Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR
Making older feed table
run like new!
New Cobra
Feed Table Stands
It only takes one to see a difference!
Specialists in planing mill performance improvement
Cobra's Custom Designed Bed Rolls

Cobra has used high speed cameras to study different bed rolls and pineapples.  We learned much during this time and feel we bring a better understanding then most, especially the effects of different designed bed rolls. Our bed rolls are designed for the type of lumber and system in your mill. They are sand blasted or smooth with a hardened chromed finish to insure a long life. The most important part of increasing the production and uptime with the feed table is, MAKING IT REPEATABLE.  So the lead of our bed rolls are matched to the lead of the pineapples, this gives them the ability to work and pull the board together. We have different designs so our customers get the best roll for their particular product and production needs. our bed rolls are being used across the united States South America and Canada and have been proved to be second to none.
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra Hydraulic and Electric Shears

If you are not getting the best performance out of your feed table, consider installing a Cobra Powered Shear. These shears are designed to help make up the thousands of seconds which are being lost when a board travels from the shear to the fence. This is the most critical area of all this equipment. The longer it takes for a board to travel this short distance, the more it forces the operator to run the feed table at a higher speed ratio then the planer.  This causes a long list of additional problem, like double ups, hang-ups and break -ups. The other advantage of this powered shear is that it helps increase the repeatability of the travel time from the shear to fence, which makes everything run much smoother- including how the boards are placed on the landing table. Using the Cobra shear is just one option out of many to help increase production and uptime in your planing mill.  To learn more check out other areas of this website.
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra Feed Table Stands

In the majority of mills it is the feed table that needs a lot of attention. It is often the weak link in the system.  In order to increase production and uptime, the feed table must operate at maximum efficiency. The biggest down fall to most feed tables are the pineapple and short stock system, which includes the tensioning, positioning, drive and how it is tied together mechanically. It is important to note that mills don’t have to purchase a new feed table to get the needed results. They can choose the Cobra Tech feed table pineapple and short stock stands. With the Cobra feed table stands you get a state of art system, from the drive to the pineapple to the tensioning and positioning- with a fully automatic system if needed- all as one package. By choosing these stands the mill can focus and update an area of the feed table that will get them the quickest pay back. Whether you replace one or all three, the installation can be done on a long weekend.  This means no extra down time. Either way, get the results you need at half the expense with the Cobra feed table stand kits by Cobra Technical Services, LLC. To learn more about specific areas of this kit and how it works click Cobra products.
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra new feed table and bridge

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Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507  
Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
  • Cobra Pineapples and why they are making such a difference
  • Cobra feed table bed rolls
  • Cobra Shears
  • Cobra Feed table Tensioning and Positioning systems
  • Feed table drives
  • Pineapple and Short stock equipment
  • The Cobra Planer Bed Rolls
  • Planer drives
  • New planer Tensioning and positioning systems
  • Cobra's Automated planer and feed table systems
Cobra Technical Services
On this page is you will find just a few of our products and how they are helping mill across the USA, South America, and Canada improve their feed table and planer performance
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   


Specialists in planing mill performance Improvements
Cobra's Customed Designed Pineapples
Our pineapples are specifically designed for the type of lumber and system in your mill. They come sand blasted or smooth, with hardened chrome plating. One reason the Cobra design works so well is the smooth transition from the lead to the knurl. Having this very smooth transition from the lead to the knurl makes the transition of the boards from the pineapple to the guide smooth, which gives you the ability to make things repeatable. The most important part of increasing the production and uptime with the feed table is just that, MAKING IT REPEATABLE. The lead of our pineapple is also matched to the lead of the bed roll, this gives them the ability to work and pull the board together. We have Many different designs and profile pineapples so we can insure your mill gets the best product to exceed performance expectations.The Cobra design has improved production by 18% with some customers who did nothing else but install the new bed roll and pineapples. This Cobra design has even helped increase performance on newer feed tables running over 3000 ft/per minute. The Cobra Bed Rolls and Pineapples are the best in the industry, are made to fit any feed table, and are currently being used through out the USA, South America and Canada.
Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507  


Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra's special designed Tensioning Positioning Systems
Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507  


Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra's Planer Drive Rolls

Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra planer bed rolls

Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Cobra's Planer Hydraulic Drive System
We at Cobra Technical Services LLC offers what we feel to be the best hydraulic drive system for planers and feed tables. Our design has come from over 40 years experience with hydraulics and planer mills. It was designed for performance, but also for a longer component life by using top of the line products and eliminating flow dividers and many other components used on planer drives. We have taken our experience and came up with a design to meet and exceed our customers needs, whether when purchasing a new system or revamping an older one.
When it comes to the motors, we use only one type. It is a highly efficient motor which has been proven to the industry to be the best. Cobra uses a special b-lock coupling and mounts the motor directly to the shaft of the feed roll, therefore making it torque arm mounted. This gives the motors the ability to have the movement needed to insure a long life. The components and hydraulic circuit used insures a smooth operation as the boards are pulled through planer.  Our drive systems have been installed all over the country and we are confidant in their ability to match and out perform the competitors.
To learn more about our drive systems and get our recommendations for the most cost effective solutions for your planer mill give us a call at (541) 915-8323 or (541) 517-5370

Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507  

Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
Specialists in planing mill performance Improvement
Overhead Tensioning & Positionings Kits

When it comes to maximizing production with the planer there are many different area you must consider.  Probably the most important of these is the tensioning and positioning system. Years ago we started installing these systems over the planer for a couple of reasons, and with time we realized there was a multitude of reasons to continue doing so.  These include easy accessibility for maintenance, the ability to see wear points, better positioning visually, trouble shooting, and most important…… improved tensioning. The Cobra overhead tensioning and positioning systems are available for most planers. These systems provide a very low but consistent tension that keeps the boards traveling smoothly without slipping or hesitating. This is vital as many planers have a tensioning system that varies depending on the thickness of each piece of lumber, which may lead to abuse to the planer, with break-ups, jam-ups, excessive wear, and of course premature failures. The Cobra system provides constant tension, even with high variations in lumber thickness, using specially designed cylinders, accumulators, and adjustable pressure controls. The Cobra tensioning system takes the harsh “banging” out of the operation and makes the whole system much smoother.  The result?  Better production, fewer breakups in the planer and longer service life on the machine.
 
When it comes to the positioning if the rolls are not set correctly, it puts the planer through enormous wear to sleeves, bearings, and shafts. This also results in a loss of the tolerances needed to achieve maximum production. The positioning aspect of the Cobra overhead planer feed roll system allows the setup man to individually position the top feed rolls based on thickness of lumber. We remount these cylinders to a position where the angle of the cylinders gives the planerman a better ability to fine tune these positions accurately, within a 1/16 of an inch.  This system replaces the current electric motors and gear boxes along with many older hydraulic positioning components. We also take this system to another level with the Cobra's automatic positioning and tensioning system.


Cobra Product Upgrades for : Stetson Ross - Newman - Coastal - Yates - Gilbert - USNR - Woods
Cobra Technical Services LLC ,435 Hazel Ct, Eugene, Or  97401 Phone (541) 915-8323   Fax  (541) 484-7507   
    Cobra Technical Services are specialists in high speed  planers and feed tables including: Newman, Stetson Ross, Coastal, Yates, Gilbert and Woods.  We have an extensive experience with improving the performance in planer tensioning and positioning, automatic tensioning positioning systems, planer hydraulic or electric drives, Top head side head servo positioning systems, feed table hydraulic or electric drives, and feed table tensioning systems . If  you are interested in improving the performance of your equipment give us a call! We hope you find this website information valuable, and we ask for your suggestions to help make this site even more valuable.

    Cobra Technical Services are specialists in high speed  planers and feed tables including: Newman, Stetson Ross, Coastal, Yates, Gilbert and Woods.  We have extensive experience with improving the performance in planer tensioning and positioning, automatic tensioning positioning systems, planer hydraulic or electric drives, Top head side head servo positioning systems, feed table hydraulic or electric drives, and feed table tensioning systems . If  you are interested in improving the performance of your equipment give us a call! We hope you find this website information valuable, and we ask for your suggestions to help make this site even more valuable.

Cobra Technical Services LLC
435 HAZEL COURT, EUGENE, OR  97401
(541) 915-8323   FAX (541) 484-7507   
E-mail bjenson@cobratechservices.com