Two new wood yard orders
Maier had a great start to 2018. The Bielefeld-based Dieffenbacher subsidiary received two orders for complete chipper lines and wood yards in the first half of the year.
One of the orders came from the Spanish wood-based panels manufacturer FINSA in Santiago de Compostela. The production plants at the company’s main site are to be modernized in several stages. The wood yard and the chipper line mark the beginning.
The contract awarded by FINSA to Maier in March includes a storage cross chain conveyor that has a slab bundle singularizer for feeding logs and slab bundles as well as a chain bed conveyor with loading zone for long logs. The subsequent cleaning section is specially designed for processing slabs and splinters. Maier will also deliver a vibration dosing table for the feeding of short pieces of wood; a chipper belt conveyor with metal detector; and waste belt conveyors with a disc separator to prescreen the collected waste for combustion.
The heart of the line is a HRL 2000 drum chipper with a centrifugal wedge rotor. Last, Maier will supply the steel structure with platforms, the electrical control system including visualization and mechanical and electrical supervision.
FINSA has operated two HRL 2000 lines at the Rábade and Padrón sites since 1998 and 2001, respectively. “Due to the positive experience we’ve had with our drum chippers over a long period of time, and the appealing overall concept for our new wood yard, selecting Maier was an easy decision,” said Jose Manuel Sanchez, FINSA Plant Manager. Installation is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.
Maier received the second order for
a wood yard with chipper line from Novopan in Ecuador. The company ordered a particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher for its Quito site in December 2017, followed soon afterward by a wood yard contract. The scope of supply is essentially the same as the FINSA order. Novopan has also ordered three MRZ 1400 knife ring flakers with FlowOptimizer technology.
Image: MAIER Wood Yard
Image: MAIER Drum Chipper HRL