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This summer, IWT-Moldrup is supplying three larger treatment plants in the U.S. with integrated semi- or fully automated material handling systems.
The install at Stewarts Wood Products, Danbury, N.C., includes hydraulic tilting of the pressure vessel, as well as semi-automatic material handling and automated hydraulic in the pressure vessels clamps to keep the wood from floating during the treating cycle. This will provide a drier treated wood and avoid contact between operators and freshly treated wood at the end of the process.
Southeast Forest Products, Louisville, Al., is getting a similar plant to add to its existing treating facilities, whereas late this summer Le Moyen Sawmill, Bunkie, La., will receive a fully automated material handling system. It will not require an extensive sealed concrete drip-pad, since drip-trays are integrated into the material handling system.
Lone Moldrup, CEO of IWT-Moldrup, noted that the plant can be operated by a single operator eight hours a day and, due to the automatic handling system, has an annual capacity of more than 40 million bd. ft.
Over the past three generations, Danish treating equipment manufacturer IWT-Moldrup has supplied more than 1,200 treating plants worldwide. The turnkey solutions are sold through IWT-Moldrup’s U.S. representative, American Wood Technologies, Atlanta, Ga.