ERATH  VENEER  CORPORATION of  Virginia
A Trip Through the Veneer Mill  by Dave Bilger
THE  EXPORT  GRADING  LINE Home Page 7 of 9 Next
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55) The Clipper blade will only come down when the operators hands are out of the way.. 
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56) Here is another view of a Clipper... The veneer is conveyed from the left, gets clipped, then slides down the line to the right...
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57) The bundles are slid down to this station where the ends are clipped & the bundles are strapped. 
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58) This is Brad, the Plant Manager.  He's the guy responsible for keeping the plant operating smoothly...  Believe me, the entire veneer mill runs like a fine Swiss watch !!
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59) Now, lets take a pallet of nicely bundled veneer from the plant ...
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60) ... And run it through the Grading line. This is Mark, he is in charge of European Imports & Exports. He knows what the Europeans expect - very clean, high grade material...
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61) This is Sammy. He is in charge of the Asian market & also knows what his customers require.
This area is where I spend time grading for my customers who require high grade American Species...
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62) This machine "sees" everything that passes under it. It measures the width and length of all the bundles and registers it on the computer...
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63)  High Tech personnel keep everything running properly...

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