Slicing deck layers for flooring instead of the conventional sawing is a resource-efficient and economical way of production. The loss of valuable wood during the slicing process is substantially lower than with the sawing method, which results in an average 30 to 40% loss of material in form of sawdust. 

 “With the Danzer VS4000 it is possible to slice not only in the standard production range of approximately 0.5mm thick veneer but also significantly thicker veneer. This is what differentiates the Danzer VS4000 from other manufacturers’ machines,” explains Andreas Wagner, Danzer’s vice president engineering, who is in charge to develop the next generation of the machine.

“One of the reasons for our success is the high precision in slicing all veneer thicknesses and specifically flooring deck layers. Being in use on a daily basis for more than 15 years, the excellent quality of our machine has been proven.

“Therefore, the focus of the further development lies mainly on details and optimisations on a very high level. We are upgrading the controls and user interfaces to achieve even higher efficiency, easier maintenance and improved error diagnostics.”

Mr Wagner will be working with two engineers from Danzer locations in Europe and North America on the next generation, which is planned to take place within the following months at the Danzer location in Melnik, Czech Republic.

Extensive preliminary examinations are currently being carried out in order to further improve the slicing quality by optimizing both knife and pressure bar.