Patent Number: 6,305,259

Title: Log merchandiser

Abstract: An automatic log-cutting apparatus, or log merchandiser, which is designed to analyze and rapidly process tree-length stems, or logs, into shorter segments for further processing in pole mills, sawmills, plywood plants and the like. The logs are loaded via a conveyor onto the support arms of a number of cutting stations, all of which are movable and pre-positioned according to the determined optimum cut locations. The logs are then cut by pivoting saw blades, and the cut segments are released by the support arms onto a conveyor for removal.

Inventors: Whitworth; Ronald (Mission, CA), Infanti; Gian Pietro (Burnaby, CA)

Assignee: Flare International Sawmill Systems Ltd.

International Classification: B23D 45/04 (20060101); B23D 45/10 (20060101); B23D 45/00 (20060101); B27B 1/00 (20060101); B27B 31/00 (20060101); B27B 7/00 (20060101); B27B 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018