Success for Alent at the world's largest trade fair for the wood industry

Last week Alent Dynamic participated at the International Ligna fair  in Hanover - the world's largest trade fair for the wood industry.

There is a lot of international interest in Alent Dynamics’ fully automated, environmental friendly wood drying with a non-contact method of moisture content measurement.

Alent Dynamic received an important order for another 5 control systems from Stenvalls Trä. Stenvalls Trä is one of the most offensive sawmill groups in Europe, focusing on Alent Dynamics drying technology. They now use the technology from Alent Dynamic in more than 30 kilns.

There has been much interest around drying hardwood (oak, beech, birch, etc.) with Alents' drying technique. In that area, there are even higher profits to gain, due to the facts that it usually are much longer drying times for hardwood. The results of highly successful hardwood drying were shown by Alent at the Ligna fair.

Large order and new employments

Alent Dynamic got their biggest order so far and at the same time their unique product got ready.  Alent is also investing in major international expansion with Luleå as home base.

The product is a breakthrough for a new way of drying wood that gives better quality and saves a lot of energy. It is at the same time the result of a unique collaboration in field with several Swedish and foreign sawmills and researchers at Luleå University of Technology. Fifty thousand batches have already been dried and sawmills have saved 160 million kilowatt-hours of electricity while the method has been refined. Never before have so many participated and so much data been studied in the development of a drying method. Now Alent has an international volume product that optimizes and measures while drying goes fully automatic to target moisture content.

It is Germany's largest manufacturer of glulam beams, Holzwerke Ladenburger, which now installs the new control system in 26 of their kilns in their flagship factory Kerkingen. After this they will have Alent control systems in over 50 kilns at four factories.

- Automatic drying with the Alent method and online moisture soft sensor is excellent in the field of wood drying. It gives higher quality and better yield in our production. Also higher production due to shorter drying time and electricity savings. In this step we put in Alent control systems in our 14 newest kilns at Ladenburger sawmill in Kerkingen. We also upgrade 12 kilns to Alent Dynamic says Christoph Ladenburger, Investment Manager, Holzwerke Ladenburger, Germany.

New employments:
We are now strengthening our organization and are looking for staff to our head office in Luleå. We are already at 25% of the sawmills in Sweden and are preparing for a bigger international expansion. We are participating at the world's largest trade fair for wood, Ligna in Hanover, 22-26 May 2017, where we expect a lot of interest for our new product among existing and new customers. We are also looking for distributors in many countries, says Staffan Ruuth, CEO Alent Dynamic®.



Älvsbyhus upgrades to Alent Dynamic®, the latest platform for timber drying.

Älvsbyhus launches in 2017 a new generation of houses, including thicker and sturdier walls, all to meet tomorrow's stringent environmental- and energy requirements.

They also choose to review their control system and upgrade their kilns with both hard- and software.
- Älvsbyhus have used Alent control system for many years now and are upgrading to our latest platform. I see this as proof that they are satisfied with us as a supplier and collaboration partner in terms of timber drying. "Richard Korva, sales,  Alent Dynamic”.

Pump dried wood is also favorable for impregnation.

Fyrås Trä is a very well- reputed company in Europe in the areas of wood and pressure impregnation.

"The Impregnation extent and quality is continuously monitored by third parties, and after we started to use Alent Dynamic we've got a much better quality.

The regular rest periods in the pumping method keeps the wood surface damp and the pores open, something that not only benefits the moisture attrition but also penetration of impregnating liquid.

We do not get a dry shell on the wood surface as it was with the previous drying method when it blew all the time. "

- Jonas Palsson, production manager at Fyrås Trä.