This technical guide is aimed at any wood industry entrepreneur in ACP countries, willing to acquire a multi-headed planer moulder for processing wood and eager to better understand its use.
It provides an overview of the different models available on the market, explains their respective mode of operation, their settings, maintenance and installation. Last, but not least, it provides some advice on the acquisition of a second-hand machine.
Wood processing industries in ACP countries are more likely to process tropical hardwoods, relatively dense, than in Europe or in the States, where those machines are manufactured, for most part, for processing softwoods. Hence, the need to pay attention to acquiring such equipment.