Automatic Tailboy

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Northfield Automatic Tailboy is a fully automatic machine whose function is to replace the helper in connection with a chain feed, straight-line ripsaw. It will operate with any make of modern, single saw, straight-line ripsaw. The machine grips the lumber between an upper and a lower belt as it comes out of the ripsaw. When the lumber is completely out of the ripsaw, the belts stop, shift sideways with the board, then reverse and rapidly return the board across the ripsaw table to a position next to the ripsaw operator. The belts then unclamp and return to the receiving position. Production is about the same with the ripper using our Tailboy as when the ripping was done by two operators.



Width: 18"

Length: 3 to 16 feet

Return Time Approximately five seconds for sixteen feet of lumber
Thickness Setting Automatically gauged and set from ripper's setting of ripsaw
Floor Space Required Machine is 32-1/2" wide by 50" long. Belts extended approximately two feet on each side of machine.
Electrical Requirements 200-208, 230/460, 575 volt, 3 phase 60 cycle motors are standard.
Electric Motor 3 HP 1800 RPM TEFC continuous duty.
Electric Controls Start, stop, test cycle, and tank heater switches. Remote start and stop controls for mounting near ripper's station.
Hydraulic Controls

Receive speed: controls speed of receiving from ripsaw.

Return speed: controls speed of returning lumber to ripper.

Instruments Pressure gauge for hydraulic pressure. Fluid level and temperature gauge for hydraulic reservoir.
Standard Accessories Stock support table - heavy gauge welded steel table to support the returned lumber at the left of the ripper's position. Universal height arm bracket attaches to out feed end of ripsaw.
Domestic Shipping Weight 1800 lbs.
Export Shipping Weight 2200 lbs.
Cubic Measure 225 cu. ft.