Pulpmill & Industrial Services

Kadant Carmanah offers not only the highest quality machinery, but also the services and expertise to maintain it. Settling for nothing less than perfection.

Pulpmill Services

For more than 40 years, Kadant Carmanah Design (formerly Carmanah Design and CAE Machinery), has operated as a repair facility for all major mechanical equipment associated with Kraft digesters and the TMP process.  For many of those years we were an OEM licensee.  During this time, we refurbished approximately 1,600 high-and low-pressure feeders ranging from some of the smallest, 165L LPF and 260L HPF, to the largest, #8 LPF and 1500L HPF.  We've also refurbished numerous Twin Refiner assemblies, including the T60.  Kadant Carmanah has considerable experience in the repair and manufacture of various other pulpmill related equipment.

Our manufacturing facility has a lifting capacity of 40 tons and machine centers adequately sized to service pulpmill equipment.  Our quality management system is registered under ISO 9000-2001 standards and all welding procedures are certified to the ASME code.  In addition to repair and refurbishment of equipment for the Pulp industry, we design and manufacture capital machinery for the forest industry.

Effective in 1998, our OEM license agreement and territorial restrictions were removed, enabling us to pursue business in new areas.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can provide value to your operation.


Industrial Services

With more than 90 years serving local industry, Kadant Carmanah Design (and its predecessor companies) has developed considerable skill in the areas of machining and fabrication. Many of our shop personnel have decades of experience in the manufacture and assembly of extremely sophisticated and precision equipment for a variety of industries.

The company's machining department settles for nothing less than perfection.  The company's capital equipment, including Ring and Disc stranders and chippers supplied to the Engineered Wood and Pulp & Paper industries, require precision manufacturing - there can be no compromise. As a result, the company's skill and ability is considerable and benefits all our customers. Kadant Carmanah's machining capability includes vertical and horizontal boring mills.

Our fabrication department houses a 20 ton crane, a 10,000 pound capacity welding positioner, a 200 ton press, and a 11’x12’x7’ calibrated stress relieving oven to address the needs of our customers for large-scale fabrication requirements.

In our assembly department, we have a 300 ton horizontal press, and a crane capacity of 35 tons to allow straightforward handling of large projects.


Kadant Carmanah’s manufacturing site is located in Surrey, British Columbia, with convenient access to major road, rail, and marine transportation.
Manufacturing departments are comprised of machine shop steel fabrication shop, and assembly departments, with separate office and administrative spaces.

Machine Shop


  • Maximum turning diameter – 72 inches (1830 mm)
  • Maximum bed length – 28 feet (8530 mm)
  • Tracer turning available on all size ranges

Vertical Boring Mills

  • Largest machine capable of turning up to 17.4 feet (5200 mm) in diameter
  • Equipped with infinitely variable drives for all motions
  • Two mills equipped with a tracer attachment and one mill with a 2-axis numerical read-out system

Horizontal Boring Mills

  • Two 4-inch (100 mm) spindle diameters
  • Tables to 48 inches ( 1220 mm) square and height to 72 inches (1830 mm) equipped with a 3-axis numerical read-out system

Horizontal Floor Boring Mill

  • 4-Axis CNC controlled, x=23’-0 (7000mm) y=118” (3000mm) z=16 ½ (419mm) w=39” (1000mm) equipped with 78” x 78” (2000mm x 2000mm) fully powered digital controlled rotary table – weight capacity 56 tons

Milling Machines

  • 3800mm x 1000mm Table surface
  • 8500 kg Max weight
  • (X) 3500mm Longitudinal travel
  • (Y) 1000mm Cross Travel
  • (Z) 1000mm Vertical Travel
  • 40 tool capacity

Fabrication Shop


  • 4,000 and 10,000 lb capacities

Sub-Arc Welding Machine

Stress-Relieving Oven

7 ft x 11 ft x 12 ft

Other equipment includes conventional electric welding machines, gas welding, CO2 welding, wire welding, submerged-arc and semi-automatic, and Tig welding.

Assembly Shop

Hydraulic Presses

  • 350 ton horizontal machine
  • 50 and 200 ton vertical machine

Painting Services

“We (CP&P) had a major incident with the HPF (High Pressure Feeder). To change it out would take 48 hours. Instead, we decided to replace the failed components on site, to reduce the downtime by half. This was a tough decision to make as there is a higher risk involved with an insitu repair. Carmanah's immediate response allowed the work to be completed as quickly as possible because at no time were we held up waiting for parts. Carmanah's input with respect to assembly details and procedure was also key to our success. Repairs were completed in just 18 hours versus 24, cutting the downtime by almost 60%.”

~ Gerry Ortner P. Eng, Cariboo Pulp and Paper

To inquire about Kadant Carmanah's ability to assist with either repair and refurbishing or provide industrial services, please contact us.

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