Altec has completed, delivered and installed a steel fabricated carriage with full actuator package for Weyerhaeuser Emerson. Our team supplied and integrated a new servo drive panel along with the carriage. We introduced our PLC programming and control philosophy into both the charger and the lathe PLCs, reusing existing PLC hardware wherever possible to save Weyerhaeuser time and money on the install.
Altec also provided the mechanical supervision for the installation, calibration and commissioning of the carriage, resulting in instant veneer quality improvements and positive feedback on thickness variation from the customer.
Due to the success of this project, the Altec team will be continuing to perform upgrades for Weyerhaeuser Emerson in late 2019 including a new XY scanner and charger controls, and a new charger pendulum.
Currently, we are in the process of building another fabricated carriage for a customer in the South that will go along with a full Altec-supplied lathe and electric charger.