Shark Fin Board Turning System: Ideal Applications

The venerable Shark Fin Board Turning system has provided saw and planar mills with decades of excellent performance across the world. The system is simple, using the mill’s existing machinery and gravity to turn boards. This frees graders from this responsibility which leads to reduced injury claims and increased productivity. However, the Shark Fin is not ideal in all circumstances. Modern mills, particularly softwood mills, run too quickly for Shark Fin to function. Shark Fin is ideal in any application that runs 75 lugs-per-minute (LPM) or less, this is typically hardwood mills these days.

The Shark Fin is also not designed for very small tables. The minimum size for a one grader table should be about eight feet in length and the table needs to allow for Shark Fin lugs that are approximately 7″ tall to travel over and around. The system also requires that it be used on 81X sawmill chain as the lugs, pins, channel and other components are designed for it. The system succeeds in mills that want a simple, low-cost grading solution where their employees are handy and able to work with a kit.

So what does a Shark Fin kit consist of?

-Shark Fin turners

-Shark Fin lugs

-Shark Fin pins welded onto 81X chain

-81X channel

-Polyurethane drive and idler sprockets

-Bearings, collars, and steel shafts

-A spare parts kit

For questions about the Redco Shark Fin system or for a quote on your needs please contact us.

Video of Shark Fin in action!