Mannington Wood Floors, High Point North Carolina - (testing completed 8/11/05)

For this project I was to design a fully automated custom system to offload raw laminated sheets of flooring material off a stacked bunk, feed them into a gang rip saw to cut them to width, transfer them laterally into a feeder which would load them back to back into moulder to give each piece the tongue and groove features. The first challenge to this project existed because there was no site check included in the quote as we would be provided with pictures and dimensions of everything we needed to complete the project from Mannington personnel. The second complexity of this project was that the laminated sheets weren't necessarily square or flat... the system would have to handle all scenarios without fault.