Heading Machine & Bridge Saw for Slate – Burlington Slate

We worked closely with the customer to design and supply two separate systems for maximising the processing of small blocks that would otherwise be waste.

We analysed a solution to saw strips into fixed and random lengths. We provided a Ø1200 Automatic Heading Machine which has a special programme to quickly select different sizes ‘on the fly’.

We also designed a special tilting conveyor at the end of the line to enable large cut blocks to be stood up so the operator can hand spilt the slate on it’s natural cleavage.

We also supplied a Ø1400 Automatic Bridge Saw that is equipped with a special laser measuring device that allows the operator to quickly position where the random and dimensions cuts are to be made in the numerous small blocks which are loaded onto two independent block trolleys.

Due to the nature of the slate being cut the customer asked us to integrate an amp control system which regulates the feed rate during sawing.