Stirling Machinery leverages the latest automation technologies, including cross chain and belt feeds, stackers, vacuum loaders and robotics solutions. Our team can specify an automation solution for a wide range of timber production lines, from cross cut and finger jointing through to sanding, multirips and pallet production. We support timber manufacturers with quality automation, robotics and mechanical handling equipment that ensures your production lines are operating at maximum efficiency.
Stirling Machinery remains committed to specifying automation systems that promote the safety of your workforce. All automation and mechanical handling machines supplied by Stirling Machinery include several key features to ensure equipment can be operated safely, including:
- PLC controls
- Central control cabinets
- Electrical control circuits
- Inverter drives
- Safety fencing and cages
The automation solutions we design are tailored to meet Australia’s stringent safety standards. Talk to us about our automation equipment for more information about how it complies with Australian Standards.
Automated Cross Cut Lines
Cross cut and docking lines form the backbone of dozens of timber production processes. For sawmills, pallet makers and factories producing moulded and engineered products, cross cut lines are an integral part of the process. Stirling Machinery can specify comprehensive automation systems to suit all commercial cross cut processes. With a range of vacuum loaders, cross chain in and outfeeds and stacking robots, our team can design an automation solution that keeps your production moving. Our automation systems are customised to meet the current and future needs of your processes, allowing you to minimise labour and production expenses while improving output consistency.
Finger Joint Line Automation & Mechanical Handling
Recover more value from every board with finger jointing lines from Stirling Machinery. With broad applications for sawmills, solid timber manufacturing, furniture making and more, an automated finger jointing line delivers unrivalled production efficiencies. Stirling Machinery works with each client to specify the exact automation solutions your finger jointing lines need. We offer automatic docking systems, cross chain in and outfeed tables and robot loaders to suit finger jointers of most sizes. Our automation solutions are designed to match the needs of your finger jointing lines, maximising the output of your machines and improving core production cycles.
Automated Multirip Lines
Capable of making multiple rip cuts in a single pass, multirip machines are an integral part of board sizing and trimming processes. Automated multirip lines deliver greater production efficiencies by minimising the labour invested into each component. For applications that require consistently high production outputs, Stirling Machinery’s automated multirip lines deliver precision equipment suitable for high-volume manufacturing. With a range of cross chain feeds, robot loaders, automatic loaders and stacking solutions, the Stirling Machinery team can deliver an automated multirip line to meet any specifications.
Sander Line Automation & Handling
For refining and finishing components, sanding lines give timber manufacturers fine control over the quality of their products. Common in the production of engineered timber products, sanders and planer sanders are ideal for all calibrating, planing, top and bottom sanding operations. Automated sander lines from Stirling Machinery allow manufacturers to leverage the full capabilities of sanding equipment. With automation and handling equipment such as vacuum loaders, stackers, belt feeds and cross chain in and out feeds, our team can specify the ideal automation solution for any sander line.
Automation to Optimise Pallet Lines
For high-volume, continuous production applications such as pallet making, Stirling Machinery supplies robust automation solutions that deliver unrivalled manufacturing efficiencies. Our automation and mechanical handling solutions include a range of state-of-the-art equipment. From cross cutting and docking lines to robotic loaders, belt feeds, cross chain feeds and robotic assembly, our automated systems can keep your pallet lines moving. The Stirling Machinery team works closely with our clients to design complete pallet lines that optimise the use of every board, maximise storage space and reduce the labour invested into each pallet.
Stacking & Destacking Systems for Timber Manufacturing
For the storage and stacking of all timber boards and components, Stirling Machinery supplies a range of automated handling and stacking equipment. Our stacking and destacking systems utilise the latest in vacuum loading technology to accelerate the process, minimising the cost of labour for production and storage applications. Used widely throughout timber manufacturing, automated stacking systems ensure that critical production lines always have timber stock available, maximising uptime and improving factory efficiency.