Pick up the pace with the fastest cycle time in the industry!


The Ranger Retrieval System provides unmatched productivity for linear-feed saws. Each system is built to order, and can be customized to suit your plant layout and production flow. Acer offers a flexible range of standard and optional features that maximize the efficiency of the Ranger RS in your facility. The illustration below shows the smallest and most basic system.



  • Our proprietary vacuum pickup system was designed from the start for handling lumber, and is built in-house to ensure quality and reliability. 
  • Perimeter safety system with light curtains and photoeyes utilizes a powerful spring brake chamber to stop the trolley rapidly in an emergency.
  • Designed to handle inch or metric lumber in lengths from 6'--20' (1.8m--6m) long and sizes 2x3--2x12 (35 x 60--35 x 300mm) as well as engineered lumber. 
  • Rigid overhead truss design for spans up to 100' (16 stations).
  • Large diameter ball-bearing trolley wheels run on 4"x4" steel guide rails for ultimate reliability and economy.
  • LightSpeed lumber scanning technique uses a precision laser sensor to locate lumber automatically. Patent pending.
  • Infeed deck holds up to 12--2x4s in queue, and operates independently of the picking head, allowing continuous feed to the saw while restocking lumber.
  • Robust control system with rugged induction motor drives. No expensive specialized servo motors.
  • Available Selective Crown Orientation automatically measures crown and orients boards properly for sawing. Patent pending.
  • Available Dual Delivery option provides two independent picking heads on one trolley, capable of picking boards from two different stations and delivering them in one cycle. Patent pending.
  • Optional Center Feed saw placement puts the saw in the middle, shortening delivery time on long systems. Patent pending.   







Ranger RS is a trademark of Acer Inc. Ranger RS is protected under patent # 8,960,244 and other patents pending.