The Kadant Carmanah SmartRING upgrade allows customers currently operating PZU-style flakers to upgrade their system to take advantage of additional operating benefits
Increased wood yield
Consistent strand geometry
Lower operating costs
Replace and run wear parts
Real-time operator feedback
Automated knife-change system
"Carmanah's support and contribution to the Elkin Strander conversion significantly contributed to our safe, successful outage and conversion of both stranders.
Even though hours were long, pressures were high, and goals were aggressive, the entire team topped-off a well-executed project by completing the tasks SAFELY and without incident.
We would like to conclude with a thank you to your team for a job well done."
Debbie Tadlock - Mill Manager
Kenneth R. Cox - Engineering Manager
Ginger Hackworth - Woodroom Process Area Manager
Weyerhaeuser, Elkin, NC