Auto-Treater Challenger

HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR Timber Treatment Business

LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

Is your timber treatment facility operationally efficient?

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

Protected against decay and insect attack for a wide range of end uses pressure treated timbers provide an extra confidence to your customers that they will have a long and trouble free life.

CLASS A

PRESERVATIVE TREATED TIMBERS ARE A great value added offering FROM YOUR BUSINESS

CLASS AB

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

CLASS AB CLASS A (RAIL) (POST)

Are you achieving the correct level of treatment

Various industry standards guide companies that are preservative treating timber to help achieve the best treatment level depending upon the species of timber and its eventual end use in different geographical markets. Achieving the correct penetration and retention of wood preservative into the timbers and also identifying the Use Class requirements are important factors.

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

‘JUST RIGHT’ treatments Gauging the correct level of treatment to meet industry requirements can be tricky.

TOO LITTLE Failure to accurately control your preservative treatment solution strength and your treatment cycles could lead to inadequate under-treatments. If you are under-treating your timbers you may not have total confidence about the products you are offering to market. The potential under-performance of the treated timbers could lead to failures in use with damage to your business reputation and possible timber replacement claims and costs .

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

TOO MUCH Equally poor control of treatment practices could lead to over-treatments. Over-treatment of timbers may not be needed depending on their specification or end use. The cost of using unnecessary extra preservative and the extended treatment cycle times reducing your treatment capacity all result in wasted money . These costs can be excessive. As an example an annual capacity 20,000m 3 treatment plant could waste up to 115,000-175,000 SEK a year in extra preservative costs and extended cycle times. The loss of potential extra treatments each day can also impact on the business opportunities.

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

The frustration of not fully controlling your timber treatments can affect your business and your business team.

Plant operators can be unsure if they are producing appropriate treated timbers. Manual treatment preparations and practices can be inaccurate, time consuming and wasteful. Under -treated timbers could bring performance issue customer claims and loss of business reputation.

Over-treated timbers will waste preservative product and mean longer treatment cycle times. Lost volumes and lost margins make you less competitive and restrict opportunities to invest in new technologies.

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

? Does your control system give you what you need?

How do you treat now?

Do you know if you are under-treating or over-treating your timbers? How do you measure your treatment solution strength ? How do you measure your preservative uptake ? Does your preservative supplier help you with these measurements? Do you think you are incurring unnecessary treatment costs ?

What if you had a facility to make treatments simpler and provide all the relevant information for your business.

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

A effective automated system should give you:

- Insightful reporting on your plant’s efficiency - Automated solution strength control - to save money - Predictive maintenance system - to save production downtime - An error message alert if your plant goes wrong - Automated ordering and solution level control - Remote access and links to ERP system

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

A NEW WAY Auto-Treater Lonza’s leading edge treatment plant management and information software technology available exclusively to our preservative customers.

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

Now in its fourth generation of development Auto-Treater does everything that our customers have asked for in controlling preservative treatments and getting key management information to make the most of their treatment operation.

FEATURES

Automated dosing of preservative additives when required. Includes multi-lingual functionality, allowing the system to be used throughout the European region. Can be set up to suit particular customer treatment requirements - smart tailored treatment cycles for optimum plant performance. The most advanced and powerful control system of its type. Incredibly simple to use through a supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) based system controlled from a PC.

Can be linked to site timber management system for data entry and export. High quality graphics and status on screen displays that provide immediate information on the treatment process taking place. Designed for both high and low pressure treatment processes. Multiple plants can be controlled from a single console. Treatment can be monitored from remote locations. Automated and accurate procedures such as preservative mixing and solution strength control, preservative retention calculation, stock inventory and re-order prompts, fault finding and alarm reporting. Full suite of management reports.

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

What our customers are saying...

Rowlinson’s high pressure timber treatment vessel was installed as an above ground, self-contained unit. Lee Patterson of Rowlinson commented on their move to Lonza as their preservative supplier and the introduction of Auto-Treater into their business.

We’ve worked with other timber preservative providers, but the quality of product and support we receive from Lonza Wood Protection since our move in 2017 is second to none. We are currently pressure treating 50,000m 3 of timber a year and since our change to Lonza, we have gained nearly three additional charges per 11½ hour shift and with their support we are planning to increase the amount of timber we treat to 100,000m 3 a year on a shift based system. Lonza’s Auto-Treater software provides us with reliable and extremely accurate process control together with an intuitive management reporting function. We get exactly the right specification for each treatment, and from the system’s reports the figures are monitored very precisely. It is really easy to use and our operators have adapted very well. We currently have 11 different cycle set-ups, and are looking to add more. The analysis Auto-Treater provides for the treatment process is excellent, but it also generates reports which are relevant for our accounts department, and provide deeper insight for our directors which helps inform board-level decisions. A change of supplier is never a decision made lightly, but from the day we started with Lonza and the use of Auto-Treater it was clear that we were treating a significantly larger volume of timber, being more efficient, more productive and ultimately more profitable. “

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

“ John Linnell of Linnell Bros Auto-Treater is brilliant and we have great on-going support from Lonza’s engineering and technical teams in developing it to suit our exact needs. It saves time and money and provides our treatment operators with an overall easier to use, more efficient and safer control system. We get exactly the right specification for each treatment and from the system’s reports the figures are monitored very precisely in kilograms rather than an approximate percentage. The paper trail for timber treatment is very important and Auto-Treater is a great system to manage and monitor the process. “ “

Andrew Kidney of BALCAS Which ever timber preservative is being used it must be professionally applied for optimum results. We have experienced and fully trained treatment personnel managing our facilities and using Lonza’s advanced Auto-Treater computerised plant control and management system helps us achieve the most cost effective and consistent treatment results possible. “

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LONZA WOOD PROTECTION | HELPING YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIMBER BUSINESS

What we can do for you

Reduce your preservative use - pays for your Auto-Treater investment within a few years.

Do a full audit on your operation and produce a justification report for Auto-Treater investment.

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