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USNR showcases Sidewinder log turner to maximize throughput in mills

September 21, 2023  By USNR

USNR showcased its new Sidewinder log turner at the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Expo in Nashville at the end of August. It’s designed to accurately rotate logs and provide precise transition control with smaller gaps between logs. It’s particularly equipped to handle large logs from the South and short, knotty logs from Canada. When paired with USNR’s advanced PGLR turn optimization and correction system, this piece of equipment is one of the best log-turning systems on the market.

The Sidewinder accommodates smaller log gaps than other turning systems and provides accurate log rotation with a precise transition control system. Capable of handling logs between 3″ and 24″ in diameter, the Sidewinder has a turn accuracy within 4.5 degrees at 700 fpm, which is 36 per cent more accurate than other systems. And on top of that, you’ll see reduced maintenance and upkeep costs, as well as easier maintenance thanks to the open framework.

Learn more at usnr.com.


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