Sawmilling

Sustainable – Local  – Healthy 

We offer a range of sawmilling services, working with industry leading equipment and techniques.

TRAK-MET TTP-600

Technical Data

  • weight – 1550 kg
  • main motor power – 11 KW / (optionally 15-18,5 kW)
  • power demand – 13,0 KW (full option)
  • supply voltage – 380V, 50Hz
  • up-down vertical chain movement – 30 mm/s
  • electric tension roller movement – 0.12 kW gear-motor
  • horizontal/vertical cutting head clearance per cut – 1150/280 mm
  • variable longitudinal movement of the cutting head (inverter) – 0-40 linear metres/min
  • blade width – 32-35 mm
  • blade length – 4004 mm
  • kerf thickness – 1,5-2,5mm
  • diameter of guide wheels – 475 mm
  • sawing machine substructure – hollow profile 120mm x 120mm x 5/6 mm
  • diameter of the log to be worked – 1200 mm
  • length of standard cutting – 6200 mm

The TRAK-MET TTP-600​ is perfect for:

Since we bought the mill in 2017, and it’s been up and running 5 days a week ever since.

We bought the mill before we had the shed, and milled logs from the estate. We then built the shed around the mill.

Logosol C210 Edger:

We use this to maximise the recovery from a log by cutting cladding boards at 150mm, 73mm or 45×22 cladding battens – or, at the very least, we cut 22×22 stickers for stacking the timber. 

The edger’s max cutting capacity is 215mm double-cut, but it can go much wider if it’s just cutting with the single outside blade and the board hanging outside the machine. 

The edger’s max thickness is 38mm. 

The Stenner 36:

We use this machine mainly to cut down big rectangular blocks of timber (called billets) into cladding boards, or smaller sizes for cladding battens (or blanks) to be kilned and then planed down into decking or cladding.

Having this machine allows for faster operations on the mill, as the mill just needs to have the log cut into a big block – then, it can go over to the Stenner to be finished off. The mill can then move onto the next log.

915mm diameter saw pulleys. 75mm wide blade, saw kerf 2.2mm.

Maximum depth of cut under top saw guide 320mm, but we would only really go up to 200mm to keep a high-quality cut.

The manual fence’s maximum throat opening is 260mm; this is fitted with long fence plate (Cant 0-15 degrees) for bevel sawing.

11 KW/15HP Motor Star Delta Starter.

What makes our sawmilling so special?

No harmful chemicals

When cutting timber with certain saws some lubrication and/or coolant is needed. Larch is one of the main species we cut and because of the high resin content we need a lot of lubrication to stop the resin build up on the blade.

We started with water but although cheap was not great for keeping the blades clean, then it was diesel but although it worked better than water we all went home smelling like diesel at the end of the day and given what we are trying to do here it felt all wrong.

Then we came across Plantoil who make a plant based lubricant that works even better than diesel (and it doesn’t smell too bad either!)

Plantoil lubricants are readily biodegradable and toxologically safe, which means they have minimum impact on the environment and the people who use them; users are no longer exposed to the health risks and discomfort associated with mineral oils.

Benefits of Plantoil Conveyor Chain Oil:

  • Non-toxic Rapidly biodegradable Clings to metal, even in the wet
  • Excellent protection against corrosion
  • Superior lubricity for reduced friction
  • Less oil required
  • Recommended for central lube systems
  • Does not cause irritation to the skin
  • No fire risk
  • Renewable resource

Solar energy offsetting

We have a shed with a big roof facing south, we have sawmilling machinery that runs on electric power, so it made a lot of sense to cover the roof with enough solar panels to generate the amount of electricity throughout the year that we would use in the sawmill.

When the machines are running there is too much load for the solar panels to supply everything needed so we cannot get away from needing the grid connection however across a year our calculations were not too far out. We could maybe put up 2 more panels to get the calculations correct!

So regardless of where the electricity in the grid is coming from we can take comfort in the fact that we are close to electricity neutral.​

Installing solar panels is a good way to lower your carbon footprint. Solar energy is a natural, renewable source because it can be replenished unlike fossil fuels which are finite. Solar energy produces little or no emissions when it’s converted to electricity.

To give you a clearer idea of what these numbers mean, 1.3 tonnes of carbon emissions is equivalent to the amount of CO2 emissions that come from using 536 gallons of petrol or charging 607,904 smartphones. In fact, a standard solar PV system in the UK will avoid 39 tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years which is equivalent to growing 2,365 tree seedlings for 10 years. 

ref: https://www.ovoenergy.com/guides/energy-guides/how-solar-panels-can-reduce-your-carbon-footprint.html

Do you have timber that needs work?

Our team of experts are here for you

For assistance, please fill out our contact form or use the details listed on the right.

01309 611769
info@logietimber.co.uk​

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