YieldSaver-24: Self Centering, Double-Sided Planer at IWF 2014

By Matt Schumake | Posted: 07/01/2014 4:48PM

 

Timesavers' new double-sided planer surfaces the top and bottom sides of rough lumber in one pass, while automatically centering each board. Dubbed the Yieldsaver-24, the machine is designed to produce a high yield with its automatic centering infeeds.

The company says the cutter heads, infeed shoes and infeed drive rolls individually center each and every board, which helps to eliminate fixed cuts from thin boards and roller splits of material.

Timesavers President Greg Larson says the centering mechanism improves yield on boards that are barely sufficient, or that have scant areas. Rather than taking a constant amount off one side, the Yieldsaver-24 scans each side and takes an even amount from both.

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The design began with Timesavers's opposed sanding machine, Larson says, and it took about two years to develop. The top-and-bottom drum format means the machine takes up less floor space - about 50 square feet.

As a finalist in the 2014 IWF Distinguished Challengers Awards, Timesavers will present the Yieldsaver-24 to a panel of judges on August 19 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Winners will be announced the morning the show opens, August 20.

In addition to maximizing the yield in each board, Larson says the machine has the ability to deliver a very consistent wood chip size in its dust collection system, which makes the planed material salable as animal bedding for livestock farmers.

Read about more than 60 entrants in the awards program in the Official IWF 2014 Challengers Award e-zine.

 

2014 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award

 

About the Author

Matt Schumake

As a writer for Custom Woodworking Business, Wood & Wood Products and WoodworkingNetwork.com, Matt reports on tools, trends, innovations and business methods in the woodworking industry. His experience spans e-commerce and marketing, and he specializes in developing web and media presence for businesses small and large. In addition to writing, Matt builds custom wood furniture pieces at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached at mschumake@vancepublishing.com

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