The new line will be installed next to the current sorting line, at which point the current line will begin serving as a dry sorting line. The capacity of the new line is approximately 150,000 m3 of green lumber a year.
The sorting line will include features such as automated camera-based sorting equipment, equipment to allow for stepless cutting functions, a sorting conveyor of push-chain type will be installed to sort the materials into 20 vertical bins. The stick-stacking line is equipped with an additional hoist and an automated stick distribution system containing 12 stick cassettes, as well as a stick storage system located between the dry sorting line and the stick-stacking line.
HEINOLA’s own products will be complemented in the line by several devices from the product range of its sister company, Hekotek. The electrification and automation of the line, as well the dust removal system and the chip conveyor from chipper to chip silo are just some of the solutions made possible with Hekotek products.
Engineering of the line is already under way, the installations will take place this autumn and early winter. Production on the line will begin in early 2019.
PHOTO: Schematic diagram of the cutting area of a similar line