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OptiSaw 2020 is going virtual!


September 10, 2020
By Ellen Cools
Ellen Cools

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Due to COVID-19, OptiSaw 2020 will no longer be taking place in-person in Quebec City. Instead, the event will be entirely online, featuring both live and on-demand sessions!

During the height of the pandemic this spring, sawmills across the country took downtime due to weak lumber markets. Now that the world has largely reopened, demand for lumber is high, but sawmills also face higher operating costs in order to keep their employees safe and healthy. This means it’s more important than ever to optimize operations and stay up-to-date on the latest technology.

That’s why Canadian Forest Industries and Opérations forestières have partnered with industry experts to present this time-effective and affordable learning opportunity for those driving the future of sawmilling operations. The live portion of the OptiSaw 2020 Virtual Summit will take place on Oct. 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST.  On-demand sessions will be available for registrants to watch at any time. In just a few short hours, attendees will come away with solutions to boost their mill profits now!

This year, registration is FREE, so don’t miss out!

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AI, snapshot scanning and more

Wondering what the future holds for sawmilling? Artificial intelligence (AI), snapshot scanning, capturing machine data in real time, proactive reliability and more are all on the agenda for the OptiSaw 2020 Virtual Summit.

The agenda is now online. Sessions will feature:

Sawmill 2020: Using AI and X-ray to map material flow

Snapshot scanning: Optimizing recovery and performance

Connected mill: Capturing machine data in real time

Proactive reliability: Making reliability a roadmap for mill maintenance

Smart sawsense: Bringing IIoT into the filing room with heat source monitoring

Demystifying the Dust Hazard Analysis

For more information on the agenda, speakers and to register, click here.

Thanks to our sponsors Andritz, B3 Systems, BID Group, and JoeScan for making this event possible!