Southpine twin band saw has new power unit

Nelson's Southpine commissioned a new 145KW hydraulic power unit to upgrade the company's twin band saw.

Southpine is a Nelson-based producer of quality solid timber products for both the domestic and international markets. In 2017 FPS designed, built, and installed a new 145KW hydraulic power unit to upgrade the company's twin band saw.

The saw cuts both sides of logs at once, quickly, and readies them for processing. The hydraulic system also takes the cut offs and mulches them at the same time as it trims the logs.

The saw was built and thoroughly tested in the FPS workshop then installed over two weekend days to ensure no downtime in production. 

Southpine has been a customer with FPS for 15 years, and has had a relationship with FPS’ Director/Sales Engineer Gary Allen for 35 years.