DCS Cyclo-Filter provides a total air volume of 50,000m³/h for Talbot Timber Ltd



Talbot Timber Ltd. has recently invested in new woodwaste extraction equipment from Dust Control Systems for its sawmilling facility at Pembroke Dock. And, like many other companies, Talbot Timber has opted for a DCS Cyclo-Filter; a system which combines all the advantages of cyclone separation with the efficiency of a bag filter.

Talbot Timber, a major timber importer and builder’s merchant serving West Wales through four outlets, also design and manufacture custom-made roof trusses and beams for the house building market. For timber distribution, the company has a stockholding of 4,000 cubic metres and a well equipped mill machining around 350 cubic metres of planed timber a month.
The family-run concern has invested in new chip and dust extraction plant to cope with dust and waste from nine woodworking machines, including three heavy-duty moulders and three resaws.

Brothers Jonathan and Simon Kiff head up the company with a hands-on approach - Simon taking responsibility for production of roof trusses and Jonathan directing milling operations.

Although Talbot Timber already had a large DCS filter installed, the planned addition of a Weinig Powermat 500 moulder and a new resaw meant that the plant could no longer cope effectively with the anticipated levels of softwood waste. Jonathan Kiff explains: “With the extension to the workshop we knew that the existing plant had come to the end of its practical life and we drew up our requirement for a new system which could utilise some elements of the existing plant. Our priority was for a dust plant that would allow us to operate all our machines simultaneously and would be capable of continuous operation without the need for shutdown for cleaning. We also wanted the system to have capacity in reserve in case we decided to add further machines to the mill.”

To achieve this, DCS installed a DCS Type H-7 Cyclo-Filter, that provides a total air volume of 50,000m³/h and is certified to the latest ATEX directive. The system employs two high-efficiency Combifab fan units that extract from all nine machines. Waste collected by the Cyclo-Filter is discharged via a DCS rotary valve into a closed-loop conveyor system that feeds an existing cyclone and silo.

Commenting on the project, Chris Oldfield of DCS says: “The Cyclo-Filter has provided Talbot Timber with the ideal solution. Its advanced design means that it achieves efficiencies of 99.99974% andsU, with filter bags being pulse-jet cleaned on-line, the unit is virtually maintenance free. The unit also provides around 7,000m3/h of spare capacity for future use.”


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