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Tagged With: noise

2 Simple Reasons To Switch To Plastic Sprockets

Plastic sprockets primarily made of polyurethane but sometimes nylon have been part of the sawmill industry for years and are proven in this application. But there are still many sawmills where metal sprockets are used. If your sawmill is one of those, there are two very good reasons to make the switch over to plastic! … Continue reading »

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Shock, Vibration and Noise

A few weeks ago the Vicksburg Post in Vicksburg, MS ran a story following Anderson-Tulley Lumber Co. Maintenance Manager Mike Williams through a typical work day and asked him about the challenges he faced in the mill. The article describes the noise and vibration of the modern mill – something we know our readers would … Continue reading »

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UHMW Tail Drum Idlers

Plastics offer innovative solutions but often not in obvious places. In the sawmill industry, long link drag chain usually rolls over fabricated metal drum idlers. The problem with metal-to-metal contact is premature chain wear and unnecessary noise. Redwood Plastics has developed a solution made from natural-white Redco™ UHMW. Redco™ UHMW is slick and strong, allowing … Continue reading »

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