WOOD-MIZER has unveiled a new horizontal resaw with two saw blades in one frame. The twin-blade HR250 can make one or two cuts in a single pass to resaw cants and boards.

The new head configuration makes this machine compact and easy to integrate into existing sawmilling lines in limited workshop space. The unit is shipped on a single pallet and can be installed within a few hours.

Top and bottom saw wheels are driven by two individual 15 kW electric motors. The HR250 features 710 mm dynamically balanced steel non-belted blade wheels that allow the use of 32 mm and 35 mm wide bandsaw blades, or optional wider wheels for 38 mm and 50 mm blades. In addition, a rubber belt conveyor transfers cants and boards through the blades with variable feed speed from 5 to 25 m/min.

Forestry Journal:

The HR250 provides unbeatable flexibility by allowing the ability to respond quickly to market needs by cutting both softwood and hardwood to increase productivity.

The automatic blade-tensioning system maintains proper blade tension during the cutting process for longer blade life and stops the machine immediately if the blade is broken.

Accurate cutting is ensured by digital setworks that quickly position each blade separately when setting cut thickness. Additional cutting precision is provided by a powered hold-down roller that keeps material secured on the conveyor belt.

Forestry Journal:

Adam Kubiak, industrial products sales manager for Wood-Mizer, Poland, said: “Since the beginning of the company’s history, Wood-Mizer has been producing a large range of resaws providing different levels of productivity. Based on the modular design, each model of traditional Wood-Mizer horizontal resaw, like the HR500, HR700 and HR1000, has two saw heads installed one by one.

“The HR250 is a completely new design for Wood-Mizer. Our engineers created a very compact, versatile machine with a lot of innovations that generate benefits for timber producers and pallet manufacturers to make them more competitive on the market.”

Forestry Journal remains dedicated to bringing you all the latest news and views from across our industry, plus up-to-date information on the impacts of COVID-19.

Please support us by subscribing to our print edition, delivered direct to your door, from as little at £69 for 1 year - or consider a digital subscription from just £1 for 3 months.

To arrange, follow this link: https://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/subscribe/

Thanks – and stay safe.