Strander Feed Assist

​Project details CWA assisted Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist (formerly Weyerhaeuser iLevel) with the mechanical and structural design for new infeed equipment to provide an automatic veneer finishing system in tandem with ergonomically-designed manual feeding stations for the production of Parallam™, the world’s only commercially-manufactured and marketed parallel strand lumber product. Solutions The two infeed lines were… Read More

​OSB Plant Log Pond & Green End Modifications

​Project details CWA was engaged by Louisiana-Pacific to design a heated log thaw pond and associated conveying equipment for the oriented strand board (OSB) plant in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Challenges Process piping for heating the log thaw pond was innovatively designed to withstand a corrosive, humid environment and extreme cold weather conditions. Conveyor chains… Read More

​OSB Plant Conveyor System

​Project details CWA provided the detailed design of the complete conveyor system for the greenfield oriented strand board (OSB) facility, including: Log-handling infeed conveyors. Rake-flight conveyors. Idler and slider belt conveyors. Hog fuel-handling chain and belt conveyors. Hydraulic and electro-mechanical drive units. Emergency fire dump and diverter gates. Electric and pneumatic actuator systems. Automated conveyor… Read More