Ramsey Timber Group

world-class, resource-preserving Opti-Kap 5003 line

Utilizing wood resources to maximum advantage

System TM has recently made a significant change to Ramsey Timber Group’s production process by replacing the company’s previous System TM line with two lines; a moulding automation system and an optimizing Opti-Kap 5003 cross-cut line that includes a Microtec scanner, Goldeneye 301. Essentially, this replacement makes optimal use of all types of wood quality – some of which were previously discarded and ultimately, generating high waste costs.

The moulder line consists of a semi-automatic Opti-Feed 6000 feeding system and Opti-Stack 6000 stacking system. After being processed by the moulder, workpieces are graded and stacked into packs. Upon entering the cross-cut line, the packs are processed by an automated Opti-Feed 6000 Vack. One by one, the processed layers are lifted and placed on a chain conveyor where stability sticks are automatically removed. Next, the workpieces are transported to a Microtec scanner, Goldeneye 301. Then, scan results are conveyed to the Opti-Kap 5003 cross-cut saw’s optimizing software, which defines workpiece qualities and determines the optimal position for the Opti-Kap 5003 to place its cut. As a result, workpieces are cut into fixed lengths by the Opti-Kap 5003 saw and stacked by three automatic Opti-Stack 3000 stacking machines.

What is particularly noteworthy about the Opti-Kap 5003 optimizing saw is its remark-able ability to identify and remove defects so as not to influence the quality of the final component. Ultimately, this makes the Opti-Kap 5003 line highly resource-preserving, exceptionally good at utilizing timber to the fullest and excellent at positioning or removing defects intelligently to keep them from weakening or disfiguring the end-product.