14 November, 2017
Wood-Mizer's TITAN Hybrid range - Versatile, Affordable, Tough
Rocklands Sawmills' TITAN Hybrid TH-TB Twin breaking Eucalyptus logs down into two-sided cants and sideboards.
narrow and wide bandsaw blades have specific benefits. A sawmilling
solution that can fill the gap between the two blade types, opens the
door to the versatility needed to build profitable sawmilling
businesses. Wood-Mizer's TITAN Hybrid range is this solution.
The TITAN Hybrid range resulted from the idea to bridge the gap between
narrow band and wide band technologies in the small to medium sized
This allows for a sawmilling solution that gives sawmillers the
flexibility to either run wider blades for more performance or narrower
band profiles for those looking for a simpler saw doctoring process.
The versatility that this solution offers, has a number of secondary
benefits that adds to the utility of the TITAN Hybrid range.
A general overview
The Hybrid range consists of primary and secondary breakdown solutions with both designed to run narrower or wider bandsaws.
a price point and compared to other offerings, the range offers heavy
duty sawmilling capacity at very affordable price. This makes it
accessible to small and medium sized sawmills
affordability of the range, the customisation possibilities that it
offers and the productivity that it gives, empower sawmillers to widen
margins and extend efficiencies
ability to run blade widths that vary in size from 32 to 80 mm can be
customised further with the choice to run spring set, swage set and
Stellite tipped (65 to 80mm wide) saws on one head rig
- If clients want to run narrower (38 or 50mm) wide saws, this can also be done
- Heavy duty feed mechanics is standard for the entire range
- The range is simple to maintain and operate and can easily slot into existing lines with minimal disruption
Hybrid range also slots in neatly between Wood-Mizer's narrow bandsaw
portable and industrial ranges and the TITAN 4 & 6-inch wide bandsaw
range with sawmillers benefitting from the wider choice.
The range unpacked - TVS
The Wood-Mizer TITAN Hybrid TVS range is an efficient and affordable
twin vertical solution to break the log into a two-sided cant. The range
offer two models, the TH-TB and TH-TBLT. Both are suitable for log
diameters of between 120 - 400 mm and up to 4 m in length.
Features that can be highlighted are feed speeds of up to 40 m/min,
pressurised feed rollers to ensure a stable cut, heavy duty construction
for high strain sawing and electronic cut size control.
With the automated cut size control, the operator simply selects a cut
size and the machine will automatically adjust to that size. This
removes the need to sort the logs before sawing.
Through-put and processing capacity can be improved further with
heavy-duty mechanized log loading and log turning options on the TH-TB
Twin and sharp chain options on the TH-TBLT Twin.
Additional options are also available.
The range unpacked - Resaw
Wood-Mizer's TITAN Hybrid TH-R Resaw is a high-performance, industrial
capacity resaw that is available in a single or back-to-back twin-head
It is suitable for processing sideboards and cants or blocks measuring up to 350 mm wide and 290 mm high.
Factors that contribute to its productivity and efficiency Include:
- Feed speeds of up to 40 m/min
- A heavy-duty head rig construction for high strain, high speed accurate sawmilling
- Pneumatically assisted powered hold-down rollers
- Heavy-duty in and outfeed slat-chain bed with variable speed.
The unit can easily integrate into existing lines. Low power consumption adds to the utility of the product.
Peak Forest Products trading as Rocklands Mill is a mining timber mill located in Swaziland.
It was established in mid-2010 in conjunction with local partners to
provide a higher value take-off for burnt and fresh timber at Peak
Timbers after the devastating fires of 2007 and to produce high quality
products for local and exports markets to the benefit of Swaziland.
The mill's key output is mining timber with a wet-off-saw line also
kicking into gear in 2013 to supply pallet components to manufacturers
in Swaziland and South Africa.
The wet-off-saw line is built entirely around Wood-Mizer TITAN's Hybrid and 4 & 6-inch range.
Primary breakdown is done with a TITAN Hybrid Twin. Sideboards from
there are fed to two resaws, a TITAN Hybrid resaw and a TITAN 4 Twin
The sideboards and two-sided cant exiting the TVS are edged and ripped with four TITAN edgers.
Current input into the mill of mainly 2,5 and 3,1 m Eucalyptus logs
stand at 500-600 logs per day. Although daily and monthly output was
undisclosed by management, recovery figures are estimated at between 48
Speaking to Rocklands Mill Manager Jaco Fourie, he said the line's
compact design and flexibility makes it possible to achieve the output
that they're achieving from it currently.
Jaco concludes that he is confident that the line has not reached its
limit yet and that it can be improved significantly into the future.
TITAN Hybrid TH-R Resaw is a high
performance, industrial capacity
resaw that is available
in a single or back-to-back twin-head
A Wood-Mizer TITAN 4 Twin resaw taking care of part of
the sideboards that exit the TVS.
The sideboards and two-sided cant exiting the TVS are
edged and ripped with four TITAN edgers.
Product from the mill awaiting distribution to diverse
destinations in Swaziland and beyond.
The dynamic management team of Rocklands Sawmill. From ltr is Ncamiso Bhembe - Yard Foreman,
Jaco Fourie - Sawmill
Manager, X-Mas Musenzo -WOS Manager, Bonke Dlamini - Pack Mill Manager
Elijah Bera - Senior Production Manager.