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Ledinek upgrades multi-side wide planer/moulder for mass timber products


June 1, 2021
By Ledinek

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Ledinek has further developed Superles, its top series of high-performance planing systems for demanding final processing of finger jointed solid wood beams and glulam beams – known for its excellent beam surface finish and therefore very popular in such production plants. It now also enables the final surface processing of up to 1.250-millimetre-wide CLT elements with the required Residential Visible Surface Quality. Ledinek developed an oscillating belt sanding unit for the final sanding of the two main surfaces after planing. During the same through feed, lateral profiles for on-site assembly can be easily finished onto the CLT elements.

With this new development, the Superles series is now also a very good fit for smaller to medium-sized CLT, Glulam and finger jointed solid wood lines as well as for hybrid production lines of such products. Combined with the optional chamfering, square rabbet, groove and sanding units, these machines can adapt to all customers’ requirements. In addition, vertical units with 630 millimetre tooling length and tooling spindle height positioning of 330 millimetre are available. Switching between planing (glulam) and moulding (CLT elements, profiled logs or beams) is possible at the push of a button and 600-millimetre-thick block glued beams can also be processed. The first machine of its kind will soon be installed as part of a completely new Ledinek CLT plant concept in the EU area.