VacuPress 4000

Imagine drying over 1,000,000 board feet (2,359.7m3) of 4/4 (25mm) Hard Maple from Green to 6% each year with a machine that can fit inside a shipping container. The VacuPress 4000 makes it possible for a small mill to act BIG and a BIG mill to act small, producing higher volumes of specialty wood on demand without tying up your conventional kilns for 4 months. The VacuPress 4000 can be expanded to work in tandem with other VacuPress 4000s to minimize energy consumption and simplify the loading process.

Specifications

Load Capacity: 4000 Board Feet (9.4m3)
Loading Method: Track Loaded
Annual Production: 80,000 BF to 1,000,000 BF (189m3 – 2,359.7m3)
Standard Usable Dimensions: 22 ft. L x 5 ft. D x 48 in. W
Electricity Demand: 90 kwh per day
Heating Capacity: 400,000 BTU (maximum)
Heating Options: Propane • Oil • Natural Gas • Wood • Steam • Boiler Condensate
Average Energy Cost: $35 per MBF (2.36m3)

Features

Rugged 304 Stainless Steel Construction
Track Loaded :: Trolley and track included
VacuPress Rubber Membrane :: Keeps wood flat and Straight
Touch Screen Human Interface
Automatic Wood Condensate Drain System
Inside Water Level Alarm
Double Fan Cooled Condenser :: Saves Energy
Simple to use Control System

Options

Computer Connection: For Kiln Monitoring System
Remote Assistance: Let Vacutherm connect to your VacuPress for remote operation and optimization
Vacuum Loading System: Lift the lumber and plates
Central Vacuum System: PLC Controlled system

 

Limited Warranty: 10 years on pressure vessel