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TP&EE announces 15 workshop presentations

Aug. 8, 2016 - Timber Processing & Energy Expo this fall will include a lumber manufacturing workshop with 15 presentations on topics such as saw filing, scanning and profiling.

“There’s a great range of topics in this workshop,” show director Rich Donnell said in a news release. “We’ll basically have two meeting rooms going on simultaneously with presentations during the morning and afternoon. You can’t beat what you’ll get for the cost.”

TP&EE, taking place this year Sept. 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore., is produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, LLC, an affiliate of Timber Processing and Panel World magazines. 

Lumber manufacturing workshop schedule:

Thursday, September 29

Room I

  • 9:30 a.m.—Automation in the Filing Room, Justin Williams, CEO, Williams and White
  • 10:00 a.m.—Automated Leveling and Tensioning for Saw Plate, Matt Tulleners, Territory Manager/Intermountain Region, Simonds International
  • 10:30 a.m.—Computerized Vibration Analysis of Circular Saw Tension, Jason Allen, V.P. of Sales, Burton Saw and Supply
  • 11:00 a.m.—Saw Guide Maintenance for Dummies, Mike West, Head Filer, Cascade Hardwood
  • Noon-1:25 p.m. TP&EE Exhibits, Lunch on Your Own

Room II

  • 9:30 a.m.—Use Scanning to Turn Your Edger into a Lean, Mean, Money-Making Machine, Joey Nelson, President, JoeScan
  • 10:00 a.m.—The Latest Profiling Technologies, Ron McGehee, R&D New Product Development, Bid Group
  • 10:30 a.m.—Latest Technologies at the Sawmill & Planer Mill, Yvan Rainville, Vice-President Sales & Marketing, Autolog
  • 11:00 a.m.—GradeScan-Built for the Future, Ellen Nelson, CFO, Ryan Shear, Software Engineer, Lucidyne Technologies
  • Noon-1:25 p.m. TP&EE Exhibits, Lunch on Your Own

Room I

  • 1:30 p.m.—Automatic Log Scaling and Processing, Norvin Laudon, Chief Technology Officer, Springer Microtec
  • 2:00 p.m.—Big Data and The Connected Mill, Rory Armes, CEO, Bill Harrison, Director of Production, Cumul8 Technologies
  • 2:30 p.m.—Innovative Ripsawing Technology, Scanning & Optimizing, Dr. Stefan Möhringer, Managing Director, Simon Möhringer Engineering GmbH
  • 3:00 p.m.—Pellets: How to Get More from Your Wood Chips and Sawdust, Forcus Martinez, Mechanical Engineer, Prodesa

Room II

  • 1:30 p.m.—Technological Advances in Hydraulics and Controls, Richard Vetter, Vice-President, AMS Solutions, Rodney Trail, Industry Sector Manager Wood & Paper, Bosch Rexroth Canada
  • 2:00 p.m.—Closed Loop Control with Second Derivative Gain Saves the Day, Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems
  • 2:30 p.m.—Equipment Safety Certification for Class II (Wood Dust) Environments, Vivek Prasad, Hazardous Locations Team Lead, Casey Trimble, Account Manager, Intertek

Cost of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop is $75, which includes access to any of the presentations, a three-day pass to the expo exhibits, and a beer and brat ticket for the expo Beer Garden.

TP&EE will feature more than 200 equipment and technology exhibitors and more than 60,000 square feet of exhibit space. The event caters to primary producers of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products.

To read more about the presentations and the expo, and to register, visit www.timberprocessingandenergyexpo.com 


August 8, 2016
By Maria Church
Maria Church

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