Continuing growth in the fencing market prompted P.Irving and Sons Ltd to invest in a new line of MHS9 Horizontal Resaws from Stenner Ltd.
Having run a Forrester 6 Head resaw for almost 20 years Operations Director Guy Thompson was confident that the new line would give them the increased production capacity required.
“We were aware that the MHS9 had been upgraded with a number of improvements in recent years. `The new MHS9 has doubled the production from what the old forrester resaw was capble of, while the spray mist lubrication system has saved us £1000`s in new saw blades and sharpening costs. The new electrical system with user friendly touch screens and PLC,s that talk to each other has being absolutely first class. The internet connection has allowed Stenner technicians to view and fine tune the line remotely with rapid response times” he commented. “Another feature we liked was the Stenner Spray Lubrication system. We are so impressed that we have now retrofitted these units to the main saw line and are already seeingpositive results” he added.
Additional features provided on the Irving machine included electrically interlocked safety gates between saw units at both sides of the machine, and saw disable facilities whereby saw units not required for a particular cutting pattern can be isolated to save on power consumption but with the overhead feed system still operable. Further improvements in areas such as sawguide design and dust extraction provision have further justified the investment decision.
Stenner have now sold over 900 MHS units Worldwide with applications from fencing production to wide laminated structural beams.