OptiSaw 2021 Virtual Summit
September 16, 2021 at
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closing the loop: Using IIOT and real-time control to increase mill profits
Speaker: Justin Williams, CEO, Williams & White Equipment
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) represents a massive opportunity for the sawmill, andspecifically, the filing room, to improve efficiencies and increase profits. Williams & White CEO Justin Williams will present on the applications for IIoT in the mill and share details on their newest product, SawSense, which offers real-time saw temperature feedback and control. This new and exciting technology allows sawmills to adjust guide lubrication as required, based on real-time saw blade temperature analysis. SawSense helps mills increase profits by improving efficiencies and reducing crashes and unscheduled saw changes.
Justin Williams, P.Eng., is the owner and CEO of Williams & White Equipment, a Canadian company based in Burnaby, B.C., specializing in the development and production of automated tool sharpening and grinding machinery and other high-tolerance components and machinery for the sawmill industry. Justin is a registered professional engineer holding a degree in electrical engineering with a minor in commerce. His passion for robotics and automation is a driving force in Williams & White’s product development achievements.
Justin Williams holds a number of patents to his name and has held a number of board positions, including with the Canadian Manufacturers and exporters association and Burnaby Association for Community inclusion.