Cooper Machine Company, Inc.


A leader in custom sawmill machinery, Cooper Machine utilizes proven technology with the latest innovations to design and manufacture quality sawmill equipment. Cooper Machine is best known for our Scraggs, but we also offer a full line of sawmill equipment including Edgers (with or without optimization), Merchandising Systems, Sorting Systems, MIT Resaws and Carriages, Cooperage Equipment and Prodesa Pellet Mills.
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Cooper Machine Vertical Saw Arbor (VSA)

If you're looking for another option to recover your slabs then a VSA is a great option. When adding vertical edgers to your Overhead or Sharp Chain machines, put this machine in to process 3 1/2" up to 5 1/2" wide material. Options to cut up to 6" thick slabs. Lengths can vary depending on the length of your slabs. Comes with infeed with two double sharp top chains and two sets of pushover feed rollers over the #80 roller chain. The VSA can have a single or double arbor that is on linear slides for easy maintenance. Also includes outfeed with safety cage and an optional hand stacking belt option. Comes with control panel with PLC to run the system. Also comes with starters and VFDs included for the whole package. Give us a call to find the best option for your application. Feed speeds of up to 350fpm. This machine is a great option to replace multiple band saws and to reduce the number of employees needed to process slabs.

Cooper Machine Tandem Scragg Saw

Cooper Tandem Scragg is great for smaller diameter logs when you want a lot of production with minimum employees. The Tandem Scragg is comprised of two husk frames, with either 48" or 36" saws. Ultrasonic sensors or lasers for diameter reading of logs for first saw autoset with manual operator override, auto band saw set to make four sided cants. Comes with a Generation 3 Precision Chain Feed using 140 roller chain and hardened t-rail track, 20hp variable speed electric chain drive with VFD climate controlled cab, and four camera color monitoring system. Saw 2 has a minimum 3” saw set. Saw two comes with two 75hp motors and polychain belt drives, 2” induction hardened chrome shafts and linear slide bearings, and temposonic cylinders with sensors and helper cylinders for husk frame autoset (and manual override). The outfeed consists of 6" cant/slab separation wings behind saw, four sets of spring loaded hold-on wings and an 8” H-beam common frame. This machine can be used as a stand alone with one person operating the machine or it can be used in a pallet mill. Pallet mills can vary, but generally used with a slat table to separate the slabs, splitter, trimmer and VSA with just a few people in the whole sawmill. edit. For more information or to design the system to fit your needs, give us a call.

Cooper Machine Precision Sharp Chain (Available with Circle Saws or MIT Twin Bands)

Cooper Machine also offers a high quality Precision Sharp Chain that comes with a 140 roller chain t-bar rail sharp chain system for faster production. This system is also available with Cooper Machine's Generation 4 chain with larger drags or Viking Chain.It has a thumper to drive the log down on the chain. This machine is available with either circle saws (see 1st video) or MIT band saws (see 2nd video). The Precision Sharp Chain Scragg is also available with vertical edgers to edge slabs on the Sharp Chain. Or add chipping heads (either Key Knife or Cortex) to chip the slabs on the Scragg. Works great in conjunction with a slab recovery system to recover the slabs. This machine is available with either ABB or Allen Bradley PLC. Starters and VFDs can be quoted as well. All of this equipment is manufactured from heavy duty steel and parts to create a long lasting machine with low maintenance costs.

Cooper Machine Optimized Edger

Cooper Machine is now offering Optimized Edgers. We are able to provide a linear, transverse or for really tight spaces, we can do a combination of the two while cutting up to 15 boards per minute. Comes with either a two or three saw solution.We are able to feed from one or both sides. We are using A&E's Iris and controls package for optimization. Which uses Joe-Scan 25MX scanners in a triangulated position and is one of the fastest and most accurate scanners on the market. This system has an operating system that is user friendly. We can scan from just the top or from the top and bottom. Currently available for logs from 6' up to 20'. Give us a call for more details and to find out what will work best for your mill.

