Comprehensive service for Finsa

“Servicio integral”
for a Siempelkamp customer by tradition

For Finsa, a leading European company in the wood-based materials sector, we carried out extensive modernizations in recent years. The company headquartered in Santiago de Compostela and a Siempelkamp customer for decades produces wood-based panel-type materials on our plants. The scope ranges from particle board to MDF to surface coating, special products such as superPan, a Finsa-specific product consisting of a particle board core layer and an MDF surface layer, to further processing of finished boards.

Complete retrofit
More system capacity, reliable production

In 2017/18 we upgraded the forming and press line of the Finsa plant in Santiago de Compostela to the latest state of the art as part of a retrofit that took several weeks.


Overview
The retrofit concept and the result

  • Extension of the ContiRoll® by 10 m
  • Modification to rigid chain guide
  • Assembly of four new matformers with EcoFormers for surface layers
  • Modernization of existing drive technology to Sinamics/Simotion
  • Assembly of belt tracking units according to state of the art

Result of complete retrofit:

  • Increased capacity
  • Higher forming accuracy
  • Reliable plant availability

Insight
Retrofit in fast motion

Finsa retrofit (Video 1)

Finsa retrofit (Video 2)

Relocation of plant over 700 km
Plant upgrade due to increasing demand

Our assignment in 2015: in addition to the retrofit of the existing plant also its relocation to a modern operating facility 700 km away in Portugal.

Overview
The retrofit concept and the result

  • Coordination of the cross-border relocation
  • Extension of the ContiRoll® by 6.6 m
  • Additional ventilation zone for improved pre-sealing of the MDF surface layers
  • Modernization of the chain guides, belt tracking cages and deflection rollers
  • Supply of spare and wearing parts
  • Modifications in connection with the cooling and stacking lines
  • Replacement of the control unit of double diagonal saw and thrust bearing regulating system
  • Installation of modern visualization
  • Overhauling the press hot platens: Manual cleaning, optical inspection, repair and optimization at SLS in Krefeld, followed by shipping to Portugal


The result:

  • Increase in plant capacity to 1,200 m3 of particle board or superPan per day
  • Ensuring cost-effective and competitive production

Insight
Retrofit in pictures


Further information

Siempelkamp Bulletin: Servicio integralMore about forming line and pressMore success stories