Economic profitability of processing thin wood trunks.
It is no secret that the issue of profitability of timber processing is increasingly affecting the sector of timber processing plants and private companies. Previously, the fate of the forest was decided directly, it was either sold at the price of firewood, or burned directly on the plots, if the export was not economically viable. In connection with a decrease in the volume of deliveries of commercial timber, entrepreneurs have become more attentive to the possibility of processing low-grade timber into a business board or timber.
In order for wood processing to be economically justified and profitable, our production enterprise was given the task of designing and manufacturing equipment that had to meet several requirements at once:
- Ability not to sort the forest.
- There is no sensitivity of the machine to the curvature and taper of the logs.
- Minimum of working personnel and occupied area.
- The ability to work at low temperatures.
- Quick readjustment to any board or timber size.
- High performance with low power consumption.
A machine capable of solving these problems at the same time was a wood processing plant — UPT-250M, which actually consists of:
- Chain that moves the log.
- A milling unit consisting of 2 cutters, which mill the planes on the block.
- Saw block in which the block is sawn into boards.
Below is a map with several options for cutting logs of different diameters, with which you can evaluate the economic benefits when cutting thin wood in your environment.