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Lumber Industry Processing and Conveyor Equipment

Bulk materials are created in the process of making lumber and various wood products. Saw dust, wood chips and wood shavings that are by-products of one process are used for making particleboard, flakeboard and oriented strandboard in another process. Also, sawdust is formed into pellets and used as an alternative fuel source in many industries. KWS supplies equipment for storing, elevating, conveying and metering these bulk materials. Process efficiency is critical to the success of the industry. Our mass-flow hopper and feeder designs are very successful in storing and metering bulk materials that arch or bridge. Also, our conveyors are dust-tight to prevent a hazardous condition such as a fire or an explosion.

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Screw Conveyor for Hog Fuel at Boise Cascade Plywood Mill in Moncure, NC

Screw Conveyor for Hog Fuel at Boise Cascade Plywood Mill in Moncure, NC - KWS Manufacturing

Boise Cascade asked engineers from KWS to visit the mill to help solve their problems with the inclined…

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Screw Conveyors to Convey Sawdust at Kingsford Charcoal in Summer Shade, KY

Screw Conveyors to Convey Sawdust at Kingsford Charcoal in Summer Shade, KY - KWS Manufacturing

After reviewing the application, KWS recommended using shafted screws that are close coupled and clocked…

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Tandem Screw Conveyors for Conveying Wood Chips and Bark at Biewer Sawmill in Prentice, WI

Tandem Screw Conveyors for Conveying Wood Chips and Bark at Biewer Sawmill in Prentice, WI - KWS Manufacturing

Sales and engineering personnel from KWS met with the operations and maintenance staff at Biewer to…

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Inclined Screw Conveyor for Conveying Wood Ash at West Fraser Lumber Mill in Leola, AR

Inclined Screw Conveyor for Conveying Wood Ash at West Fraser Lumber Mill in Leola, AR - KWS Manufacturing

An engineer from KWS visited the facility and met with the Boiler Room Superintendent to determine the…

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Twin Screw Feeder for Metering Wood Shavings at American Wood Fibers in Marshall, TX

Twin Screw Feeder for Metering Wood Shavings at American Wood Fibers in Marshall, TX - KWS Manufacturing

KWS designed and manufactured a twin-screw feeder with independent drive units. Each of the twin screws…

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Shaftless Screw Conveyor for Conveying Wood Products at Georgia Pacific in Fordyce, AR

Shaftless Screw Conveyor for Conveying Wood Products at Georgia Pacific in Fordyce, AR - KWS Manufacturing

KWS-340 spirals are the strongest and toughest on the market and are designed to outlast all other…

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Metering Wood Waste to Boilers at Georgia Pacific Dimensional Lumber Mill in Pineland, TX

Metering Wood Waste to Boilers at  Georgia Pacific Dimensional Lumber Mill in Pineland, TX - KWS Manufacturing

KWS Engineers visited the Pineland mill and met with the Georgia Pacific Boiler/Kiln Supervisor to review…

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Tubular Inclined Screw Conveyors Feeding Boilers for Lumber Mill Power Generation

Tubular Inclined Screw Conveyors Feeding Boilers for Lumber Mill Power Generation - KWS Manufacturing

KWS designed an inclined screw conveyor system to move the waste wood product from the hopper to the…

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Special Cantilever Lime Mud Screw Conveyor

Special Cantilever Lime Mud Screw Conveyor - KWS Manufacturing

Engineers from Andritz and KWS worked together to design a cantilevered screw conveyor for the…

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Portable Inclined Tubular Screw Feeder for Carbon and Iron Oxide Powder

Portable Inclined Tubular Screw Feeder for Carbon and Iron Oxide Powder - KWS Manufacturing

KWS created a design with a non-split tubular housing and a screw that fit closely inside the housing to…

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Biomass Screw Conveyors and High Pressure, High Temperature Reactors

Biomass Screw Conveyors and High Pressure, High Temperature Reactors - KWS Manufacturing

The design difficulties were to maximize the residence time within the transfer/mixing device while…

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