Lumber and Panel Packaging Systems

Samuel Packaging Systems Group has deep roots in the forestry market, serving a whole host of customers in the panel and lumber segments. We are a one-stop-shop for custom solutions, offering superior service every step of the way. Our dedicated team of industry specialists work alongside customers to provide recommendations for packaging solutions that meet demanding requirements and maintain the integrity of products during transit.

We offer reliable, custom-designed equipment that meets our customer’s needs and have developed systems that require less maintenance and repair parts, yielding the lowest total cost of ownership. We strive to deliver increased performance by investing in the latest high-speed technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and diagnostics.

Our team of integrated specialists provide proper machine safety training, and service and maintenance.


The SLP-25 lumber press has been modified over the years to be able to meet demands in the toughest mill environments. Its rugged features were built to withstand powerful stresses during compression, and its flexible design can be configured to suit a whole host of layout requirements.

The SLP-25 has built a reputation for being the fastest, strongest, and most reliable press in its class, and resolving bottlenecks in operations. The machine’s eight second cycle time and extended uptime allows us to deliver higher production volume to customers on an accelerated timeline and save costs, replacing the need for two lines in some instances. The SLP-25 can produce 25,000 lbs. of top compression force with an opening height of up to 52 inches.

We place safety at the forefront of everything we do. The SLP-25 is equipped with top platen safety pins, safety lockout system, an Allen Bradley Compact Logix based control system with diagnostics and an optional integrated safety package with light-curtains and fencing to create a safe work-zone around the machine.

Support products

We continue to invest in product innovation and expand our offering to best serve our customer and improve performance. Our product line includes strapping machines and tools, corner protectors and associated accessories that help customers address the challenges of transporting lumber and panel products.

  • Strapping
  • Strapping tools
  • Dispensers
  • Strapping head conversions
  • Corner protectors
  • Staples
  • Lath strips

Service and maintenance

Samuel Packaging Systems Group’s team of field service technicians travel to remote mills to support the longevity and maintenance of customer machines and tools.  Our experts draw on years of experience. We provide maintenance and service agreements, which includes semi-annual visits to customer sites for preventative maintenance, diagnoses and correction of any issues and identifying process improvements.

We maintain a full supply of replacement material and parts to ensure continued operations and efficiency.

Safety and compliance

Samuel Packaging Systems Group is committed to ensuring the highest standards of compliance and safety are met. We adhere to a strict Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Policy to ensure that we consistently protect the most valuable assets – our people.

Workplace equipment can be harmful if not used correctly. Our team of specialists provide on-the-job training to machine operators. Each piece of equipment also comes with safety warnings, instruction labels and highly integrated programmable safety solutions.

Our on-site equipment is regularly put through rigorous testing and inspections by safety engineers to ensure it is in top shape and in full compliance with local laws, regulations, and standards. Our PET and steel strapping is approved by the American Association of Railroads.


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