The Cortex Conical Chipping Head offers the latest in solid head technology. Armed with the Cortex Knife System for the lowest total cost of ownership on the market as well as superior knife life, Cortex heads can reduce your cost per mbdft today! Bolt-On retrofit solutions allow any chipping head to be upgraded to the Cortex knife system as well, with a simple change of wear parts.


The ideal ‘chip and saw’ solution for the progressive sawmill looking to reduce their cost per mbdft through longer run time and reduced operating cost. Cortex provides complete drum style heads and our BOLT-ON and SAVE solution for the majority of drum heads on the market.


Processing whole logs, slabs and end blocks; the Cortex knife system provides chip quality and knife life needed to maximize the value of the raw material. Solid holder systems consist of simple conversions using only a holder, clamp, and the Cortex knife. Significantly reducing maintenance costs, the Cortex reversible knife system results in longer run time and the best performance combined with the lowest cost on the market.


Crossing The South Pacific

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Posted On December 26, 2018
Cortex has been chipping radiata pine since our beginnings in Chile in 2014. In 2018, we crossed the South Pacific with our first installation in New Zealand. The mill was looking for an alternative to their traditional reversible knife system as extreme wear and high operating costs were limiting their operation.

Big Savings with new Bolt – On Conversion

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Posted On December 24, 2018
Reducing operating costs helps sawmills become more profitable and sustainable. Cortex’s latest ‘bolt on and save’ conical head solution is a great example of how upgrading to a Cortex system can significantly reduce operating.