The Lathe Control System hosts both the BlockPLUS Charger Optimization Software as well as integrated, highspeed USNR Lathe Motion Control Software which precisely coordinates the 35 critical lathe peeling axes.
It provides consistent machine operation that is virtually immune to oil temperature, intermittent loading during roundup and other variables that can degrade peel quality. This innovative system controls the axes critical to the proper peeling process, automates much of the lathe setup and provides the operator great flexibility. These controls enable peeling quality veneer at rates approaching 2,000 fpm. The industry standard Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC is the controller for the lathe line. Other PLCs are available by request.