Wood Wool Cement Board (WWCB) Plant
The data below provides information on the two most common WWCB plant types as provided by Eltomation, which are:
A. Fully Automated WWCB Plant (incl. full Finishing Line).
B. Expandable (semi-automated) WWCB Plant.
Both Plant types are provided with the ELTOMATIC CVS-16 Rotating Wood Wool Machine, which allows the production of high-quality boards at high capacity.
The Fully Automated WWCB Plant allows for the production of the full range of WWCB products, which includes:
- Standard WWCB (typically produced with grey cement)
- Acoustic ceiling panels (usually produced with fine fibers, white cement and optionally spray-painted)
- Composite WWCB (2- or 3-layer Sandwich board with a core of EPS, XPS or Rockwool)
- Reinforced WWC Roofing Boards (for high load bearing applications).
This advanced Production Line is provided with an “Automatic Board Drying Line, followed by a full “Finishing Line”, which includes operations such as Thickness Calibration, Trimming & Profiling and Spray Painting. Finished boards are automatically palletized, strapped and/or fully packed.
Optional to such “Fully Automated WWCB Plant” we can provide our Clients with a so-called “Expandable WWCB Plant“. Such Expandable Plant includes the main production line, however does not have the Board Drying Line and only a limited Finishing Line. To reduce the initial investment, the Expandable WWCB Plant is designed for the manual feeding of wood blocks and manual (de)stacking of boards. At a later stage, more equipment can be added, to increase the product range and reduce the labour requirements. This line is therefore more suitable for clients, where labour costs are low to modest and the market for the board still needs to be developed.
Eltomation will closely work with each Client to offer the best suitable “custom made” WWCB plant configuration in view of grade of automation, layout and labour requirements.
Large WWC Wall Elements Production Line
Eltomation has recently developed a new production line for the manufacture of Large Wood Wool Cement Wall Elements
The newly designed Large Element Line allows the production of full-size homogenous Wall Elements of up to 6 m length, 2,6 – 3 m height and 30 – 50 cm thickness. These Wall Elements provide a high thermal insulation as well as a high heat storage capacity. These full-size wall elements allow the production of pre-fab housing units.
EltoBoard (high density Wood Strand Cement Board) Plant
This fully automated EltoBoard (/WWCB) Plant can produce various board types:
- High density Wood Strand Cement Board / EltoBoard
In addition the following (low density) WWCB Products can be produced on this line as well:
- Standard Wood Wool Cement Boards (WWCB);
- Acoustic WWCB (decorative and sound absorbing ceiling boards);
- Optionally: Composite WWCB (sandwich boards with a core sheet of Polystyrene, PU-foam, Rockwool or other insulating material);
- Optionally: Reinforced WWCB (roofing boards);
This advanced EltoBoard (WWCB) Plant is quite similar to our WWCB Plant, however also allows the production of high-density EltoBoard, by having an EltoBoard Press be added to the Plant.
Such fully automated EltoBoard/WWCB Plant is standard provided with a full Finishing Line, which consists of an Automatic Board Dryer, Thickness Calibrator and a high-precision Trimming & Profiling Saw. Optionally a Painting Line can be added to the line.
Cement Bonded Particle Board (CBPB) Plant
Unlike our other Wood-Cement Products, CBPB is not produced from the long wood wool fibers but from small wood particles, which are mixed and bonded by cement, water and a small quantity of additives. These wood particles are produced from either wood flakes/chips or from debarked logs (such as Pine/Spruce), to be processed to the proper dimensions. The Dosing & Mixing Process is based on a batch mixing process, where after the wood particle-cement mixture is precisely (and on continuous basis) spread onto special flat steel cauls by our proprietary Mechanical Forming Stations. The scope of supply in the main production line furthermore includes the following processes/Groups: Caul Circulation – Mat Stacking – Stack Pressing– Curing Chamber – Destacking Operation of cured boards. Final processing includes: Board Drying, Final Trimming & Profiling and a Stacking/Packaging Operation. Optionally a Painting Line can be added.
Board dimensions are based on 2400-3200 mm length x 1200 mm width. Thicknesses range from 8-40 mm.
The density of CBPB is approx. 1250-1400 kg/m³. Product specifications will be in accordance to EN 634-2 : 2007.
Typical CBPB Plant Capacities (based on 3 shifts/day) are 120, 150 or up to 200 m3/day.
The realization of our CBPB Plant projects will be in close cooperation with our new European partners. This cooperation, which brings together the experiences and strengths of all parties, results in a faster and more efficient process for equipment & electrical controls design, manufacturing, plant commissioning and after-sales services