Profiling technology


The process

The profiling technology is the most efficient process for producing lumber. By introducing the profiling technology in 1979 we succeeded in developing an innovation which revolutionised the sawmill industry and significantly contributed to the industrialisation of the timber industry. What started with a patent has developed into a unique success story to which we can look back with the experience of more than 140 profiling lines supplied to date. As we have set and will still set the pace for consistently further developing this technology, we daily invest in good ideas for making saw lines more flexible and efficient. Profiling lines produce centre products and sideboards in one single pass: fully automatic and monitored by one operator only from its ergonomic central control panel.

Our high precision saw lines produce high-quality lumber with narrow dimension tolerances being sought after on the market. We also take care of the growing demand for high-quality by-products such as pulp- and fine chips for pellet production. Our variable cutting tools provide numerous possibilities for a fast retrofitting of your saw line so that you can always meet the changing market conditions.


The field of application

  • Production of softwood lumber
  • Processing of logs with small end diameters ranging from 12 cm to 65 cm and with lengths from 2,50 m to 7,00 m
  • Feed speed up to 180 m/min
  • Production of two to ten wanefree sideboards without separate board edger plante
  • Excellent size accuracy and lumber surface

The production flow

3D-scanning of sawlogs
3D-scanning of sawlogs
Production of a two-sided cant
Production of a
two-sided cant
90° turning of the two-sided cant
90° turning of the
two-sided cant
Production of a four-sided cant (curve sawing)
Production of a four-sided cant (curve sawing)
90° turning of the four-sided cant
90° turning of the four-sided cant
Surface scanning
Surface scanning
Profiling of sideboards
Profiling of sideboards
Sawing of sideboards
Sawing of sideboards
Separation of sideboards
Separation of sideboards
90° turning of the four-sided cant
90° turning of the
four-sided cant
Profiling of sideboards (curve sawing)
Profiling of sideboards (curve sawing)
Resawing of centre products and sideboards (curve sawing)
Resawing of centre products and sideboards (curve sawing)

The Linck advantage

  • High cutting volumes by well-engineered technologies
  • High availability by particularly sturdy and solid design
  • Modular design offers the possibility for any combination
  • Versatile sawline control by Linck-owned technology
  • High vertical range of manufacturing and know-how
  • Optimum linking of mechanics, controls and software
  • Log-related cutting pattern
  • Control and manufacturing according to parameters such as dimension, quality and added value

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