Hekotek to supply new log sorting line for Versowood’s latest sawmill acquisition

A log sorting line by Hekotek (Image: Hekotek)

Manufacturer of woodworking equipment Hekotek has signed a contract for the supply of a log sorting line to sawntimber producer Versowood in Finland.

Versowood acquired the site of Kissakoski sawmill in August 2022 and started its modernisation in autumn. According to Hekotek, the new log sorting line will be installed there.

The new line capacity will enable to annually sort up to 200,000m3 of logs. In addition to the function of sorting logs in accordance with the required parameters, the line will ensure measuring the exact volume of logs arriving at the sawmill from suppliers.

The line equipped with a revolver-turner will include 32 sorting bins. Both x-ray and 3D scanners will be delivered for measuring precise size dimensions of logs.

The delivery and the start of installation works are scheduled for July 2023, followed by the launch of the line in August 2023. Hekotek is responsible for both delivery of the line and its complete installation and start-up.