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AE Gibson & Sons Innovative Sawquip CCO Log Infeed Solution

AE Gibson and Sons is a fifth-generation family-owned sawmill engineering business, based in regional Australia. The business is located at Kendall, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, which was once the heart of Australia’s native forest industry. Having begun operations in the late 19th century, we are the oldest and most experienced sawmilling equipment supplier in Australia.

AE Gibson and Sons has partnered with Sawquip to offer our customer more options for individual sawmill projects. Sawquip’s CCO is compact, fast and can easily replace existing sharp chain infeeds.

The combination of AE Gibson and Son’s local Australian based machinery design, manufacturing and Timber industry experience, coupled with the Sawquip machinery for high volume and small log processing applications, provides the Australian and New Zealand Timber industry with the latest technology to improve production volume, efficiency, and yield.

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CCO Log Infeed (Continuous Controlled Orientation)

As log forms vary, orientation of a log after turning is absolutely required to maintain the optimal sawing axis for best lumber recovery. To accomplish this, Sawquip has developed an unique infeed that utilizes horizontal rolls that can be positioned laterally to transport a log forward but at the same re-position it to the chipping heads in real time according to data from three scan zones mounted in the infeed. Unlike systems that move the infeed requiring extra length, Sawquip’s CCO is compact, fast and can easily replace existing sharp chain infeeds.

CCO Log Infeed Characteristics

  • Four horizontal roll assemblies (optional 6 for longer logs) mounted on linear roll assemblies, each assembly positioned by hydraulic cylinder.
  • Three 3D scanner assemblies for real time determination of a log’s position as it is transported forward (five assemblies for longer logs).
  • Unique ability of the roll assemblies to accommodate all log forms and defects as the log is transported forward at up to 600 fpm.
  • All hydraulic design for rolls and cylinders.


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Contact AE Gibson and Sons for Australian Engineering in Dockers and Docking Options. (02) 6559 4001

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