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Offline Downstream

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Re: splitter opinoins
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2021, 10:50:37 PM »
When we were designing the Split Second kinetic one of our areas of focus was to minimize handling and time spent bending over to pick up the other half of the split which is a common problem with the classic moving wedge design.  We designed our oversized table so that there was plenty of room to keep the unsplit halves up on the table while you work the chunks down to final size.  theoretically the only time a split should come off the table is when it is to final size and it is pushed off the end of the table into whatever output container you are using.  If you ever do the math on number of times you bend over to pick up partially split pieces to put them back on the splitter if 50% of them fall to the ground it adds up fast in both time wasted and back pain.   Another nice feature of the fixed wedge designs are that the splitting movement will actually automatically push the final splits off the table with no effort.   We designed a log lift for our unit that is helpful up to 200lbs, but it can also be better used as an in-feed staging table so that a helper can feed the machine without getting into splitting zone for safety reasons.  One person can split fast with a kinetic, but usually the machine will outpace one person trying to load and split by themselves.  Still faster than a hydraulic, but not operating near it's capacity.  Here is a quick plug for the firewoodinator for sale in the classifieds.  I know that unit well from our competitive market work and it has a lot of innovative features that are directed to the overall splitting process.  If I did not already have one of the ones I helped design I would be seriously considering grabbing it.
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