Always a fit to your needs

Lines & Machines

In 2020, volatile market situation and evolving customer needs made us rethink our offering. As a result, we regrouped our solutions under three product series matching different capacity expectations, budgets and knowhow.  R3-Series serves in fast and easy production ramp-ups with many raw materials and possibilities for add-on capacity. R5-Series gives proven capacity that can be upgraded effortlessly, if needed. It enables production modernization by process-specific updates, instead of renewing a complete line. The R7-Series puts automation and machine vision to full use, mastering productivity with high speed.

For maximum efficiency


R7 puts automation and machine vision in full use to master your productivity with high speed. Data capturing, analyzers, grading, maximized recovery, high capacity, flexibility, and much more are what comes with R7.

For sustainable production


R5 gives you proven capacity that can be upgraded effortlessly, if needed. It also enables production modernization by process-specific updates, instead of renewing a complete line. These industry works horses run steadily and long. Some from the 70's can be found in full operation.

For affordable & agile production


Are you a new-comer in the industry, starter of industrial production or an an established manufacturer with just a specific need R3 serves you in fast and easy production ramp-up with many raw materials and possibilities for add-on capacity.


About lines Have you been in a situation where you should decide on an investment, but are not sure which alternative would serve you the best? Something that matches your needs perfectly now may require modifications and updates in future business situations. But you need to start somewhere. First you scope your needs and preferences, and find brands that match them. Then, depending on your experience and circumstances, you end up with a certain model.

We at Raute are always the perfect fit for your needs. For us, perfect means a solution that matches, for instance, your capacity expectations, budget and know-how, without compromises in quality. That is why we rethought our offering and from now on, you can choose from three different series: R3, R5 and R7. 

Is your industy veneer, plywood or LVL, there is always a "fit-to-your-need" line from Raute's own offering for any and all  production processes starting from log handling , running through veneer production to plywood  or LVL. And in most lines there is your choice on the series R3, R5, R7 or a combination of those to make your complete mill. 



About machines  The core of production lines is made of machines. Machines that form the blocks into veneer sheets and onward to plywood or LVL. Raute's machines also come in R3, R5, R7 series. Many of them can be installed into existing lines as modernizations, also to other brand but Raute lines.  Sometimes upgrading your existing production with supporting machines like stackers or a more automated machine is the best opportunity and choice for you.  
The names of the machines will tell you what it does, so it is easy for you to check out the one you need - and then,  together we find the best solution to you.


Data capturing is the productivity and quality maker of modern veneer, plywood, and LVL production. Analyzers utilizing machine vision, moisture detection, and strength analysis combined with digital tools are used for grading veneer, panels, and optimizing the production process. Making the most out of your raw material is made possible by modern analyzing systems. This way, you can utilize your raw material as efficiently as possible and minimize overall waste.

Analyzers are at the core of data-driven production. Intelligent analyzers make the right decisions at right time. Unlike humans, analyzers make accurate and consistent grading decisions. Based on real-life tests, the maximum accuracy of a human eye has been analyzed to be 70 % and the visual analyzer accuracy is at least 95 %. This difference in the accuracy correlates to all production functions where analyzers can be utilized. For example, with accurate block centering it is possible to increase the face veneer recovery up to 15 %. Producing more face veneer allows you to produce thinner panels which can lead to increased profits.

Based on data, analyzers sort veneer to different grades according to industry standards and customer needs. The data also enables process optimization reaching the most profitable way to produce your end products. Analyzers offer different kinds of valuable features to optimize the overall utilization rate of the veneer, maximize the face veneer as well as overall recovery, and optimize the veneer quality. These are just some of the benefits that can be easily achieved with the use of analyzers.

If you wish to take full advantage of the data-driven veneer production, the next step is to make sure the data gathering is up to date. Data usage is a modern way to enhance production quality. The latest data-capturing tools provide all the information you need to secure your production is running at full speed. These tools help you eliminate unnecessary downtime, increase productivity, and control the entire production process. Increased production intelligence leads to more profitable production.

Raute offers a wide variety of different types of analyzers for veneer, plywood, LVL, and lumber production. You can have a single analyzer in one of the process phases or let the analyzers control your entire production. Having analyzers throughout the production enables feedback between the different process phases improving the overall efficiency of the mill.

Mecano and Metriguard analyzers, proven, best quality, and well-known brands in the industry are renamed under Raute. All analyzers from Raute now belong to the same Raute brand.

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Veneer Production

Veneer is a thin wood sheet manufactured by peeling or slicing from a log, used primarily as the main ingredient in the making of plywood and LVL. We supply mills with solutions for all wood species, hardwood and softwood.

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Plywood Production

Plywood is a panel of wood consisting of thin, cross-bonded veneers, making it exponentially stronger than solid wood and one of the most versatile materials in the world. We are one of the world’s most reliable suppliers of mill-scale plywood projects.

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LVL Production

LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) is a sturdy wooden beam made of veneers; ideal for load-bearing structures. More than half of the world’s LVL is produced with Raute machines, which can make LVL in all lengths, thicknesses and widths.

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