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HELPING WITH YOUR SAWMILL, FILING ROOM, SAW REPAIR, NARROW BAND, AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS
HELPING WITH YOUR SAWMILL, FILING ROOM, SAW REPAIR, NARROW BAND, AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS

Sawmill Alignment Services

Smith Sawmill Service has created a partnership with Brunson for Sawmill Alignment Services. As a result, you will have straighter boards, higher output, and longer-lasting equipment when you choose us.

Recovery. Deviation. Wedge. Kerf. Your mill prospers or perishes by these measurements. But, as the lumber industry continues to recover, it does so by discovering new ways to increase productivity. Precision optical alignment is one of those discoveries now, saving millions of dollars a year by increasing log recovery and board quality.

Being aligned with Brunson, they bring precision alignment services and solutions to the timber processing industry and the service team boasts over 30 years of experience with all kinds of sawmill machinery:

Brunson sawmill alignment photo
  • Infeed section
  • Head rig and carriage
  • Overhead end-dogger
  • Sharp Chain
  • Chip-N-Saw
  • Quad and twin band saws
  • Horizontal re-saw
  • Curve saw
  • Gang edge
  • Board edger
  • Trimmer
  • Planer

Whether you have a new installation, are troubleshooting a pesky machine section, or need ongoing maintenance to optimize your mill’s performance, we can help. Mill personnel often think “the alignment is good enough” until they see the significant impact our services provide. We have the technology and experience to help your mill run like it’s never run before. Just give us a weekend, we’ll show you.

How it works.

A precision optical instrument called a jig transit is mounted to the machine frame or other stable platform, where its line of sight and set to the machine centerline. The jig transit produces a reference plane for aligning components on both sides of the machine quickly and accurately. This technology is effective on machines throughout the mill, with measurement tolerances of ±0.002 of an inch for every 34 feet of viewing distance. The work moves quickly and brings a long list of benefits, including:

  • Straighter cuts at faster speeds for a longer time by minimizing side forces on saws
  • Reduced deviation, improved lumber quality, and provided more value from every board foot
  • Increased output without increasing wood costs by allowing thin kerf saws to run better
  • Less wear and tear on machinery because it minimizes vibration with proper alignment
  • Dramatically increased recovery

Names You Can Trust

Smith Sawmill Service and Brunson Logos

Smith Sawmill Service and Brunson have been providing innovative alignment solutions for decades. Brunson uses fully calibrated and documented equipment to meet your internal quality standards. We document the work electronically and show the inspected or aligned machines and the completed process of before and after machine positions.

It Pays for Itself

Customers often tell us that our services pay for themselves within days and weeks, not months or years, with cost benefits continuing to grow. Contact Smith Sawmill Service to learn how aligning your machines can improve your bottom line and schedule an on-site visit to get your mill running at peak performance.