Combi press line for CLT and GLT production

This efficient radio frequency production line with a special lay-up system has the option to manufacture two different kinds of products in the same system; CLT elements and glulam beams (GLT). You will get an increased capacity and flexibility without needing extra space.

The press uses radio frequency technology to cure the glue, which has the great advantage of short press cycles and thereby an increased capacity – the ideal line for a just-in-time production.

Read more about the radio frequency technology and the advantages of radio frequency here.

We design every production line to fit our customers’ products and production needs.

See our system solutions for CLT production

1

CLT

When manufacturing CLT elements, glue can be applied to the edge of the longitudinal lamstock. The lamstock are cross conveyed to a temporary collection unit, where they are joined together and lifted onto a belt conveyor to add more layers.

The charge is reversed under the vacuum gantry where the cross lamstock are positioned. Glue is applied between each layer.

The CLT element can be completed with a second layer of longitudinal lamellas, or the process can be repeated until the desired number of layers has been reached.

2

Glulam beams

In the production of glulam beams a layer of glue is applied from above with a face gluing unit. The glued pieces of lamstock are cross conveyed one by one, turned 90º, joined and fixated in a charge.

Following this, the charge is loaded onto a belt conveyor which feeds it into the press.

3

CLT and Glulam

The completed product charge is fed into the radio frequency press where it is pressed from the side and the top and the radio frequency energy is added for a rapid curing.

Read more about the radio frequency technology here.

The illustrated Combi press line handles up to 27-meter-long elements – but the machinery can be designed and adapted to your production needs and requests.

Specifications

The minimum and maximum length, width and height are listed below – but we can make a press line that specifically fits your products and production needs.

Glulam

Length: 3,000 – 27,000 mm (9 ft 10 in – 88 ft 6 in)

Width: 1,250 mm (4 ft 1 in)

Height: 60 – 290 mm (2.4 – 12 in)

CLT

Length: 6,000 – 27,000 mm (19 ft 8 in – 88 ft 6 in)

Width: 1,150 – 1,250 mm (3 ft 9 in – 4 ft 1 in)

Height: 60 – 290 mm (2.4 – 12 in)

Contact

We are ready to help you find the right press solution

Bruno Kallesøe

CSO

bk@kallesoe-as.dk

Jens Therkildsen

Sales Manager

jt@kallesoe-as.dk

References in the CLT industry

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