At Tank Fab, we pride ourselves on engineering specialized manufacturing equipment to fit our customer’s needs.

There is no request too wild or out-of-the-ordinary for us to take on.

The unique thing about Tank Fab is that we not only design the system for you, but we also manufacture and install the system.

Specialized equipment for the sawmill and lumber industries

The sawmill and lumber business is unique and requires many specialized pieces of manufacturing equipment.

Here’s an example of how we were able to provide a creative solution to a problem our client was experiencing.

Case study

One of our lumber customers needed a way to permanently mark their wood products for warranty purposes.

The conventional method in the dimensional wood products industry is to identify each piece of wood with a plastic tag after the wood is treated.

Many times this tag is either inadvertently removed during use in construction, or falls off during shipping of the lumber to its destination.

This was a problem for our customer and we were happy to provide a solution.

We love unique tasks like this.

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The answer

Our engineers came up with a system that would imprint their company logo into the end of each piece of wood.

Next, we fabricated the wood-stamping machine to the engineer’s specs.

Then, we installed the final piece of equipment for the client.

This new wood stamper presses the customer’s logo into the end of each board for identification purposes.

Our client now has a branded logo stamped onto their wood so they will always be able to properly identify their products.

The wood preservation industry

Here’s how we were able to help a client dealing with a frustrating wood preservation situation.

Case study

After the wood has been treated with preservatives, on occasion, the product will drip preservative after it is treated.

Our clients needed a solution to this common problem.

The answer

Tank Fab created the hydraulic-based transfer deck system for the wood-treating industry to meet this need.

Our system includes a set of steel pans.

If the wood product is dripping when it exits the autoclave, it is transferred to one of the steel pans until it has stopped dripping. These pans are elevated and angled above the facility’s floor offering you many benefits such as elimination of a synthetic liner underneath the facility’s floor, and collection of all the chemical that has dripped from the wood so it can be reused in preserving more wood products!

Turnkey multipurpose autoclave systems

We’ve manufactured a number of turnkey autoclave systems including:

  • Autoclaves for preservation of wood products.
  • Autoclave systems for vulcanization of rubber products.
      • Autoclave systems of this type are used in the rubber industries for vulcanizing tires, rigid hose, and/or flexible rubber hose.
  • Autoclave systems for fiber cement or aerated concrete.
    • Fiber cement siding and aerated concrete use very similar industrial equipment during the manufacturing process.

What do YOU need?

Have a need that has no current equipment solution to fill that need? Let us design it for you!

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Where do the challenges arise in your manufacturing process? Could any of these solutions streamline or simplify your processes?

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 12/6/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Topics: Autoclave Systems, Specialized Equipment

Author: Jeff Lippincott