Image

Featured Sponsor: A Pioneer in Debarkers

24 July 2019

Nicholson has a range of debarker models to suit any application. From low speed to high speed, softwood to hardwood, and in sawmills, chip plants, veneer plants, OSB mills and more.

All around the globe, wherever there is a forest products industry, you will find Nicholson equipment in operation – reliably and efficiently doing the job it was designed to do and adding value to the bottom line.

We Build Reliability

Nicholson Manufacturing dates to 1948 when T.W. (Bill) Nicholson built his first veneer debarker in Seattle, Washington. Prior to this innovation, debarking of logs was a slow and laborious process – often done by hand. Over the next few years Bill Nicholson continued building lathe type and rosser head type whole log debarkers until 1951 when he designed and built his first whole log mechanical ring type debarker

Incorporating optimum mechanical design and electronic controls, Nicholson debarkers can meet the demands of the modern wood processing facility.

Produced in Sidney, British Columbia, Nicholson Manufacturing is committed to continually developing and building the finest ring debarkers available. Our team of research and development engineers work closely with our customers and service technicians to ensure that we remain at the forefront of ring debarking technology.

Genuine Parts

Using Nicholson OEM parts is key to ensuring that you get optimal performance and service life from your debarker. Nicholson genuine parts are designed and manufactured to increase productivity, improve safety, lower maintenance costs and reduce downtime.

With 24/7 access, you can rely on fast and accurate support from Nicholson’s parts experts. Our global network of distribution warehouses allows us to ship parts efficiently, anywhere in the world.

Technical Service

Nicholson has always been committed to providing comprehensive technical support for the equipment we sell. Our factory trained team of service technicians is dedicated to ensuring that the operation of your debarker remains trouble-free.

We offer a wide range of service and maintenance support to help with whatever solution you may need.

  • Scheduled onsite preventative maintenance
  • Assist with and carry out machine repairs
  • Personnel training
  • Machine condition assessments
  • Machine optimization (debarking quality and efficiency)
  • Tool arm and knife tip refurbishment

Wherever you are located, Nicholson field technicians are ready to help. Further details on Nicholson Manufacturing can be found via our website.

John Jennings from Nicholson Manufacturing will also be presenting at WoodTECH 2019 in New Zealand and Australia on ‘Maintaining uptime and reducing downtime in the mill’.

Read More
Image

Earlybird rates end TODAY

Earlybird rates end this Friday for Environmental Forestry Conference On 25-26 June, ourFIEA Annual Environmental Forestry Conference is running. Registrations are going very well. We bring practical foresters together with local regulators and national policy-makers to debate and bring constructive ...
Read more
Image

Decarbonising transport & logistics

New Zealand environmental specialist, Toitū, recently held a panel to discuss how New Zealand’s transportation and logistics industry, the nation’s second-largest emissions source, can take effective climate action. They shed light on the critical pressures facing supply chains and how to respond ...
Read more
Image

FIEA wood residues conference: time for action

Low carbon economies, extreme weather events, and building resilient domestic supply chains are critical issues in 2024 and beyond. In New Zealand, this has created opportunities for the forestry sector, including significant investments in forest residues. Harvesting regulations are mandating more wood be collected from the forest ...
Read more
Image

Calling all NZ loader operators – be part of this study

Driven by mechanisation, traditional career pathways in forestry crews are evolving. As part of the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme, ‘Te Mahi Ngahere i te Ao Hurihuri – Forestry Work in the Modern Age’, the Scion Human Factors research group ...
Read more
Image

Kiwi bird surprises at Rosvall Sawmill

Workers at Rosvall Sawmill near Whangārei, New Zealand, had an unexpected visitor, a fully grown kiwi bird. The bird casually strolled into the mill early one Monday morning, and spent a few hours exploring the premises before it found a ...
Read more
Image

Every second counts

During hot and dry periods, there is a serious risk of wildfires. Moreover, a single spark can be enough to start one, in which case every second counts. Having fire extinguishing equipment close at hand can make all the difference ...
Read more
Image

Superhuman AI – smarter than every human by 2025

Billionaire tech boss Elon Musk has recently predicted that superhuman artificial intelligence (AI), surpassing human intellect, could become a reality as soon as next year. If this kind of prediction becomes true, are humans ready to embrace that machines can ...
Read more
Image

Swiss develop drone to explore forest canopy

Inspired by cockroaches, Swiss researchers have developed a new drone which can push away obstacles and move past them. In the future, it will be used to measure biodiversity in remote areas. Environmental monitoring in areas with dense vegetation is ...
Read more
Image

NZ forestry H&S statistics updated – March 2024

Safetree NZ has released their H&S stats dashboard for March 2024. WorkSafe provides statistics on forestry fatalities and workplace incidents. These investigations help inform us of any key issues or trends as they come to light. Overall, there is a downward trend ...
Read more