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Allegheny Wood Products
Associated Hardwoods
Battle Lumber
Beasley Forest Products
Bradford Forest Products
Cherry Forest Products
Domtar Inc.
Emporium
Gilkey Lumber
Hartzell Hardwoods
Heideman Lavern & Sons
Hermitage Hardwood
Herwynen
Horizon Forest Products
Johnson Brothers
Laidig Systems
Mullican Flooring
Niagara Sawmills
Northland Power
PalletOne
Pinetec Ltd.
Potomac Supply
RAM Forest Products
Sexton Lumber
Spruce Forest Products
Tembec
Ward Lumber
Weaber Lumber
Wolf Systems

 
 
 
TS OPTIMIZED BOARD EDGER SYSTEMS






  GANG EDGER SYSTEMS:
STRAIGHT SAWING

TS Gang Edgers are available in a variety of applications. Since installing the first Thin Kerf Hardwood Gang Edger in Eastern Canada, the options TS provides have only grown.

For two sided cants, the simple yet accurate TS Pin Fence Infeed can easily feed cants at rates of 15 cants/min. or with its high speed option, at rates of 20 - 25 cants/min. This infeed allows optimizers to provide accurate taper and positioning solutions to the Gang Edger.

For four sided cants, TS has a variety of fenced infeeds available. These systems can be matched with a TS Pocket Gang Edger or for more flexible sawing, a Doghouse Gang Edger.

The Doghouse Gang Edger is available with up to 3 saw clusters and can even include blocking saws. Using the two clusters combined with grader input, the edger is able to 'bracket the heart' of a cant, providing grade boards and a center cant.

Combination edger infeeds are available, feeding either single or double sided. Combination infeeds are available at combined piece rates of approximately 15 - 20 pieces per minute.

On a Lineal System, we offer "on the belt' grade editing systems, with overhead lasers displaying the solution to the operator. In all grade edit systems, the operator is able to widen, narrow, skew and translate the solutions, as well as add or remove saw(s) from the solution. In some of our 'grade edit' systems, it is possible to keep a record of the board image, the optimizer solution and the edger operator determined solution, for training purposes.

   
Edger Box Options Available
       • Clamshell • Top Arbor
       • Combination • Bottom Arbor
   
     
     



  CURVE SAWING

The TS Versa-Saw Gang Edger is a unique machine in the industry. This Lineal Optimized Curve and Straight Sawing Combination Gang / Board Edger offers mill owners the ability to produce optimized boards, cants and blocks from one machine.

With a 48" wide opening, this 8" thick gang edger can handle boards and cants from 74" long and longer. Processing two sided cants, four sided cants, and flitches, it literally handles every scenario the mill can throw at it. It curve saws 6" over 16' with its Thin Kerf guided saws. With its two moving clusters, and 4 'blocking/board' saws, it is capable of multiple solutions, depending upon grade possibilities, within the cant.

At the unscrambler feed system, the operator is able to make a grade decision about each piece, determining if it will be sawn with the 'board/ blocking' saws or the gang clusters. In addition, the operator is able to 'bracket the heart' with both clusters, producing either curve sawn or straight sawn pieces and blocking.

The entire machine is manufactured modularly with stress relieved press roll and arbor modules. The arbor rotates on two oversized linear rails complete with a positive pressure dust guard to protect the precision bearings. The front press roll module is a clamshell opening, allowing the operator access to quick saw changes.

     
     




  OPTIMIZED BOARD EDGER SYSTEMS

TS Manufacturing has been building optimized board edgers since 1991. These systems have been customized to exactly handle the customer's material and piece count requirements.

     
Specs at a Glance
    Lineal and transverse
    Length range: 30" min. 24' nominal max.
    Thickness rng: 5/8" min. 8" max.
    Piece rates: Up to 48 boards/minute
    Feed speeds: 300 - 1200 fpm
     

For short boards, our short board infeed system allows piece counts of 27 boards per minute and piece lengths as low as 30" in length. This system can be coupled with any of our tailing options. The system is capable of handling pieces from 5/8" thick to 4" thick at this length. This system is only available in a non-lineal format.

For more traditional length edger systems, we offer a wider variety of edger systems to suit the needs. Starting as low as 4' board length, our edgers are available from 10 pieces per minute to greater than 40 pieces per minute feed rates.

For grade systems, we offer grade edit in both a lineal and transverse system. In the transverse, the grade edit is available with overhead lasers and mechanical skewing, or with 'visual grade edit' and virtual laser lights. Both of these systems offer the ability to have the board scanned prior to grade editing.

On a Lineal System, we offer "on the belt' grade editing systems with overhead lasers displaying the solution to the operator. In all grade edit systems, the operator is able to widen, narrow, skew and translate the solutions, as well as add or remove saw(s) from the solution. In some of our 'grade edit' systems, it is possible to keep a record of the board image, the optimizer solution and the edger operator determined solution, for training purposes.

     
     



  EDGERS & TAILERS

Our Lineal Board Edgers feature a special 'top mount' arbor design that keeps the bearing system from being contaminated with debris, allowing for longer bearing life. All of our edgers are available in either Collared Saws, Guided Saws or 'Puck Guided' Saw designs.

Of the three, we suggest using the Collared Saw system as our unique lubrication and positioning system offers lower maintenance, stable accuracy and quicker saw changes than the guided designs.

For Tailing Options we utilize Picking Fingers, Paddle Pickers or the 'Pivoting V' tailer designs. In a transverse system, the 'Pivoting V' offers low cost, simplicity and reliability that cannot be matched. Our Paddle Pickers have removable chipper knives lining the sides, allowing for more accurate tailing. The Picking Fingers design allows for reduced linear positioners but is not recommended over the other two options.

     
     
  ALL GUTS NO GLORY

All Guts, no Glory. That seems to be the stance when looking at edgers in an Optimized Edger project these days. With discussions often turned to the advanced 3D Scanning and Optimization technology, scan densities and algorithms, the stalwart edger can be easily overlooked as a relatively simple component in a high technology project. However, it is easy to forget that a precision scan requires a precision machine to achieve the optimum result. At TS Manufacturing, building reliable, precision edgers has been our business for over 30 years.

TS Manufacturing Edgers all feature a heavy duty fully welded sawbox. Our sawbox is precision cut on a cnc cutting table from between 1" to 2" thick steel. The sidewalls are then aligned and welded together to form the base sawbox and edger frame. At this point we fully stress relieve the weldment prior to machining. This ensures that the precision factory setup remains consistent for the life of the edger. After stress relieving, we line bore the edger in a single setup. This important step ensures the press rolls, press roll pivot points, bed rolls and arbor are all on parallel axis. This detailed process is crucial to achieving lasting precision alignment and stability.

     
     
  DRIVE SYSTEMS

Depending on the application, TS Edgers are available with either Polychain (Belt) or Roller Chain drives. Both drive systems come completely guarded with tensioning systems. Roller chain systems are available on edgers with feed speeds of 500 fpm or less.

Polychain drive systems are available in feed speeds up to 1250 fpm. The polychain system requires no chain lubrication and offers higher speeds, lower maintenance and noise than the roller chain systems. Additionally, the polychain system requires less tensioning adjustments over time than the roller chain systems.

     
     
 
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