Increase your panel value by panel repairing

Panel repairing

Repair the plywood and solid wood panels automatically to achieve the best possible panel surface quality

Save time and material with panel repairing

Panel repairing means fixing defects after the panel has been made. Repairing the panel is done because some defects cannot be repaired before the panel is formed. By repairing these defects, the end quality of the panel is higher meaning better recovery with more valuable production for the whole mill. 

Repairing is the last manual heavy process in plywood production. It is hard to get people to do manual repairing as it is very unergonomic and difficult to make consistently according to the quality rules. By automating the repair process, it is possible to reduce work-related injuries and sick leaves. 

Putty and synthetic repair chemicals have taken major development steps recently as repair materials. Chemical, visual, and mechanical properties suit better for repairing with or without overlaying. 

In many applications, one-component putty replaces two-component materials. This means ease of use and material savings in production. 

Raute has developed three new solutions for panel repairing which are based on the recent improvements in machine vision analyzing capabilities and high-speed motion control. These improvements result in breakthroughs in capacity, and quality and reduce the usage of repairing material. The solutions make uniform quality on a 24/7 basis. Raute's panel repairing solutions are for any type of wood panels – from plywood to solid wood panels. 

Panel Repair Station R5 is the compact solution for starting the automated repairing or adding capacity with an easy investment. The station fits into the same space as the traditional manual repair cell would and it doesn’t require special foundations. 

Panel Repairing Line R5 is the newest addition to the product family. It is designed for repairing solid wood panels in a continuous line, where both panel sides can be repaired automatically, without taking them out of the line. The line is compact and thus usually fits into the place reserved for manual repair, and it needs only one supervising operator. 

Panel Repairing Line R7 brings uncompromised capacity for the most demanding needs. The line can handle trimmed and untrimmed panels and repairs them on the move. Typically, the whole mill production is run through this line. 

Panel repairing solutions

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