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Leading-edge ideas for sustainable success


Maximum flexibility. High throughput. Minimum equipping times.

First and foremost, woodworking and timber processing machines must have two key attributes: They must be efficient over the complete value-added chain – and they must be energy efficient. Only then are they cost-effective enough to be globally competitive – both today and in the future.


Presently, the competition is characterized by the trend towards individualized mass production – and this will certainly remain the case in the up-and-coming years. Especially when it comes to this topic, digitalization offers a wealth of opportunities and value-added potential – but only if the software and hardware work seamlessly together.


Here, you can read how your woodworking or timber processing company can enjoy a sustainable future; what innovative ideas there are for one of the oldest raw materials in the world – and how you can profit from the unique Siemens portfolio of drive and automation technology.

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Siemens answers for the woodworking and timber processing industry

A portfolio that leaves no questions unanswered

As partner to the industry, Siemens offers the optimum solution for all types of woodworking and timber processing machines and for each processing step. Connected to the TIA Portal, you have a product portfolio that can be easily scaled at any time to address your specific application – if the requirements happen to change or even increase.


Our service portfolio ensures that our machine parts have high availability over a long period of time. In addition to outstanding quality, you obtain development and investment security that is unique in the market.

An overview of the solutions

The optimum solution for every requirement

Come and discover your own individualized Siemens solution that precisely fits your particular project – and all of the associated advantages.


Higher, faster, safer

In a sawmill, one thing is more important than anything else: speed. Which is why our extensive portfolio of controls and drives is the right choice. With our solutions, we ensure high processing speed to achieve a high cutting yield – making your sawmills significantly more productive.


Your advantage:

  • High production rates by optimally coordinating the control and plant and/or motor 
  • Effective implementation of safety requirements – integrated fail safety of the drives, through the I/O up to the control systems
  • Maximum protection of your application based on integrated know-how protection
  • High degree of plant/system availability based on rugged products that are being continually developed and innovated


Core technical data:

  • Saw line up to 100 meters long
  • Feed rate: 200 m/min
  • Up to 1.5 million m3 wood/year
  • Up to 220 axes



Model solution for a sawmill

The main objective of a sawmill is to achieve maximum output with a high degree of safety – and this can be perfectly realized based on this model. All the components optimally interoperate with one another – from the control level down to the field level.


With SINAMICS S7-1500F controllers, HMI Comfort panels, various SINAMICS converters as well as SIMOTICS standard and servo motors, you have a seamless solution providing maximum output and at the same time with a high degree of safety.

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