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SmartRING PZU Upgrade

SmartRING PZU Upgrade

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

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