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Fire detection solutions for the timber industry

Supplier: ProDetec
16 November, 2012

Filters and silo protection filters are key components in the woodworking process.

A fire or dust explosion can have devastating consequences. Lengthy downtimes, damage to your machinery and loss of revenue. Firefly has the ideal solution.

Planers - Planers can generate large amounts of flammable material because they are high speed machines with many moving parts. They can generate dangerous ignition sources in the form of sparks and hot particles. Unforeseen interruptions in production due to tire are often very costly.

Moulders - A moulder is often installed in a production area adjacent to other machinery. A fire in a moulder can also damage surrounding equipment. Most common causes of fires in moulder are due to overheating of motors and driving mechanisms, as well as spark generation at the machining heads.

Sanders - The fine dust generated, when ignited, give rise to severe dust explosions and rapid spread of fires. The risk of a costly incident increases considerably when the sander becomes blocked, or due to broken or misaligned abrasive belts.

Band Saw - Large amounts of waste material often accumulates around the band saw due to its design. This accumulation together with high speed rotating mechanical parts and powerful motors creates a risk for fire.

Press Protection Systems - the press in a wood panel factory is often seen as the most important investment. Press protection systems relying on standard solutions often prove inadequate. Effective press protection requires the design of a plant specific system. The demand for increased productivity has led many factories to make customer specific modifications and additions to their presses.

Presses are therefore never exactly alike. As a result, some of these can have a negative effect on particularly maintenance and cleaning procedures. Press protection systems relying on standard solutions often prove inadequate. Effective press protection requires the design of a plant specific system.

Firefly has taken all of the above into account when developing the Firefly PressGuardTM system.

 

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