28 Apr 2016
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Gilbert introduces the s-series planer

Gilbert is proud to introduce the new S-Series Planer. Ideal for small to mid-sized lumber operations, the S-Series Planer is designed to run at feed speeds from 300 to 2000 FPM and is the ultimate machine to produce value added products.

The S-Series is the latest addition to Gilbert’s high-performing line of planers. “This new model offers the same renowned Gilbert technology in a smaller machine”, declares Heidi Danbrook, Sales Manager Planer Division. “Many customers have expressed that they do not require a high speed planer line but they would like the higher quality finish, increased accuracy and decreased setup times that newer model planers can offer.’’ says Ms. Danbrook.

With the S-Series Planer, Gilbert reaches out to many different types of clientele, specializing in value added manufactured wood products like moulding and millwork, remanufacturing, finger jointing, cedar and small to mid- sized lumber operations.

The S-Series uses the unique-to-Gilbert “Pull-Through” technology for high running uptime and productivity. The same Automatic Cutterhead Positioning System is installed to control all cutterheads and axes for efficient changeovers and higher grade finished lumber. Its compact design can fit very well into existing layouts.

We look forward to two successful start-ups of the S-Series Planer this spring in Curitiba, Brazil and are very thankful to work with two new Brazilian customers”, add Ms. Danbrook.

For over 30 years, Gilbert has been a leader in the design and manufacturing of forestry, sawmilling, construction equipment and snow groomers: nearly 100 Gilbert planers have been installed worldwide. The company, located in Roberval, Canada, employs more than 100 workers dedicated to offering the best planer technology on the market.