Log Conditioning

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Windsor Log Conditioning
 

Log Conditioning (LCC)


Traditional log heating methods are inefficient and produce significant volumes of waste water. Windsor developed and patented a technology which generates and uses clean atmospheric pressure steam inside an insulated chamber to heat and condition logs.

Windsor LCC systems, in conjunction with our partner Raute, are now installed around the world including New Zealand, South Korea, Europe and Australia.

What they do

 
Significant reduction in the down grading associated with the peeling or slicing of most logs can be achieved if the log core temperature is raised, typically to about 50oC (125oF).

Comparisons with peeling at ambient temperatures and at elevated log core temperatures have repeatedly shown that conditioned softwood logs will reduce veneer degrade by up to 18%.
 
Windsor Log Conditioning
Windsor Log Conditioning
 

Log Conditioning improves surfaces


Conditioned peeler feed stock also results in a smoother surface finish on the veneer which effectively reduces the amount of adhesive required for the laminating process.
 
Traditional methods of log heating, e.g. hot water ponds, often create large volumes of waste water which is environmentally unfriendly.

Benefits

The controlled conditions in a Windsor LCC ensures that all logs are heated uniformly and kept wet.
  • Comparisons between peeling at ambient temperatures and at elevated log core temperatures have repeatedly shown that conditioned softwood logs will improve the veneer grade by up to 18%.
  • The controlled conditions in a Windsor LCC ensures that all logs are heated uniformly and kept wet.
  • Steam conditioning does not cause water staining of the logs.
  • The chamber will produce a semi-continuous flow of conditioned logs for your peeler or slicer.
  • Reduced capital and running costs.
  • Minimal environmental impact when compared with soaking pits or vats.
  • Recycling of hot condensate increases thermal efficiency and reduces the volume of waste water.
  • Fully insulated corrosion resistant stainless steel chamber with aluminium cladding is easily maintained.
  • Steam conditioned logs are free from grit and contaminants which damage your peeler knives and slicer.
  • Windsor LCC systems offer a safer working environment.
 
Windsor Log Conditioning
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Wellington - Head Office:
+64 4 232 8080 windsor.sales@windsor.co.nz
 
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+64 9 262 4474 ipsco.sales@windsor.co.nz
Christchurch - CFS Division:
+64 3 366 1411 sales@cfsfilter.co.nz
 
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+61 3 9793 2588 aust.sales@windsorgroup.com.au