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[VIDEO] Maintaining scanning efficiency through a Scandinavian philosophy

Martin Arula, managing director for the newly opened Toftan 2 sawmill in Estonia says there is zero tolerance for processing mistakes at the mill which uses scanning technology that can change saw patterns in a matter of seconds.

What goes into a $13M sawmill investment?

EACOM’s Elk Lake mill’s Autolog Pro Grader planer optimization scanning system adds a wide array of visual defect detection.

Cost-effective log split detection

USNR has developed a cost-effective optimization solution that significantly improves the log breakdown process.

New 3D smart sensors for board scanning applications

3D scanning and inspection solutions developer LMI Technologies (LMI) has launched a new line of modular multi-point scanners called the Gocator 200 Series.

Determining the optimal sawing solution at Resolute

At Resolute’s Ignace, Ont., mill a Comact C1 scanner determines the optimal sawing solution for the single-line Comact canter-quad, followed by a DDM-SB with an integrated optimized log turner.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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[VIDEO] Recovery culture at Fornebu Lumber

New Brunswick-based Fornebu Lumber achieved its scanning and optimization goals by investing in its people. Some employees undertook training to better operate the Prologic+ and Autolog scanners in place throughout the mill. » Nominate someone today!

Tech update: scanners and optimizers

CFI has a rundown of the latest scanning and optimizing equipment available for sawmills in Canada. » Read more...
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Today’s mills rely on JoeScan for bucking, carriages, sharp-chains, edgers, gangs, trimmers and more.

Come see JoeScan founder Joey Nelson’s presentation at OptiSaw on June 5th! >> Learn more

Tolko Armstrong installs 3D sensors on unscrambler

When Tolko Armstrong lumber mill in British Columbia chose ifm’s 3D sensors to replace the photoeyes on its unscrambler as part of a larger upgrade to the mill in 2014, Dwayne Bueckert, a control systems specialist with Tolko Armstrong lumber mill, was a bit sceptical. » Read more...

OptiSaw West challenges sawmillers with new ideas

From pre-sorting logs beyond small, medium and large to cutting for the mass timber construction market, speakers at OptiSaw West mill automation and optimization forum challenged a crowd of sawmillers to ask themselves: Why not? » Read more...

Upping accuracy with your optimizer in the sawmill

The optimizer only knows what we tell it. Not only do we have to define all the product details (e.g. thickness, width, length, grade, etc.) we also have to define all the mechanical parameters. » Read more...

79th Maritime Lumber Bureau AGM

May 29-31, 2018
Location: Charlottetown, P.E. I.
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Carrefour International du Bois, leading timber tradeshow

May 30 - June 1, 2018
Location: Nantes, France
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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition

June 5-8, 2018
Location: Prince George Civic Centre, Prince George, B.C.
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