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Timber Processing and Energy Expo 2012

Hatton-Brown has released its initial lineup of presentations for the workshop portion of the Timber Processing and Energy Expo, being held Oct. 17-19 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

The workshops will focus on several subject areas, including veneer lathes and dryers, sawmill scanning and optimization, wood dust issues and technologies, wood energy systems, and sawmill machinery alignment.
The current list of presentation topics and speakers:

Veneer Lathes and Dryers
•     Lathe Line Technologies, Implementation and Integration
•    Motion Control for Veneer Lathes
•     Dryer Tune-Ups: The Low Hanging Fruit
•     Advances in Veneer Dryer Optimization

Sawmill Scanning and Optimization
•     Bringing Grade to the Sawmill
•     Practical Carriage Scanning and Optimization
•     Log Scanning and Automated Grading Solutions
•     Building and Executing Your Optimization Strategy

Wood Dust Issues and Technologies
•     Combustible Dust: General Awareness and Safety
•     Controlling Fugitive Combustible Dust: What
    Wood Processors Need to Know

Wood Energy Systems
• Effective Pellet Moisture Sensing & Control

Sawmill Machinery Alignment
• Keeping Your Machining Centers Precisely Aligned

The workshops will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18. The registration fee is $75, and includes access to all presentations and a three-day pass to the show.

For more information about the workshops,
or to find out more details about the event, visit

August 13, 2012  By Canadian Forest Industries

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