Mereen-Johnson's Model 524-DC/SR2+4 rip saw is the ultimate in production flexibility featuring a first arbor equipped with two shifting hogging blades to virtually eliminate edge strips and a second arbor with up to four shifting blades or 24" capacity fixed gang. Check it out in action!

 

The LIGNA show in Hanover, Germany is the biggest woodworking show in the world, running from May 22nd-26th. Mereen-Johnson will be displaying working machines there for the first time in over 15 years. "Our strong presence at LIGNA is another indication of the growth in demand for our machines," said Paul Wilmes, Mereen-Johnson's CEO.

Be sure to visit our booth: Hall 27, Stand H69, (2). For more information click HERE

 

Will increase size of Assembly and Machining area by 20%

(Webster, SD) – Mereen-Johnson, LLC, makers of world-class industrial saws and woodworking machines, today broke ground on an expansion of their manufacturing facility located in Webster, South Dakota.  

Ground Breaking

Banks Hardwoods recently installed a new Mereen-Johnson 524 rip saw, which when configured with their current Mereen-Johnson 424 saw will almost double their ripping capacity. For more information click HERE.

From simple single function to multi-station applications designed and built for the severe-duty requirements of multiple shift production, providing greater accuracy, repeatability, lower maintenance, and allowing for superior joint and finish quality, even at higher feed speeds.

 

There are three primary means to improve efficiencies on your gang rip saw; keep the saw(s) running at peak performance, reduce down time associated with set-up/changeovers, and getting the highest yield from your raw materials. 

Keeping Your Saw Running At Peak Performance

Daily maintenance should be performed to keep your equipment running at its best and avoid down time. This task can be given to non-production staff during non-production hours. Just the simple task of daily cleaning can reduce defects and down time.

Check out the latest Service Update from Mereen-Johnson: Best Practices for ripping random width lumber and creating a good glue joint & Troubleshooting common Dovetailer issues 

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    Best Practices for Increasing Productivity at the Ripsaw

    Although it may seem obvious, the three ways to improve production and efficiency on the gang ripsaw are to: keep the machine running at peak performance, reduce setup and changeover downtime, and improve raw material yield.

    Below is an article written by Mereen-Johnson staff and published on the Woodworking Network:

    Optimizing Lumber Rip

    Ripping of random width lumber to create part blanks and stave material for wood products has for many years been accomplished using straight-line (single blade) ripsaws. The straight-line ripsaw provides great versatility in choosing what parts can be ripped from a random width board, but it is labor intensive and has limited production capabilities. 

    Our Model 524-DDC/SR 2 Plus Series for the ultimate production flexibility featuring a first arbor equipped with two shifting hogging blades to virtually eliminate edge strips and a second arbor with up to four shifting blades or 24" capacity fixed gang. Check out more here: http://www.mereen-johnson.com/sites/default/files/2017-01/524%20DDC.com…

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