Increasing Profitability with Efficient Equipment

Profitability is at the core of any business. The more money you bring to investors and owners, the more valuable you become. So, if there’s a simple way to make your business more profitable, you should perk your ears. The good news is that there are many ways to do just this. For example, compare […]

Fire Safety in Sawmills and Forestry Plants

Fires in sawmills and other forestry product plants are a real threat. Production environments in these facilities are filled with wood, the combustible nature of which is exacerbated by large amounts of sawdust and fine wood particles in the air. Fires in such facilities have been a problem in Europe in recent years, with 79 […]

How a Government Program to Get Ethanol from Plants Failed

Cellulosic ethanol (ethanol from plants) production in the United States could increase to as much as 75 billion gallons a year if regulators would clean up EPA laws. Apparently, former EPA  Administrator Mr. Pruitt used confusing laws to hold up progress, and instead of an ethanol boom, we’re producing a mere 10 million gallons of […]

Making Log Troughs Easier to Maintain and Assemble

Last week we looked at the standard designs for log decks. When researching them, we also looked at log troughs and likewise weren’t satisfied with the designs we found. So, we spent extra time on the front end designing a product that really works and meets the real-life demands of sawmills and other lumber-processing plants. […]

Engineering a Better Log Deck

If a lumbermill asked to build a tree-length log deck, how would you do it? You’d probably first ask how it is usually done. Log decks are commonly built with a single, large head shaft with massive bearings and an exposed drive sprocket. Some decks use two- and three-piece head shafts with couplings—an improvement against […]