Akhurst Machinery Inc.
The Marinus Powermax from Akhurst is a high-speed, end-matching and defect cut-off saw designed for wood flooring or paneling material up to 121⁄4 inches wide. The Powermax's advanced servo system allows for superior throughput capacity, the company says.
Lico Machinery Inc.
Lico specializes in the design and manufacturing of sawmill and flooring equipment ranging from standalone machines to complete solutions. Lico offers a wide range of ripping solutions for the mid-range production up to the most demanding requirements, the company says. A single system can be designed to produce from 20,000 board feet to 90,000 board feet (4/4) per shift with ripping yields up to 93 percent, Lico says.
Other Participating Manufacturers
Eagle Machinery & Supply Inc.
The EagleEye Talon Vision Saw brings two-sided WoodEye Scanning and the Eagle Talon 3000 High Speed Crosscut Saw together into a compact, tightly integrated package, the company says. It eliminates transitions and maintains complete control of the material throughout the scanning and crosscutting process and is ideal for processing low-grade material at high speeds, the company adds.
The EBI Hardwood Flooring Scanners detect defects and optimize hardwood flooring production according to each manufacturer's grading recipe. EBI scanners are user-friendly and allow any trained mill employee to operate them easily, the company says.
The HPI Gloss Control UV System enables manufacturers to achieve a wide gloss range using a single UV coating, the company says. Low, medium and high gloss levels are attainable with repeatable results. The system features touchscreen controls, with selectable recipes, that quickly adjust gloss levels for multiple products.
The PUR Continuous Roll Feed press is a fast and efficient method for laminating the top veneer wear layer to the plywood substrate, the company says. The press can be equipped with an automatic in-feed that places the random-length veneer on top of the plywood.
Stanza Machinery Inc.
The STM Series finish system is designed to roll-coat finish for a full range of traditional flooring oils, stains and 100 percent solids UV coatings. The system accommodates flat and hand-scraped floors in widths up to 52 inches. The company also offers a 12-inch-wide model for lab applications and sample work.
Superfici America Inc.
The Mini is an automatic plug and spray machine that is available in a compact, efficient cabin, the company says. It has a working width of 513⁄16 inches, a working height of 357⁄16 inches and a max workpiece thickness of 3.5 inches. It works plug-and- spray or stand-alone and is competitively priced, the company adds.
Wintersteiger's entry-level DSB Compact single module thin cutting band saw features a sturdy wood transport system that handles surfaced or rough-sawn blocks, the company says. It has a cutting width of up to 12 inches and a cutting height of up to 6.3 inches, with a feed speed of up to 52 feet per minute.