Cortex installed on a Precision chipper in Mississippi and is providing huge operational improvements. Hickory logs have a reputation of turning the best knife edge into dull round surfaces within hours. The previous conventional knife system would last 4 hours on hickory, and 8 hours with other hardwoods.
The Cortex system is consistently running (3) 8 hour shifts, including 16 hours on hickory. The high quality steel and optimized knife geometry from Cortex helps this mill reduce operating costs, and improve safety with less knife changes and a 1 man knife change.
• Knife life tripled
• Safety – less knife changes, small knives are easy to handle and no babbit