Equipment
Oct. 11, 2018 – Forward looking thinking and the determination to be a leader in forest industry technology, has positioned Idaho Forest Group at the forefront of the North American sawmill industry. Over the past few years, the company has made significant investments in its Lewiston dimension lumber sawmill to boost quality and production numbers.
Oct. 9, 2018 – Autolog’s new Gen3 log optimizer features a scan density of 0.5-in. at 650 ft./min. Suitable for all types of optimized primary log breakdowns: log turner, log sorters, chipper canter, twin, quad, etc., it can replicate any curve sawing from a downstream machine.
Oct. 2, 2018 - The current generation of AI is a long way from science fiction. “We are not at HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Skynet from The Terminator, yet this is what we continue to imagine is not only possible but also available in our industry. This is simply not the case,” says Rory Armes, founder of Eight Solutions.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Canadian Forest Industries presents the latest scanner and optimizer technology on the market. 
Sept. 24, 2018 - With more options in more applications, USNR has a log infeed solution that’s right for you.
Sept. 18, 2018 - B.C.-based SiCam Systems has added machine intelligence to its quality control systems that automatically adjusts cutting tools to maintain quality and size in the sawmill.
Sept. 13, 2018 - Linden’s latest self cleaning double acting step feeders unscramble, singulate and feed logs one at a time using only one moving section activated by two haydraulic drives handling up to 50 logs per minute while clearing debris as it unscrambles and singulates logs.
Sept. 7, 2018 - With over 35 years of experience and facilities throughout North America, BID Group is the leading integrated supplier of turnkey solutions for equipment, technology, data analytics and service to the forest products industry. BID Group creates strategic value for its clients with fast response times, highly efficient execution and outstanding customer support. Our team is excited to demonstrate these new and innovative solutions at the 2018 TP&EE show:
Sept. 4, 2018 - From facial recognition to medical diagnostics to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is becoming a fixture in our everyday lives. But how does AI fit into your sawmill operation?
Aug. 30, 2018 - Saw Control Systems has announced a new hands-free sawing system. The sawyer heads the log towards the saw and the automatic control takes over. The sawyer is not required to have his hand on the joystick, but it is advisable to have it nearby. The entry speed is pre-set by depth-of-cut tables. As the log enters the cut, the saw control system adds speed to the carriage. If the least amount of snake occurs, the system reacts instantly by backing off the feed. As soon as the saw is stable again the feed returns to the established rate. 

The system was developed at Lampe & Malphrus Lumber Co. in Smithfield, N.C. They have had the basic joystick control on their hydraulic shotgun for 15 years. 

The saywer is still in control overall, the flick of the wrist drops auto feed controls out. It is also dropped out when he hits the auto return button on the control handle or manually reverses the carriage. 

The new control system is designed to help sawyers out-perform normal handle control.  

For more info see www.sawcontrol.com, search us on YouTube, or call the inventor Reid Smith at 208-691-1732.
Aug. 20, 2018 - Artificial intelligence, X-ray scanning, closed-loop technology, industry 4.0... Where can sawmillers learn about all these hot topics in just one day?
Aug. 20, 2018 - Canadian Forest Industries brings you the latest in advancements in game-changing sawmill software.
Aug. 15, 2018 - 3D laser scanning, also called geometric scanning, is the process used to measure the shape of logs or boards in a sawmill. It works by using a scan head to project beams of light onto the surface of the wood with a laser. A camera inside the scan head looks at the shape of the laser to generate plots of points along this surface.
July 27, 2018 - Eight Solutions Inc., a technology company offering Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for everyone, announced that a letter of intent has been signed with BID Group Technologies Ltd. to form a joint venture called Oper8.
July 25, 2018 - Neiman Enterprises has selected the Epicor LumberTrack system to seamlessly manage its business and prepare operations for future growth.
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