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OptiSaw 2015 covers new technology, best practices

Sawmill operators strive to reduce unit costs and increase product quality. OptiSaw 2015 is your chance to join sawmillers from across North America in hearing about tomorrow’s scanning, optimization and automation technology, and see how some of it is being used today!



The agenda includes:
·      Automation and data-driven manufacturing: Join robotics expert David McPhail as he walks us through the latest in this field and talks possible applications for lumber manufacturers. Have a challenge – Ask David!
·      Real-time CT scanning: With a unit already running at a North American bucking line, Springer Microtec’s CTO will discuss how sawmillers can look inside the log for a truly optimal decision.
·      RF drying of planer wets: Vincent Lavoie of FPInnovations will walk us through trials of an inline process for re-drying planer mill wets without sacrificing kiln efficiency or lumber quality.
·      European efficiency: Join us as we are led through the process flow and technology decisions surrounding a recently rebuilt sawmill addressing high labour costs and quality demands.
·      Double duty optimizers: In this case study, Eric Michaud discusses how both capital costs and simplicity were best served by feeding the flow of both green and dressed lumber through a single trimmer optimizer and sort line.
·      Simple wood flow optimization: Modeling tools can be a great help in deciding which logs to send where, but they can also require specialized staff. Francis Charette describes a simple new modeling tool that can be used by most staff without a degree in linear programming.
·      Optimizing the kiln: Bob Pope walks us through mill case studies using counter-flow continuous kiln technology to reduce costs and enhance control.

OptiSaw 2015 takes place on December 2, 2015 in Montreal.

Space is limited so register now!








November 12, 2015
By Scott Jamieson

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