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Schweighofer innovation prize for LEUCO p-System

Awarded: Daniel Schrenk (LEUCO CEO, Sales and Marketing), Jury member Dr. Manfred Brandstetter, award winner Dr. Martin Dressler, Gerald Schweighofer, chairman of the LEUCO executive board Frank Diez, from left
Awarded: Daniel Schrenk (LEUCO CEO, Sales and Marketing), Jury member Dr. Manfred Brandstetter, award winner Dr. Martin Dressler, Gerald Schweighofer, chairman of the LEUCO executive board Frank Diez, from left


70° shear angle brings LEUCO high distinction

 

The Schweighofer Prize, the innovation prize for the European forest management and timber industry, was awarded on May 7. The Austrian timber industrialist and innovator Gerald Schweighofer presented prizes in front of numerous guests from the political and economic world.

Projects, products, technologies and people from Austria, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Switzerland were recognized.

 

Dr. Martin Dressler of LEUCO accepted one of the coveted innovation prizes for the p-System. This universal tool system, with extreme shear angles of 70°, enormously extends edge life and additionally provides exceptional cutting quality, said to Dr. Brandstätter of the jury in his laudatory speech.

 

The bandwidth of options for using these tools ranges from the smallest shank-type cutter to the giant p-System corner cutter for sawmill use.

The patented LEUCO p-System tools are successfully used both in stationary and through-feed processing as well as in high performance saw lines. For Dressler, the p-System is the most economically efficient tool there is. There are now even machines which have been operating with a p-System for several years without resharpening. This is documented by the record of more than 5 mil. lineal meters without sharpening tools.

 

The Schweighofer innovation prize is already the second recognition for the p-System. The p-System corner cutter already received an award at LIGNA 2013, together with the sawmill manufacturer EWD. 

 

"It is naturally a great honor that one of our innovations was able to win a prize which is so esteemed in the European timber industry. The award demonstrates the importance of our technology and once again highlights our claim to innovation leadership in wood processing tools," emphasized Frank Diez, chairman of the executive board.