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Forum topic by GreaterValue posted 04-19-2010 07:39 PM 1450 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2010 07:39 PM

What is your plant’s preferred method for building an arbor sleeve? What are your yield goals and how do you measure your results? I am especially interested in your thoughts on setting up the best combinations of widths on a 24” fixed arbor when maximizing for long rips.

I’ve worked with a simulator on the Cameron Quick Rip and have seen movables in action, but how does your plant do this in particular without an automated infeed system?


-- Greg

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 04:18 AM

What are you looking to riip? Load the arbor to fill cut bill that will give you the best yield of your lumber you have. Be ready to change to get the best yield as different stock comes through. As for what yield to shoot for how about as much as possible? The more you can get out of any lumber the better. For feedwise a talented operator is all that is needed, no optimizing infeed or directional feed. I have a Mereen Johnson 312 fed by hand.

-- barlow

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 04:47 AM

I’m just looking for the best automated systems to plug in some rip widths and average width of lumber and come up with the best arbor stack.

Barlow- How tough is that feeding it by hand? What sort of yield do you generally achieve?

-- Greg

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