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Sweed Stacker: Collaborative Effort Results in Industry Innovation

Even with the advent of automated stacking systems, the most labor intensive position in veneer peeling operations is the green chain puller. Tasked with the arduous job of manually grading, sorting and stacking veneer strip (and the occasional full sheet into carts), worker fatigue and injuries continue to be a common occurrence and a detriment to production.

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BETTER, SAFER SCRAP HANDLING DURING EDGE TRIMMING

Fabricators slitting continuous lengths of coiled sheetmetal to size strive to improve the efficiency of their scrap-handling operations related to edge trim. Scrap winders, for instance, expose operators to sharp, fast-moving edge trim, while requiring frequent handling and monitoring, plus production-line stoppage to change out heavy, awkward scrap balls. Manual handling of such scrap can be even more labor intensive and potentially hazardous.

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