Canfor’s Conway, South Carolina facility was in need of a faster, lower maintenance device to feed logs onto the turning rolls of their breakdown infeed system. The existing system included a PSI Log Ladder install many years ago. It was working well enough, but maintaining the 4 drive systems on a machine of its age was getting expensive and causing unscheduled downtime.
After discussions and reviewing videos of other similar installations, Canfor decided to go with our Fully Plated, all electric Clockwork Singulator/ Indexer. The new unit would fit the exact space the old Log Ladder was in and only would have 1 drive unit. Speed would be increased and maintenance would be greatly reduced. In addition, the new Clockwork could be positioned much closer to the Turning Rolls so that roll out and impact was minimized.
The unit was started up recently and improvements of speed were immediately noticed due to being able to shorten the gaps between logs. The new Clockwork always has a log ready to be gently indexed into the turning rolls.The operators quickly accepted the functionally of the new unit and Canfor is very pleased with the new install.