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Springer to supply Roseburg Forest Products

Dec. 8, 2014, Dillard, Ore. - Roseburg Forest Products is making upgrades to the company’s mill in Dillard, Ore. The project focuses on the optimization of the log handling process implementing a state-of-the-art screw unscrambler with a short buffer conveyor and stop-end feeder made by Springer.

The system will be integrated into the current log handling equipment and is custom-designed for the length of Roseburg’s logs. The existing step feeder will be removed, and the new screw unscrambler will align and singulate the logs faster and more efficiently for the following conveyor unit.

“The screw technology turned out to be our favored solution – a chainless system makes sense in terms of keeping maintenance costs low. Revisions are easy and spare part requirements minimized. It is also equipped with a fully automatic lubrication system. We expect significant improvements in productivity as well as lower conversion costs as a result of the investment,” says Barry Hutchins, Manager of Solid Wood Engineering at Roseburg.

The new system will be delivered in May with installation starting June 2015.

“We know that our screw systems for log handling are a highly competitive technology ,”says Gero Springer, CEO of Springer Microtec Inc. Vancouver. “With Idaho Forest Products and Roseburg on board as new customers, we realize a fast growing interest on the North American market. With our office based in Vancouver we are perfectly situated to work with our clients professionally and efficiently.”


December 8, 2014
By Andrew Macklin


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Springer is supplying optimization equipment for the log handling process at Roseburg Forest Products.