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We provide a number of solutions to the timber industry through the supply of quality service and reliable compressors and pneumatic automation equipment.  This includes an upgrade that helped Kiwi Lumber Masterton hit a daily record of 605m3, up from 440m3.

MAC Valves provide a number of solutions for applications in this industry which all lead to an increase in savings and production output. Here are a few of them.

Double-Length Infeed

Product: MAC Valve’s 93 Series, 1/2" ports 
Double Infeeds are long machines that scan/optimize and position the log prior to the sawing process. The machine has up to (30) hold down rolls in a row, each applying pressure on top of the log to assure it does not move. This benefits the customer as:  

  • High Flow valving allows for more logs/ shift
  • Fast Response times reduces log spacing
  • Plug-in style valves reduce maintenance downtime
  • 4 way pilots, means more consistent shifting times.

Log Kickers

Product: MAC Valve’s 67 series valve close mounted to the cap end of cylinder
High speed and high volume actuate cylinder with constant low pressure in rod end. As piston extends, low pressure in rod end increases, thus retracting the piston when solenoid is de-energised. Special circuits have been developed to increase cylinder speeds, yet still provide effective cushioning. The benefits to the customer are:

  • Fast response time (100-200ms typically) 
  • Reliability 
  • Fewer components 
  • Consumes 50% less compressed air 
  • Less downtime 
  • No physical shock.

Lumber Sorter

Product: MAC Valve’s modular mounting with Mac 400 Namur

  • The benefits to the customer are: Opens the bin arms to allow lumber to fall into the correct bin. 
  • Fast response time 
  • Reliability 
  • Less downtime 
  • Fewer components.
Contact us about our services & products for the Timber industry