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Trimmer optimizer double duty?

November 6, 2015 - Tight capital budgets and space constraints can challenge optimization project ROIs. One sawmill took a different approach, asking its trimmer optimizer to upgrade the flow from both the sawmill and planer mill. As part of a recent upgrade, JD Irving’s mill in Ashland, Maine wanted to reduce capital costs, leading to a flow that processes both rough green and dry lumber on the same trimmer optimizer and sorter line.

For more details on this project, watch the case study presentation at OptiSaw 2015 in Montreal December 2, or read the feature in our July/August issue.

November 6, 2015  By  Andrew Snook

The Comact trimmer optimizer at JD Irving’s Ashland mill handles the flow of both rough and dressed lumber on one line.

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