Published on October 13, 2020
Have you been in a situation where you should decide on an investment, but are not sure which alternative would serve you the best? Something that matches your needs perfectly now may require modifications and updates in future business situations. But you need to start somewhere. First you scope your needs and preferences, and find brands that match them. Then, depending on your experience and circumstances, you end up with a certain model.
We at Raute are always the perfect fit for your needs. For us, perfect means a solution that matches, for instance, your capacity expectations, budget and know-how, without compromises in quality. That is why we rethought our offering and from now on, you can choose from three different series: R3, R5 and R7.
R3 serves you in fast and easy production ramp-up with many raw materials and possibilities for add-on capacity. R5 gives you proven capacity that can be upgraded effortlessly, if needed. It also enables production modernization by process-specific updates, instead of renewing a complete line. R7 puts automation and machine vision in full use to master your productivity with high speed.
“We want to respond to the volatile market situation and offer more sustainable and agile solutions. The three different product series serve all possible needs where new equipment is the best solution. However, a completely new line is not always the best option for the need at hand. Our modernization offering, based on the technologies behind R3, R5 and R7, responds such cases. It is most important to find the smartest solution for you. This way we can together create the best value for forest assets” , says Tapani Kiiski, Raute’s President and CEO.
New, function-based product naming
We also revisited our product naming to clarify our communications, solution delivery and customer documentation. From now on, Raute’s product names describe the product’s function. At the same time, we are refreshing the line colors.
In lines, the line name tells the product and process function, such as veneer drying, veneer peeling or veneer patching. In analyzers, the analyzer name tells the measured dimension, such as moisture or strength of veneer, plywood or LVL. In machine names, we use a straightforward function naming, such as Veneer Clipper, Scarfing Saw, Plywood Pre-press or LVL Press. We also have a number of generic products with generic names. All our product names are in English.
Veneer Moisture Analyzer R7
Veneer Peeling Line R7
Veneer Lathe R7
Name (function) + Series denominator