Metsä Fibre Lappeenranta sawmill, a leading player in the forestry industry, required a complete renovation of its elevator system. The elevator had critical components, such as chains with cups and axles with wheels, that had been extensive wear and needed replacement. However, this presented a unique challenge as the original conveyor system was not supplied by Laitex, and Metsä Fibre did not possess any detailed documentation.
The project’s success depended on precise measurements, custom part modeling, manufacturing, and, finally, a seamless installation, all within tight time constraints, with maintenance breaks lasting only a few hours.
Laitex, renowned for its expertise in elevator solutions and unmatched dedication to customer satisfaction, undertook this challenging project with determination and precision.
The Laitex team visited Metsä Fibre Lappeenranta sawmill during scheduled maintenance breaks to take precise measurements of the elevator system. This involved a thorough examination of the existing system and its unique specifications.
Custom Part Modeling and Manufacturing:
Using the collected measurements, Laitex’s engineering team meticulously designed and modeled the required replacement parts. These custom parts, including chains with cups and axles with wheels, were then manufactured with exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Once the parts were ready, Laitex deployed its skilled installation team to Metsä Fibre’s sawmill. The installation phase was carefully coordinated to minimize downtime, with the team working around the clock to ensure efficiency.