LIGNA 2023: Andritz presents autonomous logyard crane and other technologies

ANDRITZ will present its autonomous logyard crane and other new technologies, services, and automation solutions for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 (Image: Andritz)

International technology group Andritz will present its range of new and proven technologies and services for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 show from 15-19 May 2023 in Hanover, Germany.

Under the motto “Building the Future Together”, Andritz will be focusing on innovative technologies that enable customers to save energy, water, and raw materials in addition to reducing production costs and increasing product quality.

Key technology to be presented include:

Andritz will feature their autonomous logyard crane, which comes with the artificial intelligence (AI) feature, Metris ANDI for the environmentally friendly, cost-effective operation of log handling.

The use of artificial intelligence allows detailed tracking and classifying of the wood received in real time. Running on electricity, Andritz claims that the crane causes zero CO2 emissions and reduces noise pollution.

Andritz is also featuring their PM30-6 pellet mill, designed for biomass. Based on an optimised die speed and a patented feed system, it produces high-quality pellets at reduced maintenance cost and increased capacity.

Lastly, it will display its adjustable plug screw feeder, which allows the use of dry and wet wood based on a unique adjustable design.

With this design, compression can be adjusted to the moisture content of the fibers to optimise water removal in the plug screw feeder area and temperature requirements in the dryer thus reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions.

Andritz will present these solutions and more at two stands: One in Hall 25, Stand K66, and the other at Hall 26, Stand D27.

At Hall 25, Andritz has biomass processing technologies, from single equipment to complete plant solutions including wet milling, drying, fine milling and pelleting, and sawmill products including debarking and chipping equipment.

At Hall 26, Andritz has front-end packages or single equipment for fibreboard production, ranging from wood processing to wastewater evaporation, as well as lifecycle service solutions and advanced digitalisation solutions.