After the introduction of its new sawdust remove bandsaw blade, Wood-Mizer, a leading supplier of thin-kerf, narrowband sawmills since the 1980s, has furthered their product range to supplying a complete range of wideband equipment solutions. As an agreement with South Africa-based Multisaw Sawmills to take over the sales and manufacturing of Multisaw’s wideband sawmilling equipment is coming to a conclusion, multisaw’s products will now be sold as Wood-Mizer TITAN.
Since 1990, Multisaw has been involved in the design, manufacturing and supply of sawmilling equipment to customers in Africa, Asia and Europe. With the agreement, Wood-Mizer’s worldwide sales and service network will now be actively involved in the sale of new TITAN installations and service.
The move is set to add further momentum to Wood-Mizer’s ability to design and manufacture innovative wideband sawmilling solutions that will broaden the corporation’s global reach in both the narrow and wide-band sawmilling arenas.
“Our narrowband range has made great strides in the last 15 years to help wood producers worldwide to cut costs and raise yields,” Richard Vivers, president and CEO of Wood-Mizer said. “But that is just one piece of a very big market that exists. TITAN products are extremely well built machines built for high-throughput industrial applications that now gives Wood-Mizer the ability to serve the needs of those customers.”
The TITAN Range
TITAN wideband machines will greatly expand Wood-Mizer’s available products, which will now consist of three distinct product lines, each geared towards the specific volume and budget requirements of the end-user. Wood-Mizer’s Orange sawmill range will continue to provide sawmilling solutions for entry level through to professional sawmillers, while Wood-Mizer’s Green range will now focus on narrowband industrial sawmilling solutions.
TITAN products are heavy-duty, and built-tough wideband sawmilling solutions for high-throughput industrial sawmilling applications. Each TITAN product is designed to operate as standalone unit that can be used in existing sawmilling lines or form an entire sawmilling line that can be customized to the requirements of the end-user. The range provides for primary and secondary log breakdown capacity across a range of log diameters varying from 100-800 mm in diameter. Blade widths on TITAN machines vary between 32 mm and 150 mm, depending on configuration.
The Titan products include horizontal and vertical primary and secondary log breakdown sawmills and resaws, circular saw edgers, multirips, and material handling equipment.
• Twin vertical primary breakdown head rigs
TITAN Circular saws
• Optimising board edgers
• Manual edgers
As of 2016, Wood-Mizer not only sells narrowband bandsaw blades, but also wideband sawmill blades as well, up to 150 mm wide.