OptiSaw 2021 Virtual Summit
September 16, 2021 at
12:10 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Management advantage: tracking wood chip output to optimize productivity
Speaker: Patrick Browne, technical sales representative, Brunette Machinery
Demand for wood products is higher than ever, so it’s critical that sawmills boost their productivity and fibre utilization, including the production of wood chips. Patrick Browne will explain how the inclusion of the Optical Belt Scale technology in Brunette Machinery’s Chip Supply Systems can help provide a management advantage to the sawmill industry. The technology provides live data that a sawmill can use as a management tool for tracking wood chip output in both volume and weight, helping to optimize the productivity of the plant.
Patrick Browne has been involved in various aspects of the forestry industry for more than 50 years, from working with hydraulics and pneumatics to management positions in all areas of production, and manufacturing facility in sawmills in British Columbia. His expertise and knowledge of forestry machinery is well recognized in the industry and is invaluable in his position as technical sales representative in capital sales. Patrick holds various certifications and licenses including Dodge Reliance Gear Reducer Certification, Quantis License to build and repair, Transmission School of Engineering, Electric Motor and VFD Drive Course, Browning Power Transmission School of Engineering, Management Excellence Training Course., Site Survey course for Industrial Workplace, Hub City Gearing and Engineering Certificate, SKF Bearing Certificate, and Webster Portalloy Welded Steel Chain Certified Course Instructor.