Sam Travers

  1. AKE at Ligna Exhibition 2019

    AKE at Ligna Exhibition 2019
    The recent Ligna Exhibition 2019 held in Hannover, Germany was a success, with more than 90,000 visitors from over 100 countries attending. Ligna is the largest global timber exhibition, showcasing woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools from participating brands and companies from all over the world. AKE was part of the five-day event in May, with our exhibition...
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  2. Join Salestech at the 2019 Ligna exhibition

    Join Salestech at the 2019 Ligna exhibition
    Come and join Salestech at the Ligna exhibition in Hannover, Germany on 27th – 31st May 2019. Ligna is the largest timber exhibition in the world, showcasing woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools from international brands and companies.
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  3. How to improve your quality of cut when nesting – the value of the surfacing tool

    How to improve your quality of cut when nesting – the value of the surfacing tool
    An often-overlooked part of the nesting puzzle is surfacing / calibrating the spoil board.  This tool is often referred to as surface plaining tool, decking cutter, calibration cutter amongst others. Its function is to remove a layer from the top of the spoil board to calibrate its thickness for the machine, in the case of a new spoil board or remove all grooves caused by the nesting process in the case of existing spoil boards.
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  4. Salestech - Parts for wood chipping, slicing, peeling, flaking – Providing the Perfect Cutting Solutions

    Salestech  - Parts for wood chipping, slicing, peeling, flaking – Providing the Perfect Cutting Solutions
      Salestech Chipper Knives are suitable for a range of industries, including saw milling, pulp & paper, plywood and veneer industries for processing both hard and soft woods. Our knives are manufactured with skilled personnel utilising the very best raw materials and produced under the tightest controls on the very best equipment. Our knives are carefully heat treated, mostly in...
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  5. Chipper Knife Holders

    Chipper Knife Holders
    Material Chipper knife holders are manufactured from various sizes of steel bars (M-1020 or A-36).   Manufacturing Process Steel bars are cut to desired length. Bars are then skinned flat and squared, then the correct angle is machined on one side per OEM specifications. After inspection of bars being skinned correctly, then they are drilled and counter-bored for the desired...
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  6. Machining Compact Laminate

    Machining Compact Laminate
    Image source: Nufurn Commercial Furniture Compact laminate is a decorative panel with a broad variety of uses. It is known for strength and durability due to thermosetting resins, reinforced with cellulose fibres and manufactured under high temperature and pressure. Machining this product is difficult because of its density. The tool load during the processing of laminated panels is higher than...
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  7. Get a clean cut even on the most brittle materials

    Get a clean cut even on the most brittle materials
    When looking for saw blades, there are two important factors to consider: consistent cut quality and price. The industry is constantly looking for clean cuts to help them produce better finish quality and consistency, as well as reduce waste. The blade quality is especially important if you are cutting expensive or brittle mouldings and need the very best finish. Most...
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  8. Feedplate Maintenance

    Feedplate Maintenance
    Tools and parts should regularly go through check and maintenance to ensure that they continue to perform well, and this includes feedplates. Before you begin your feedplate maintenance routine, please remember to follow every possible safety precaution when inspecting inside the infeed spout. It is important to ensure the disc has come to a complete stop before attempting any maintenance...
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  9. Improving wood chip quality

    Improving wood chip quality
    One of the most important qualities of good wood chips is consistent thickness. For example, using consistently sized wood chips can reduce mechanical jams of the fuel feeding equipment. On the other hand, the pulp and paper industries prefer as much uniformity in chip sizes as possible, because it affects the packing for transportation. As such, more than just ensuring...
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  10. CNC Router Tooling Installation and Care

    CNC Router Tooling Installation and Care
    CNC Router Tooling Installation and Care All tools are subject to wear and tear, but the longevity of your tools also depends on usage and care. Firstly, you have to get the foundation right – the correct torque is essential. Torque is defined as the measure of a force’s tendency to produce torsion or rotation about an axis. When setting...
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