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The Wood-Mizer Multirip range is designed to give sawmills of all sizes the advantage of using a multirip.
A multirip is designed to make boards from cants.
Any sawmill of any size that produces cant and wants to increase volumes to make more money can use a multirip.
Investing in a multirip shouldn’t be a difficult decision.
These basic questions can already point you in the right direction:
- Does the company use multiple sawmills to cut logs into boards?
- Are these units overloaded and can they be better used to increase production?
- Want to spend less money on worker salaries?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, read on.
Why would a sawmill need a multirip?
In general, sawmills considering a multirip want to increase cutting volumes and precision.
Fewer stops to change blades and less maintenance to keep sawmills running are other reasons.
Finding a machine that is easy to use, reliable and robust, capable of cutting large volumes of boards of precise dimensions is also a reason.
To think about it differently.
With a multirip, a sawmill can do more work with a single machine to produce more boards with less maintenance than with a few band sawmills.
What are the main reasons to get a multirip?
Increase volumes – Sawmills that aim to produce more precisely dimensioned boards but cannot do so with current equipment will benefit from a multirip.
Better use of sawmills – A multirip is designed to cut boards. A band sawmill cuts cants more quickly. Connect the two together to improve performance.
Less resharpening – A multirip works longer with fewer blades. Fewer blades to resharpen reduces costs with less time to change blades.
Less labor costs – A sawmill equipped with a multirip produces more boards with fewer personnel.
Less maintenance – Invest in a multirip that produces more with fewer machines to reduce maintenance costs.
Rejection Charts Eat Profits – Boards that are not the right size will not sell. A multirip always cuts straight. Straight boards sell well.
More wood, less work – The precise cutting of a multirip requires less planing to produce a finished product. With less labor, more wood to use in manufacturing, and less waste to dispose of, profits increase.
Fewer hands to move equipment – It’s easy to make boards with a multirip. With fewer pieces to move and stack, the sawmill is always clean and fewer workers to move pieces saves money.
When is the right time to choose a multirip?
Increasing volumes is the first part of the answer.
The second part is to ask what market am I selling my boards to?
If a sawmill wants to cut more boards than it supplies to manufacturers or the export market that wants thicker, precision-cut boards, a multirip is a better option. For what?
The precision, high volumes, speed and low maintenance of a multirip will pay for the higher waste it produces with a thicker blade.
Why choose a Wood-Mizer multirip?
Many machine manufacturers make multirips. But few multirips can compete with the Wood-Mizer TITAN Multirip range.
What makes a multirip good is that it cuts straight.
How is this ensured?
Always ensuring that the material is fed directly into the blade. If the multitrip feed rollers do not align with the blades, the board will always be skewed.
When this line-up is no longer available, it can also cause other problems.
Bearings will fail and blades will dull more quickly because they are not working properly in the cut. With more pressure on all parts, the machine will also break down more with more maintenance.
Some companies use very expensive equipment to achieve the necessary alignment, but the end product is expensive.
Some companies reduce costs by building the machine chassis from steel tube frames and using inexpensive bearings.
Frames like this aren’t stiff enough for the rollers and blades to line up. Bearings fail more quickly because they have to work harder to keep everything running smoothly.
Wood-Mizer uses a super strong frame made from 20mm thick plates which are laser cut, then locked and welded together to give the frame rigidity and ensure everything lines up.
The bearings bolted to the frame also align perfectly to reduce the number of failures. Simply loosen the bolts on the outside of the frame to change them. No further alignment is necessary.
The end result is perfect cutting performance.
The Wood-Mizer Multirip range
“The Wood-Mizer MR3000 exceeded our expectations for reliability and cutting precision. » Keith Bailey, Plant Manager – UCL Sawmill