Tuesday, September 1, 2020
A multirip is
designed to make boards from cants.
Any size sawmill
that produces a cant and wants to grow its volumes to make more money can use a
To invest in a
multirip should not be a difficult decision.
questions can point you in the right direction already:
the business use several sawmills to break logs down into boards?
these units overworked and can they be used better to increase output?
spend less money on worker salaries?
If the answer is
yes to any of these questions read further.
Why would a
sawmill needs a multirip?
sawmills that are thinking about getting a multirip want to increase volumes
and cutting accuracy.
Fewer stops to
change blades and less maintenance to keep sawmills running are more reasons.
simple-to-use, reliable and tough machine that can cut big volumes of
accurately sized boards is also a reason.
To think about
it in another way.
With a multirip
a sawmiller can do more work with one machine to produce more boards with less maintenance
than a few bandsaw mills.
The Wood-Mizer Titan EG800 is a robust, affordable edger/multirip combination
What are the
key reasons to get a multirip?
Increase volumes - Sawmills that aim to produce more accurately
sized boards but can’t do so with current equipment will benefit from a
Use sawmills better
– A multirip is built to cut
boards. A bandsaw mill cuts cants faster. Link the two together to improve
resharpening - A multirip works
longer with fewer blades. Fewer blades to resharpen cuts costs with less delays
to change blades.
costs – A sawmill with
a multirip produces more boards with fewer people.
Less upkeep –
Invest in a multirip
that produces more with fewer machines to cut maintenance costs.
eat profits – Boards
that are not the right size will not sell. A multirip always cuts straight.
Straight boards sell well.
less work – A multirip’s
precise cut needs less planing to make a finished product. With less work, more
timber to use for manufacturing and less waste to remove, profits grow.
Less hands to
move material – It is simple
to produce boards with a multirip. With fewer pieces to move and stack, the
sawmill is always neat and less workers to move pieces around saves money.
When is it a
good time to choose a multirip?
To increase volumes
is the first part of the answer.
Bearings bolted to the frame from the outside makes it easy to replace
The second part
is to ask which market I sell my boards to?
If a sawmill wants
to cut more boards that it supplies to manufacturers or the export market that
want thicker and very precisely cut boards, a multirip is a better option. Why?
high volumes, speed, and low maintenance of a multirip will pay for the higher
waste it produces with a thicker blade.
Why choose a
There are many machine
manufacturers that build multirips. But few multirips can match Wood-Mizer
TITAN’s Multirip range.
The heavy and robust top and bottom saw arbors packed with circular blades for precise cutting
What makes a
multirip good is that it cuts straight.
How is this
By always making
sure that the material is fed straight into the blade. If the infeed rollers of
multirip do not line up with the blades, the board will always be skew.
line-up is out, it can also cause other problems.
Bearings will fail,
and blades will become blunt faster because they do not run true in the cut.
With more strain on all the parts, the machine will also break down more with more
use very expensive equipment to get the alignment needed but the end-product is
cut costs by building the machine frame from tube-steel frames and using cheap
Frames like this
are not stiff enough for rollers and blades to line up. Bearing fails faster
because they have to work harder to make everything work straight.
The Wood-Mizer TITAN MR3000 and MR5000 multirips are built for the toughest multirip tasks
uses a super-strong frame made from 20mm thick plates that are cut on a laser
and then locked and welded together to give the stiff frame to make sure that everything
bolt to the frame also lines up perfectly for fewer break downs. Simply loosen
the bolts on the outside of the frame to change them. No further alignment is needed.
The end result
is perfect cutting performance.
EG800 (Configured as
700 - 900mm
Throat Height: (Max
Main saw motors:
(2x) 15-30 kW
(2x) 45-90 kW
4x bottom 2x top
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