Cooper Machine Board Edger

Now offering an all electric version of our popular two or three saw board edger. Cooper Machine manufactures a 2, 3 or 4 saw edger that is able to edge cants, boards or slabs. The most popular 6” edger comes with two movable saws to handle cants, boards or slabs from 3 inch to 18 inch wide (but custom configurations available). The operator uses the console to select the sawing size and then an optional set of laser lights follows the saw and shines on the wood to assist the operator in choosing the right sawing solution. The edger is available with an optional infeed rollcase with a set of jump chains to assist the operator in positioning the larger material onto the edger. The material can either be manually pushed onto the edger or this can be automated. On both options, multiple hold-downs pin the material to the rollers for better accuracy.

Cooper Machine Pallet Slab Recovery System

Cooper Machine offers several options for Slab Recovery. From the Scragg saw, slabs head to a trimmer and the strips gets separated on a Slat Table. Once trimmed, the slabs go to a VSA which optimized, can process up to 40 boards a minute. All with just one operator. If you need to up your production and cut down on labor, ditch those bands saws because this is the way to go. However, if you prefer bands, we offer those as well. Let us know what you need, and we can help you make it happen.

Cooper Machine Optimized Slab Edger

Cooper Machine is now providing an Optimized Slab Edger to process your slabs efficiently. This machine can have hogging or chipping heads added to it to hog or chip the strips to make it even more efficient. Pictures and video to come.

Cooper Machine MIT Charring Machine

Manual charring machine for barrels from 53 gallons up to 132 gallons. Electronic ignition pilot with safety valve. Manual carriage with gas burner approximately 40". The barrel is manually loaded onto rollers. The barrel is turned during the charring session using four drive wheels and has a VDF to determine the speed of the turning. The ignition switch moves in and out. When it is ready to char, it moves in closer to the barrel and then chars based on the program you determined. It does need the metal piece to protect the croze. MIT recommends keeping the head on one end while charring. You can use either natural gas or propane, we just needs to know which you prefer.The charring timing is programmable. The intensity of the gas and oxygen of the flame inside the barrel is manually regulated. Will process approximately 5-8 barrels per hour.

Cooper Machine Hydraulic Hoop Press

This Hoop Press is used to secure rings onto barrels. The minimum diameter of the tighening ring is 21" and the maximum diameter is 35". Comes with ten clamps with hydro-mechanical drive, a 39" hydraulic cylinder, speed control up and down commanded by manual control and a full electrical panel. The portal width is 47" and has a capacity of 20 tons pressed. Moves downward 35" in 9 seconds and moves upward 35" in 6 seconds. We now offer a faster version as well with a larger power unit. Required power is 15HP.

Cooper Machine MIT Automatic Double Crozing Machine

This double crozing machine is designed to process the barrel heads, build the croze and simultaneously chamfer and clean the barrel ends. Designed for a barrel with a minimum height of 33 inches and a maximum height of 42 inches. This is manually loaded by the operator. It includes an adjustable cross slider for cutter blocks. Comes with a hydraulic power unit and full electrical panel. Machine will come with a cutting element.

Cooper Machine MIT Automatic Sanding Machine for Barrels

MIT S.A. is located in Santiago, Chile in one of the world's prominent wine making regions. This machine is used to sand barrels. This machine sand barrels with a minimum height of 33" and a maximum height of 41", a minimum diameter (from the extremes) of 19" and a maximum diameter (from the extremes) of 25" and a minimum diameter (from the bilge) of 19" and a maximum diameter (from the bilge) of 33". The sanding head comes with a three position tilt drive following the curvature of barrel, clamping and automatic centering of tonel, full automatic cycle work and electrical panel.

Cooper Machine MIT Barrel Shaper

The Barrel Shaper is for barrels 53 gallons up to 132 gallons. Maximum diameter of 47 1/2” (1200 mm) tightening ring and a minimum diameter of 21 5/8” (550 mm) tightening ring. Comes with 8 clamps using a hydro-mechanical drive, two hydraulic cylinders and can be manual or automatic cycle using a PLC. Required power is 2.2 kW. Comes with full electrical panel and power unit. We suggest cutting a hole in the concrete to set the barrel shaper floor level for easier loading and unloading.

