The HASKO/Mekanika/Haskan 2500 Process
Solid Wood Floor Manufacturing System
The 2500 Process utilizes proven material flow that is in most flooring mills by replacing labor for defecting best face/best edge orientation, grading and grade optimization with modern scanning and chopping technology.
This technology is available for new mill installations or as an upgrade for existing plants.
Most mills currently use manual rough knot saws before the side matcher for gross defecting and manual finish knot saws after the side matcher for final defecting and grade optimization.
Phase One 2500 Process Upgrade
We will replace the rough knot saws and will install one Haskan Ultra Scanner and Hasko Extra Chopsaw(s) before the side matcher for gross defecting and best-face; best-edge optimization.
Gross defecting is taking out defects that won’t make a piece of flooring or will break and jam the side matcher. Pre-Planing is not required but may enhance solution accuracy.
Phase Two 2500 Process Upgrade
We will replace the finish knot saws and will install one Haskan Ultra Scanner and Hasko Extra Chopsaw(s) for finish
defecting and grading and grade optimization.
Some of the advantages of the 2500 Process
- Improved yield and grade optimization via better defect identification and more accurate defect removal and best-face; best-edge optimization (phase one)
- Significant Reductions in plant labor and reduced safety risks of manual chop saws operation
- Pre-planing is not necessary
- Best-face, best-edge marking option for side matcher feed orientation
- Easily implemented systems; A major plant redesign and significant down-time may not be required
- The 2500 Process facilitates higher production than cut-all-first systems. Keeping pieces long and piece count low
promotes better plant flow and manufacturing efficiency.
- Automatic Grading and Grade Marking and automatic endmatcher lug-loading (phase two)
- Most mills will require one Hasko Extra Chop Saw on the rough end and one or two Hasko Extra Chopsaw(s) on
the finish end
- The 2500 Process is a technological enhancement to a process that already works