Brunner Hildebrand selected by BERNECK to supply 32 Dry Kilns
BRUNNER HILDEBRAND has been selected by BERNECK, one of the largest producers of sawn lumber and wood panels in South America as supplier for new dry kilns at their new (third) sawmill to be located in Lages, Santa CatarinaBrazil.
BERNECK has chosen BRUNNER HILDEBRAND after careful selection, technical studies and trials in existing kilns with BRUNNER HILDEBRAND drying schedules in order to avoid drying defects. The order comprises 32 dry kilns with a holding capacity of 200 m3 (5,000 BDFT) each for drying Pinus elliottii and Pinus taeda and featuring the most advanced control systems including Hildebrand Weight Precision Technology (HWPT). This game-changing measurement system provides precision that was previously unknown by combining the weighing of entire lumber stacks with conventional lumber moisture measuring methods. In addition to the high level of accuracy this technology also convinces due to its practical implementation, since the measurement is carried out by so-called “electronic bolsters” – completely wireless.
BERNECK® is a Brazilian company with almost 70 years of history. Specialized inthe production of Particleboard, MDF and HDF panels, in addition to sawn Pinelumber, it has industrial plants with very high production capacity and cuttingedge technology. All its products are originated from planted forests and are aimed at the furniture, civil construction, automotive, electronics and packaging industries, among others, in Brazil and abroad. Since its foundation in 1952, the Company has contributed to the social and economic development through the improvement of human capital and innovative and sustainable products.
BRUNNER-HILDEBRAND has been known throughout the world as one of the leading manufacturers of drying kilns for almost 70 years. The industry has been fundamentally shaped by HILDEBRAND´S groundbreaking ideas and patents. The product range includes conventional fresh air/exhaust air dryers, steamers and special kilns, the world’s largest vacuum dryer HIGHVAC and the unique HCK-Alexander, the allrounder among continuous kilns