Chain Solutions Blog

New custom chain for log stackers improves service life

Written by Darran Green on 19 Aug 2019

The wood and paper industries have some of the most arduous applications for industrial chain. And a particular challenge is the gripper chain on log stackers.

FB chain has found a solution that is helping its customers to achieve increased chain life and reduce machine downtime.

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Are the chains on your butt-flare-reducer a pain in the...?

Written by Peter Church on 21 May 2019

Modern sawmills are increasingly looking for ways to maximise the timber produced from each tree trunk, with many companies investing heavily in scanning equipment to improve the yield and quality of the timber.

Developments in wood harvesting methods mean that tree trunks can now be cut much closer to the base of a tree, with almost no stump (or butt) left in the ground.

But because the lowest part of the tree often expands in diameter, this can cause problems when it comes to processing.

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