SECAMAD is a wood dryer installation company founded in 1974 by Carlos Elduque Benedi. It was founded after laborious research and experiments performed with the collaboration of other companies in the sector, especially with the group Maderas Vitores, S.A. in Belorado (Burgos).
While the national manufactures of the time were using manual or conventional analogue controls, SECAMAD began using digital microprocessors in its equipment, developing its own technology from the start: a leader in its time.
To maintain this momentum, SECAMAD has its own research department dedicated to drying techniques, where the latest electronic technological advances are tested.
In 1992 a new corporation was formed, Instalaciones Técnicas de Secado, S.L., where Ricard Carcelén Castellví took control from his ancestor Mr. Elduque, together sharing control of the management of the company.
There are more than 500 drying units installed by SECAMAD in Spain. They range in capacity from 0.5 m3, with the most common being 50 to 100 m3. The company¹s fundamental activity is wood drying. However, they have also taken part in other positive experiments in other sectors including cardboard, latex products, leathering and small glass pieces for laboratories (hypodermic ampoules).
The installations offered include the complete array of necessary elements for fully equipped ³ready to use² machines. From our own factory we have a computer-automated drying control, management software for controlling data from a distance; drying machines which control elements such as ventilation, air circulation, and heating. We also have portable hygrometers for measuring the humidity of the wood, in the metal modular chambers that are constructed with rust proof materials and with insulated doors for drying chambers with different opening systems.
Moreover, we sell and distribute boilers for industrial heaters using heating oil, hot water or vapour, for liquid, gas or solid fuels with a manual or automatic power source.
Currently, our national sales account for 80% of our total sales. Our exports are mainly to Latin American countries with some factories in Algeria and South Africa. Our clients are found throughout various industrial sectors that work or sell wood. Sawmills, warehouses, door manufacturers, carpentry, furniture, parquets, platforms, musical instruments, gun butts, shoe heals, educational toys, toothpicks, etc. They are all potential users or sellers of dry wood and, thus need installations for drying it.
Due to the wide variety of products produced in its factories, SECAMAD can offer ample versatility without additional costs, being able to adopt to the customer´s needs in terms of format and dimensions, giving them a "custom made" product everytime. In terms of its tecnology, SECAMAD is continually developing and innovating its drying tecniques with both the latest electronic developments as well as in its selection and use of complementary elements in its installations and assembly: automation, construction material, plumbing, electricity, testing, ventilation, etc.
We have recently increased our level of quality with a new computer called the Secamad CPR-II, fitting it to a personal PC for collecting data of various drying units from a distance, all with a bidirectional RS-485 connection with software for Windows-98.
With its years of experience and understanding the importance of post-sales customer service, SECAMAD has tuned its customer service to offer an immediate repair and maintenance service from our technical service department.
Looking ahead, SECAMAD will maintain its presence in the national market by offering new tecniques while trying to expand its international connections with the help of the Internet, also by attending the sector´s different international fairs and with the collaboration with other companies with whom we have reached a mutual agreement.