Saw chains from STIHL: Optimum cutting performance

Thirteen background articles provide you with interesting facts right from the STIHL plant. Read on to find out what happens before your tool makes its way to specialist dealers. This article is about our our saw chain test bench.

Like a hot knife through butter

It’s certainly an impressive sight to see our cutting robots making short work of the wood on our saw chain test bench. Here, the cutting performance of our in-house developed saw chains is put under scrutiny in real conditions.

our saw chain testing bench

Moist wood – an absolute must

Above all, real-life conditions mean moistening the wood in a special sprinkler system before the saw chains are tested. This reflects the moisture in the wood after the tree is felled. The tree trunks are kept moist to simulate real-life cutting conditions as authentically as possible.

Saw chain speed meets cutting performance

The computer-supported measurement process compares real performance with the development standards. Our colleagues are particularly interested in the cutting performance in the wood and the chain speed on the test rack. There’s one thing we can be sure of: These tests deliver values any engineer would be proud of. And ultimately, you’re the ones who benefit from this expertise on a day-to-day basis.

You will find an overview of all background articles for this series on our blog post „STIHL quality in detail: Innovative technology, developed by STIHL“.

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