Bruks Siwertell has won an equipment contract from a leading American paper and packaging supplier. The new woodyard will modernize the returning customer’s southern USA mill, delivering state-of-the-art efficiency and environmental protection to this specialist packaging paper and cardboard facility.
“The new storage and reclaiming system is fully automated, replacing mobile equipment with a safe, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly solution,” says Christopher Duffy, Area Sales Manager, Bruks Siwertell. “Our automated stacker reclaimers have a fraction of the carbon footprint of a manually managed pile, and offer much improved dust mitigation.
The new complete woodyard includes a back-on truck dumper, a 127,425 m3 (4.5 million ft3) fully automated circular blending bed stacker reclaimer (CBBSR), a bark screening and processing system, and a complete conveyor package feeding from the chipping line to the existing screen building.
It has a capacity to deliver 800 t/h of wood chips from the chipping line and truck dumper to the stacker reclaimer, and wood chips at 400 t/h from the stacker reclaimer to the processing plant.
The CBBSR offers a first-in first-out (FIFO) mechanism, with the oldest material in the pile always being reclaimed first and blending reducing any variation to a minimum, protecting the feedstock from degradation and the risk of ‘hot spots’ from microbial action.
The new equipment is planned for delivery in spring 2023, with operations scheduled to start later in the same year.