St Theresa School, Blithoven
Castleford, UK - 29 April 2013

Hales Sawmills is the first UK timber business to incorporate the brand new EXCALIBUR incising technology into their production process for their sawn, ground contact posts.

EXCALIBUR has been developed by Tweddle Engineering in association with Lonza Wood Protection to provide an innovative, robust and cost effective option to meet the growing demand for incising technology.

Julian Parton of Hales commented, ‘Whilst our standard Use Class 4 treatments using Tanalith preservative are already producing high performance fencing timbers, we have been looking to introduce incising to provide an even more assured treated product for our customers. Incising will also be an important consideration to help achieve the new BS8417 30 year desired service life ground contact specification, that is likely to come in to effect from 1st January 2014, to achieve the required lateral preservative penetration into the heartwood of any species.’

‘We have considered all the latest incising technologies that have recently been launched but EXCALIBUR stood out above the rest. It is an extremely solid piece of machinery with a very compact footprint to fit into our sawmill. We were impressed with the innovative design features of EXCALIBUR, particularly its hydraulically adjusted digital measuring system which delivers very quick set up times. EXCALIBUR also allows speedy processing on all four faces in a single pass, full or part post incising, easy to manage size changes and delivery of an aesthetically pleasing and consistent incising result, even into knots.’

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