Wood Business

Virtual Event
OptiSaw 2020 Virtual Summit
October 14, 2020 at 11:00am EST

11:50am - 12:30pm
Short Infeeds, Big Results: A guide to short-coupled edger performance

Speaker: Joey Nelson, President, JoeScan
Pete de Leeuw, Sawmill Systems & Operations, Yield Strategies.

The modern short-coupled edger is a unique sawmill solution that requires an unusual scanning system. This talk will explore strategies and practical approaches to maximize throughput and recovery for lineal edgers with short infeeds.


Joey Nelson
Joey Nelson learned about the benefits and difficulties of sawmill optimization from an early age. After studying engineering at Washington State University, he founded JoeScan in 1999 with the goal of making scanning easier to use, more reliable, and more affordable. In the twenty years since, Joey has continued to raise the bar for 3D laser scanning in sawmills, introducing innovative new scanners with an industry-leading warranty. Today JoeScan scanners can be found in over 400 sawmills across six continents, and Joey is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on sawmill scanning.

Peter deLeeuw
Peter deLeeuw brought his computer science background to the sawmill industry almost forty years ago.  He lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest including a twenty year stint as partner and vice-president in charge of research and development at Inovec Inc. During that time, Inovec designed and developed optimization systems for the full range of sawmill machine centers, including pioneering work on short-coupled lineal edgers. He now lives in North Carolina, where he has worked as a consultant to the industry since 2007.