The old Log Ladder built by PSI in the mid 90’s had done its job for Weyerhaeuser in Dodson, Louisiana handling the primary flow of dimension blocks entering the mill for processing. Maintenance was becoming an issue and having a machine that could perform at a high level of uptime and increase the product flow was important.
The existing 3 stage Log Ladder was hydraulically driven. We suggested a Clockwork style Singulator/Indexer that would fit the same space as the Log Ladder, so that minimum modifications would be required to the existing deck and outfeed. The Clockwork has one electric drive. The design of the Clockwork provides singulation at two locations, even though it is only one stage. The unit is driven by a “Cone Drive” Low Backlash Worm gear reducer. The worm is utilized for the high impact durability of the double enveloping worm design. A direct coupled Vector Motor provides power to the worm.
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