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Boral Timber Sawmill – Murwillumbah, NSW

Here we have installed a 55kW Scanhugger horizontal infeed chipper system. The system incorporates a 14 metre long vibrating infeed conveyor, this being fed by a vibrating table feeder (operators empty bins of offcuts into this table feeder). An existing belt conveyor also transfers offcuts onto this conveyor from within the factory. This saves storage area within the factory and removes the need for forklift traffic in that area of the factory – his is a big OH&S factor as there are a number of people working in this area.

The chipped material is now being used as boiler fuel for a cogeneration plant to provide power to the factory.

Equipment: ScanHugger HT55 30-2 with vibrating conveyor and table.