Wood Log Production Process

Wood Log Production Process

Learn about the steps in our wood log production process

Our wood log production process for hardwood or softwood logs is identical. We have invested millions of pounds in equipment, staff training and safety to ensure our wood meets industry and customer standards as their fuel source.

Wood Log Delivery

Step 1 : Delivery

The process starts when Scottish Woodland delivers wood to our production facility.

Step 2 : Stacking

Once we have the raw materials, we stack them near to the logging process. The wood is now ready to use when required.

Wood Log Stacking
Wood Log Lifting

Step 3 : Lifting

Our team attaches a Botex crane to a trailer before they begin work. Next, they use this machinery to lift the wood and slide it into the woodcutter.

Step 4 : Processing

Once the wood is in the right position, it's time to process. When it comes to processing and splitting the wood, we use an auto-feed rack and a log processor. We auto-feed the wood into the cutter.

Wood Log Processing
Wood Log Sizing

Step 5 : Sizing

Once inside the processor, a 1-metre circular saw cuts the logs into the preset length. Usually, we set the length to 25 cm, but we can custom make the wood to fit any given size. In the near future we may offer lengths other than 25cm.

Step 6 : Splitting

Once we have cut the raw log, it goes into the splitter hydraulically. This part of the process splits the logs into the equal sizes that we have preset.

Wood Log Splitting
 
Wood Log Storage

Step 7 : Holding

Next, we transport the logs to the holding area. We use a conveyor belt to move the wood to this area.

Step 8 : Drying

From the holding area, we move the logs to the drying floor where we can dry the wood so that they are ready for use. We use 200-Kw ETA Biomass Boilers to aid the drying process. We have found that this piece of equipment gives us the best results.

Wood Log Drying
Wood Log Moisture Measurement

Step 9 : Sampling

During the drying process we regularly sample the wood. We have to make sure that logs have consistent moisture content. Once we are satisfied with the quality of the wood, we move to the next phase.

Step 10 : Bagging

We bag the wood using 1 m3 vented log bags as standard. We then store the logs in our warehouse.

Wood Log Moisture Warehouse
Wood Log Delivery

Step 11 : Shipping

When a customer orders, we place the bags onto pallets for collection. Our delivery company collects the firewood and delivers.