Westmill installed its ﬁrst Veneer Redryer at Coastland Wood Industries in 2005. Coastland purchased a decommissioned Proctor-Schwartz 2-level screen jet Dryer.
Westmill kept the screen conveyor, jet tubes, fans, and supplied new doors, stainless floor, ﬂue gas delivery, and exhaust system.
Coastland reused its existing Infeed Chains, Scissor Lift, and Feeder Tipple, while Westmill supplied a new Vacuum Feeder, Infeed Rollcase, Sequential Unloader, Multibelt Conveyor, and Corner Transfer Conveyor with Reject Tipple.
The system was predicted to run at 10 sheets per minute and be heated by the two other Westmill Longitudinal rebuilt Dryers. In fact, heat from only one Dryer was required, and the Redryer dried 15 sheets per minute. Provisions to add a third drying deck to this Dryer have been made. Coastland’s dry veneer production has increased between 5 and 15 percent.