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An automated rough mill for the production of interior furniture partsAuthor(s): Philip A. Araman; Edwin L. Lucas
Source: Res. Pap. NE-335. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAn automated rough mill layout has been designed for manufacturing interior furniture parts. Designed to reduce human decisions and mistakes that can be costly when converting lumber into parts, the mill is based on a manufacturing sequence in which lumber is first gangsaw-ripped into standard-width strips before being crosscut to remove defects and cut to specific lengths. It is also expected to reduce manpower requirements, provide coordinated materials handling, provide better production control, and ensure consistently good yields. Standardization to one or a few widths permits maximum efficiency and yield. A major furniture manufacturer has built a mill based on the design.
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CitationAraman, Philip A.; Lucas, Edwin L. 1975. An automated rough mill for the production of interior furniture parts. Res. Pap. NE-335. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Keywordsfurniture manufacturing, automatic control
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