|Mikko Vesterinen: It is important to understand the needs of the whole process and of high quality veneer. We should have enough capacity to heat the blocks even during winter and handle side products. The reliability has to be even with the needs of the peeling line. Downtimes or quality downgrades often come from other factors than the peeling line itself like poor block temperature, bad debarking quality or poor knife grinding.
The quality of the veneer is created with accurate centering, robust lathe and an accurate clipper and stacker. Quality means surface quality, thickness accuracy, veneer tensile strength, clipping accuracy and good- quality stacks.