The debarking process, resulting in logs of the best possible cleanliness, is essential for any pulp, paper and fiberboard mill. The raw material is a major expenditure and therefore, the way the logs are debarked is important for the total economy of a mill.

Best possible cleanliness and economy with Valmet's debarking system

Valmet offers several debarking systems to cover the various needs depending on climate and different wood species. All debarking systems combine high capacity with easy and reliable operation and provide optimal bark removal with minimum wood loss. The design ensures effective bark separation from the logs prior to the chipping process.

Many wood species coming from forest plantations are difficult to debark, compared to easy-to-debark softwood which was the primary raw material only a couple of decades ago. For example, eucalyptus bark emerges in long strips and mainly follows the logs out of the debarking drum. For this reason, a special bark separation system after the drum is necessary.

Valmet debarking equipment

  • Valmet Debarking Drum with rubber tyre support
  • Valmet Debarking Drum with hydrostatical support
  • Valmet Mechanical Debarker


Debarking drum with rubber tyre support

Valmet's rubber tire-supported barking drum features an ideal support and drive system using heavy-duty standard rubber tires. This enables remarkably easy maintenance, which is as easy as changing the tires on a truck. The drum can be transported in pieces, which makes on-site assembly possible. The support design enables the use of the existing foundation when replacing any kind of barking drum. Optimized tire loads and location ensure a long service life and effective utilization of the drum shell. The elasticity of the rubber tires minimizes vibration and shock loads against the foundation and the drum shell.

Debarking drum with hydrostatical support

when choosing Valmet's hydrostatically supported barking drum, high reliability of the drum is guaranteed by hydrostatic support bearings, enabling high static and dynamic loads. Thanks to an ingenious supporting system with an oil film between the support ring and the bearing shoes there is no mechanical contact and no wear in the supporting system. The large drum size enables high capacity debarking in a single line. This feature minimizes total investment cost.


Mechanical debarker

Valmet Mechanical Debarker is designed to ensure efficient bark removal in challenging conditions where bark removal using conventional drum technology is difficult. It can be due to wood characteristics or cold climate without de-icing process, small diameter logs or crooked logs. Worldwide experience from the pulp, paper and panelboard industry and knowledge gathered over 60 years was capitalized in the development of the EasyBarker. This allows us to offer a long service life through a superior combination of reliability and low maintenance.


Debarking - Maintenance and shutdown services

EasyTyre condition test

The debarking drum condition test provides information about the true condition of the machine.

Debarking drum lining

Extra life time for your debarking drum. Recovering the thickness and maintaining the performance


Debarking - Process and automation upgrades


Detects unknown particles in the material flow eg. stones, metal pieces and lumps of ice.


WoodSaver is a special roll conveyor system designed to maximize wood usage efficiency in debarking lines.




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