Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Wood-Mizer has noticed that there are
many scenarios where a resaw can assist a sawmill to achieve better results.
Sawmills using swingblade machines or
chainsaws to square a log can save a lot of time and improve recovery by
cutting the blocks or cants into boards with a resaw instead of cutting each
board individually on the breakdown machine. Using thin kerf blades also
An operator using a standalone bandsaw
machine traditionally saws each board on the machine. By only cutting blocks or
cants on his machine and then passing the blocks through a resaw, the volumes per
day and the speed with which individual boards are cut will increase.
Furniture manufacturers or timber
merchants also have the requirement to split thicker material into thinner
material to save costs and improve productivity. Wood-Mizer’s resaw range also fulfils
200 - Heavy-duty single head resaw
The HR200 is a heavy-duty single head resaw.
The HR200 is a single head resaw with a
rubber conveyor belt, manual height and variable speed adjustment that can be
set from 0-20m/min. The HR200 has a maximum material processing capacity of 300
mm (wide) x 400 mm (high).
Wood-Mizer has had great successes with
the HR200 with numerous units sold and it continues to be a resaw of choice.
Many sawmills cutting Eucalyptus or gum
have had specific successes with the HR200 due to its ability to release the
stress in the timber effectively and in doing so, allowing for uniform boards
to be cut.
HR500 – Affordable multi-head resaw
The HR500 is an affordable multi-head resaw that can grow with your business.
HR500 is a modular machine that allows the customer to buy a frame onto which
one or two heads can be fitted. When the customer wants to expand or increase
his volume, he can purchase an additional frame with either one or two heads.
units are pre-wired to allow for expansion up to six heads and gives the
ability to increase output modularly without having to buy new equipment every
The HR500 has a maximum material
processing capacity of 300 mm (wide) x 400 mm (high).
It comes standard with a blade
lubrication kit, which together with the hydraulic blade tensioning are centrally
located to increase productivity and ease of access.
HR500 can have Setworks fitted to it. This sees a computer controlling the up /
down movement of the heads to ensure consistent sizing and increased output.
HR500 works well in medium sized operations and allows for consistently high
output with its ability to resaw a cant into several, precisely resawn boards in
HR700 – Industrial multi-head resaw
The HR700 is a heavy-duty resaw capable of cutting large and bulky cants, blocks or slabs.
The HR700 is a heavy-duty resaw capable of cutting large and bulky cants,
blocks or slabs that measure up 400 mm in width and 400 mm in height.
HR700 is the biggest resaw in Wood-Mizer’s narrowband resaw range and is
designed to cut large and heavy material. It has a maximum material processing
capacity of 400 mm (wide) x 400 (high).
with the HR500, the HR700 is a very modular machine that can be expanded as and
The twin-track steel belt conveyor together with heavy, powered rollers
provides a solid and durable surface that fully supports the entire cant width
to produce accurately resawn material.
The HR700 can also be fitted with Setworks, which can assist to achieve
higher recovery especially when a sawmill is cutting variable size material.
Centralised blade tensioning for each two-head base makes the blade change
process more efficient.
The HR700 will add significant capacity to sawmills that cut large cants on
a daily basis or for customers that put wide sideboards through a resaw and
would therefore require a head that can flexibly change sizes to improve
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