
Ca Pat. No 2,426,378