Video highlights lumber applications

Aug. 1, 2008
Trimmer fences and precision end trim (PET) saws are two of many applications in the lumber manufacturing industry where electromechanical linear actuators

Trimmer fences and precision end trim (PET) saws are two of many applications in the lumber manufacturing industry where electromechanical linear actuators have been successfully applied in place of traditional electrohydraulic actuators. Other applications include veneer lathe carriages, cut-off saws, edger saws, and stacker forks.

Advantages that electromechanical actuators provide over hydraulic actuators include tighter control, quicker response, simpler setup, reduced maintenance, and the elimination of hydraulic oil. Another factor is energy efficiency. A typical servo electromechanical system runs with 80% efficiency or higher, whereas a typical hydraulic system is 40 to 50% efficient or lower. To watch a short video of some common lumber mill applications, courtesy of Exlar Corp., Chanhassen, Minn., go to www.motionsystemdesign.com and click on Videos in the Interactive Products section of the homepage.

Sponsored Recommendations

Pumps Push the Boundaries of Low Temperature Technology

June 14, 2024
As an integral part of cryotechnology, KNF pumps facilitate scientific advances in cryostats, allowing them to push temperature boundaries and approach absolute zero.

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.

MONITORING RELAYS — TYPES AND APPLICATIONS

May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!