High production planer sander greatly reduces the number of passes, increasing your productivity.

Increase your efficiency and extend the life of your abrasives by planing the material prior to sanding with the Cantek PRN Series Planer Sanders. The spiral insert cutterhead produces a fine finish while requiring less horsepower than traditional straight knives.  Additionally, the PRN series are produced with an extra heavy-duty frame, industrial cast-iron pressure shoes, and cast-iron sanding head assemblies.  These features allow the PRN series to excel in high production environments and in demanding wide belt sanding applications.  The PRN series are available with 1-4 sanding units and in widths of 24”, 36”, 43”, and 51”. The first unit is a spiral insert knife cutterhead with your choice of either 4-sided or 2-sided carbide inserts.  When one cutting edge becomes dull you simply open the access cover on the front of the machine and rotate the knives for a fresh cutting edge.  Sanding units can be rubber covered contact drums, or combination sanding units (drum/platen) to suit production needs.  The digital thickness control allows for precise adjustment of the conveyor belt to 0.001” resolution (0.01mm).  Special emphasis has been made for safe operation of this machine with emergency devices on the infeed, outfeed, conveyor table, and access doors.

Why Cantek PRN Series Planer Sanders?

  • Planing and sanding in a single pass greatly reduces the number of passes to finish your material which greatly increased your throughput and productivity
  • Robust machine structure with cast iron head assemblies and pressure shoes for superior sanding results
  • Wide range of widths and head configurations available to fit your specific sanding needs
  • Pressure hold-down shoes for superior part hold down by minimizing the gap during sanding operations
  • Accurate digital thickness control with both Inch & Metric settings allows operator to key in the desired thickness and table will automatically move into position
  • “N” planer unit = 6” diameter cutterhead with replaceable insert knives in a spiral pattern requiring less horsepower while providing superior planed finish prior to sanding operations
  • “D” sanding unit = 10” diameter contact drum available in Steel or Rubber
  • “A” Sanding Unit = Combination head with rubber contact drum and adjustable sanding platen ideal for calibrating and finish sanding
  • Heavy duty welded steel frame with cast iron sanding head assemblies for vibration free sanding
  • High quality rubber conveyor belt provides stable surface for precise sanding while offering superior grip to aid in feeding of the workpiece
  • Automatic conveyor belt pneumatic tracking
  • Table is adjusted using four heavy duty jack screws driven by robust chain system.
  • Digital thickness control in both Inch (0.001”) and Metric (0.01mm)
  • Precise sanding head height adjustment to compensate for various sanding grits
  • Electronic sanding belt tracking
  • Pneumatic belt tensioning & quick release outboard support for fast belt changes
  • Extended infeed bed with two table rollers
  • Safety switches on all access doors.
  • High quality Schneider electrics & Comozzi pneumatics readily available
  • Brush panel cleaning roller on the outfeed with integrated dust port


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Widebelt sanding is a critical stage in wood preparation before and during the finishing process. Often poor sanding results do not show up until it is too late and you have finished the material. Knowing what issues to look for and how to remedy them in advance will save you both time and money by eliminating costly rework and defects.

sander maintenance

Providing regular maintenance on your wide belt sander can help mitigate small problems from turning into larger ones. These issues can often cause a halt to production and lead to costly delays.