Cooper Machine Overhead Scragg (with Vertical Edgers)

End-dogging log mills have been a Cooper Machine specialty for 50 years, which is why Cooper is known for being the best Scragg on the market. Cooper Machine offers versions of the Overhead Scragg that are designed to handle logs as small as 3 feet up to 20 feet long, depending on the customer’s specifications. These machines are designed and built to run a long time (with some still in operation over 30 + years) with little maintenance, and with just one person needed to operate the machine. We do this to save you money in the long run. The Overhead Scragg is available with 48” or 56” diameter circle saws. Also available with a Twin Band (see Twin Band Overhead). These machines are available with several options for controls/setworks including: Cooper X/Y Ultrasonic scanning,a Horner PLC/Delta Controller or 3D scanning from Lewis Controls. The Overhead Scragg is available with several upgrades available including three or four saw vertical edgers, graphic display and pivot dog lift for faster loading. Also now available with chipping heads. We will soon be offering upgrades for our existing customers to upgrade to a PLC.

Cooper Machine Slat Table

The slat table is built as one common unit for easy installation. Multiple sizes are available and custom built to fit slab length requirements. The slat tables are made of heavy duty steel slats with a durable electric drive included. The steel slats are interlaced to prevent broken slats and downtime. Slat tables are usually built as one common unit, although larger slat tables will be built in pieces for shipping purposes.

Cooper Machine Gang Top Arbor Conventional

Cooper Machine makes a conventional gang saw. The operator selects the bay and then the computer automatically goes to that position (which the operator can override) before it feeds into the machine. Comes with infeed with jump chains, driven hold-downs and outfeed rollcase and cage. The machine can be customized to fit your needs.

Cooper Machine MIT 1400 Over/Under Resaw

The MIT 1400 Horizontal Resaw comes with either 8 or 10" bands. This machine can be used over/under with two independent heads on top of each other or can also come in tandem. Comes with 100hp motors and a pneumatic tension system with air bag. It has a fixed pressure guide system. Comes with MIT PLC controls.

Cooper Machine MIT S.A. Horizontal Bands 1000

MIT has four models of the horizontal band resaw. The 1000 model works well with cants and slabs. It has heads mounted on a reinforced frame, 40” (1000mm) diameter fabricated solid steel wheels for 2 or 4” bands. It has one 60hp electrical motor on each head either 50 or 60 htz. A variable speed drive for principle motor is included along with a polychain belt drive. Also includes a 13’-0” infeed and outfeed metal tabletop chain conveyor. Available with manual head adjustment or a Mudata programmable measuring system. We also include a Lubie lubrication system for ease of lubricating.

Cooper Machine Flex Log/Pole Merchandising and Sorting System

The Cooper Flex-Log Merchandising and Sorting System is a great option to maximize your operation. Pre-sort logs or poles by length and/or diameter to increase your mill throughput. Or sort logs by length and diameter for export logs. This is also a great solution when you have one Debarker feeding multiple mills. Video coming soon!

Cooper Machine Skewing Overhead

The Skewing Overhead takes the best of the Standard Overhead and adds some new features that increases both yield and production over the Standard Overhead. Different variations of this machine can handle logs as small as 3 feet up to 20 feet long, depending on the customer’s specifications. Like our Standard Overheads, these machines are designed and built to run a long time with little maintenance, and with just one man needed to operate the machine. We do this to save you money. This machine comes standard with skewing log turners that are able to skew up to 3" left/right. This allows the Overhead to create two equal faces to increase yield on marginal logs and reduce the amount of boards to be edged. The modification to a rear pivot dog lift allows for increased production.

Cooper Machine Twin Band Skewing Overhead with Chipping Heads

We took our high production Skewing Overhead and MIT 10 inch Band Saw and added Key Knife Chipping Heads and made a masterpiece. This machine can cut hardwoods or softwoods from 5" up to 28" in diameter. Multiple length options are available. This machine has our skewing center system with independent log positioners, ultrasonic sensors for diameter readings of the logs for autoset with manual override (or 3D scanning available), and skewing log turners. There are two wide cant supports (one before and one after the chipping heads). Six head key knife chipping heads with 150hp drive motors and a polychain belt drive. A MIT Twin Band (or customer preference) with 63 inch diameter wheels and 10 inch bands were used on this machine but different size bands and wheels are available. Outfeed consists of 8 inch center beam cant guide with two 22 inch wide belt conveyors. Comes with hydraulics, power unit, a 8 x 8 foot cab, four camera color monitoring system, computer and graphic display.

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