The Column Laminator
Are you supplying your builders with columns for their pole barn or post
building projects? Offer them an alternative to the standard solid 6” x 6”
column when you make use of the Clark Industries Inc.
"Post & Column Laminator”.
The “Laminator” has the
capacity of producing 3 or 4 ply columns up to 40 foot in length from 2”x 6”,
2”x 8”, or 2”x 10” boards. The hydraulic pressing clamps secure the entire
length of the post on all four sides during the assembly and computerized
nailing process to ensure that the plies are kept tightly together producing a
straight & true laminated column. Each clamp supplies 3000psi to straighten
the boards and simultaneously sandwiches them together with 400psi. The nailing
cycle is only about one minute for a 30’ column.
Fully treated laminated posts are more decay-resistant when
compared to solid sawn ones because of their thinner treated plies, but
“Economy” columns may also be produced by using a combination of treated and
un-treated lumber for below-ground and above ground sections. Lumber may simply
be staggered during the assembly process or pre-spliced together. Columns can
even be made to “cradle” or “capture” trusses for better support & unity.
Many options are available such as length capacity, ejection and handling systems, and accessory equipment for planing, finger-jointing, and plating, etc.