Flake Alinement in Particleboard as Affected by Machine Variables and Particle Geometry.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS
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A machine incorporating a set of reciprocating plates was built to mechanically aline wood flakes in the manufacture of particle board. Evaluation included the effect of plate spacing, vibrational amplitude, and frequency on the maximum feed rate of nine particle types. The variables of plate spacing and free fall distance were considered in determining extent of alinement. Several methods of measuring flake alinement were compared and physical properties of particleboards were related to degree of flake alinement.
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
- Machinery and Tools