Sawing of wood
Pneumatic connectionsThe harsh environments found in sawmills (temperatures, humidity, outdoor facilities, etc.) mean that equipment is often subjected to extreme conditions. It is no surprise then that sawmills make extremely high demands on the quality and ruggedness of equipment. Prevost's catalogue contains a highly comprehensive range of extremely rugged safety couplings that meet these demands. Its PrevoS1 range is a telling examples of just how well these heavy-duty couplings perform.
Conveyance of airOne of the challenges in sawmills is supplying compressed air to workstations in shops that are very often exposed to harsh climatic conditions. Prevost's AIRCA line of hoses is engineered specifically for such demanding applications. Combining quality and results, these highly effective hoses are reinforced to withstand all environmental conditions. They are the strongest hoses in Prevost's range.
Air treatmentSawmill machinery still uses powerful pneumatic cylinders to cut timber. During the coldest periods of the year, these cylinders require air that is devoid of all moisture. Prevost's range of ALTO filter-regulator-lubricators removes water from air directly at the workstation and ensure excellent lubrication of cylinder pistons and all other pneumatic components.
Drying of airThe presence of water in compressed air is a major problem for sawmills, particularly as it can freeze during extremely cold weather and bring work to a complete standstill. Sawmills therefore require air dryers that can prevent this from occurring. Prevost's ALASKA adsorption air dryers protect cylinders from freezing up by stripping compressed air of moisture at extremely low temperatures.
Pneumatic connectionsThe furniture industry is surely one of the most demanding in terms of technology and connections. Workers need couplings that are not only safe but made of materials that will not damage furniture. They must also be lightweight, silicone-free, anti-static, comply with the requirements of the ATEX 2 standard, and of course offer the high flow rates required by HVLP tools and systems. PrevoS1 couplings easily meet all these requirements whilst delivering as yet unsurpassed performance.
BlowingWoodworking creates lots of dust. Using compressed air to clear away this dust can often cause particles to unexpectedly fly into the eyes and cause injuries or accidents. The 27102 ECR air blow gun is Prevost's solution to this problem. Equipped with a special shield to protect users' faces from flying debris and particles, it is highly appreciated by woodworkers and avoids many potential accidents.
Air treatmentThe highly engineered paints used by today's woodworking shops require the use of extremely advanced compressed air treatment systems. Prevost's MICRO AIR line of filters provides the level of filtration required for these situations. They treat compressed air to bring it up to "breathing air" quality so that paints or other coatings and varnishes may be used in complete confidence. The MICRO AIR line of filters is suitable for used in spray booths.
Drying of airThe presence of water in compressed air is a major problem for paints and varnishes. Air dryers are the single-most effective way to ensure that air is stripped of all traces of water. Prevost's ALF line of refrigerated air dryers is particularly suited to the needs of woodworking shops. They are sized to treat the air in an entire shop, a specific paint area, or even a single spray booth.