Redesign and Optimization of SmartRING Strander Facegear and Knife Clamping System

The SmartRING strander was developed in the mid-nineties to address the need in the Oriented Strand Board (OSB) industry for a higher capacity machine over the SmartDISC strander. As the established leader in stranding technology with over 75% market share globally, Kadant Carmanah is always looking to improve its technology in ways that result in improved strand quality, availability rates, and/or safety. The investigation into new clamping mechanism has the potential to impact all three of these key areas of improvement.

Di Wu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Gary Wang
British Columbia