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Roller/Rotary Debarkers from BE&E

Manufacturers often turn to drum debarkers for high-volume demands. These machines come with some major drawbacks, however, which have been addressed by roller (or rotary) debarkers. In short, drum debarkers: Require time-intensive maintenance (replacing rifters takes a crew of welders weeks to accomplish) Commonly form cracks from corrosion Require large, expensive components (e.g. 500-hp drives, […]

How and Why Rotary Debarkers Came to North American Paper Mills

Before roller debarkers (rotary debarkers) were introduced to the North American paper industry in the late ’90s, the industry lacked good solutions to debark logs in northern climates, where temperatures averaged well below freezing during winter. Dennis Widdifield, a sales engineering with Biomass Engineering & Equipment, worked for Boise Cascade in Ontario at that time, […]