Veneer lathes are at the heart of every plywood and veneer business. A veneer lathe needs to be a true workhorse, capable of operating continually through multiple shifts while requiring minimal maintenance and downtime. Over twenty years of innovation in the plywood industry showed us what our clients need from their veneer lathes: exceptional durability, stress-free maintenance, and exacting accuracy. When we engineered the Altec veneer lathe system, we took those lessons to heart.
Does Your Lathe Get the Job Done?
Upgrading lathe systems is a big investment. We get it. But is your current lathe good enough? An Altec lathe system is designed to last for decades, using durable, time-tested components fused with the latest in scanning, cutting, and stacking technology. Our lathe systems have helped dozens of plywood businesses improve their productivity and revenue. Why not talk to our experts and see how we can help your business?
The Altec veneer lathe is your mill's heartbeat! Our systems and integrations can upgrade the quality of your product, reduce waste, increase your margins, and even mitigate labour shortages. Check out some of our other wood products to see how a full Altec system makes sense for your bottom line.
A steel-fabricated carriage, completely designed, built and tested at our facility in Texas. It is heavier than traditional carriages, with a lower ce...
The Altec Backup Rolls assembly is designed to stabilize the block during the peeling process. With correct calibration the back-up rolls will precise...
Demco lathe spindle assemblies are a robust, heavy-duty design made up of the lathe pinion shaft, sprocket, and both fixed and floating bearings...
We provide AC and DC lathe spindle drives using the latest drive technology from Allen-Bradley and ABB. Our AC lathe spindle drive package features a ...
Altec’s lathe controls system is the most advanced, user-friendly control system available for veneer lathes, featuring Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC...
The Altec Clipping Trash Gate is a high performance inline veneer clipper that automatically separates round up trash from usable product on veneer pe...
A Game of Inches
Every wasted inch of product is revenue left on the mill floor. Ask our experts about how an Altec wood veneer system can minimize wasted product and maximize returns.
Built For Your Bottom Line
Don't waste any time on repair, maintenance, and configuration. Altec lathes minimize time spent waiting, putting more money back in your pocket. Here's how:
- Engineered specifically for the demands of North American plywood producers, we've leveraged decades of experience to design a lathe that's easy to integrate in your existing system while also playing nice with our advanced stackers, scanners, diverters, and clippers.
- Our lathe parts are machined to the highest standard in our Texas-based machine shop. This vertical integration allows us to offer parts at low cost, machined to your exact specification. Keeping production in America means we're less impacted by global supply chain issues than our competitors.
- Our lathe control system stacks up against anything on the market. With industry-leading technology, unparalleled ease-of-use, seamless integration with the Altec lathe system as well as integration with legacy lathe systems by other manufacturers, our controls ensure excellent quality and maximum productivity.
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