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WoodTECH platform launched for Australasian wood producers

Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will be communicating much more regularly with sawmilling, wood manufacturing and timber preservation companies along with key suppliers to this part of the sector. Who is the new service aimed at? The plan at this stage is to include site managers, production and engineering staff, green-mill and dry-mill managers, saw-doctors, those ...

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8 December 2017

AKD Softwoods looks at CHH mills

Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) and Associated Kiln Driers (AKD) are in advanced negotiations regarding the potential purchase of the Yarram sawmill located at Yarram, Victoria and the Caboolture sawmill located at Caboolture, Queensl...

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22 November 2017

Juken to defend court action over J-Frame

Juken New Zealand will defend court action being taken against it by Red Stag Timber (see story this week) over its J-Frame product, saying the rival wood processor is trying to remove the growing competitive threat of laminate...

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31 October 2017

What Colour Is Your Saw Guide?

What colour is your saw guide? If it’s not grey, you have a problem. Learn about the consequences of using cosmetic saw guides instead of industrial grade saw guides from Vancouver CNC machine shop owner and public speaker Ud...

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31 October 2017

Drone scanning of timber stacks

At WoodTECH 2017 in Rotorua, TimberSmart joined Saito to showcase a new drone scanning technology that can be used in the mill or timber yard to collect packet data. The drone has the ability to travel up to the top stack and u...

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31 October 2017

Understanding lumber size control

As part of the recent WoodTECH 2017 series, Nick Barrett, President of SiCam Systems, Canada gave a 90-minute workshop to event delegates in both Australia and New Zealand. In the workshop Nick covered; establishing the importanc...

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31 October 2017

Hundegger expansion in Australasia

Hundegger Australasia Pty Ltd are the regional representatives for Hans Hundegger AG of Germany, leading manufacturers of up to 6-axis CNC machinery for the truss and frame, engineered timber and CLT panel processing industry. ...

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31 October 2017

Timberlink launches employment campaign

Timberlink’s growth and reinvestment has been significant over the past 5 years and the plans are for this to continue. With this strategic imperative of growth and sustainability, the company has recently launched a campaign...

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12 October 2017

Anyone use a wooden nail?

Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass produced commodity that contributed to the development of the American housing industry. But they are also a problem; they make it har...

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4 October 2017

WoodTECH 2017 Event Summary

It was certainly a full house – in both Australia and New Zealand. The WoodTECH 2017 technology series that focussed on sawmilling or green-mill operations drew in a record number of over 400 delegates in September 2017. It w...

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4 October 2017

WoodTECH 2017 Event Photos

We had a great turnout for WoodTECH 2017. This was the largest gathering yet seen of sawmilling companies, saw-doctors and technology providers from around the globe in Australasia. Click here to see event photos from WoodTECH...

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3 October 2017

Using the RIGHT Oil

Udo Jahn from Modern Engineering and Dean Maier from Industrial Autolube sit down to discuss using oils correctly. This is part of Udo’s Sawmill Education Series on YouTube. Source: YouTube

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12 September 2017

Saw & Babbitt Pads

Udo Jahn from Modern Engineering and Dean Maier from Industrial Autolube sit down to discuss using saw and badditt pads. This is part of Udo’s Sawmill Education Series on YouTube. Source: YouTube

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12 September 2017

3D Laser Profiling vs. 2D Machine Vision

Despite the proven advantages of 3D technology for inline quality inspection applications, many organizations still rely solely on 2D machine vision for their quality control processes. While useful in a select number of scenar...

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12 September 2017

Too Much Lubricant

Saw Lubrication – How much it can cost you if you’re using too much, and what the warning signs are. A discussion with sawmill maintenance experts Udo Jahn and Dean Maier. This is part of Udo’s Sawmill Education Series on YouTu...

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1 August 2017

Early Registration Bonus!

As well as a discounted early-bird registration rate, discounts are also being offered if you are a member of one of this region’s key industry associations. A special group rate has also been set up with discounts of over 60...

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30 September 2015

Post event summary 2015

Over two weeks in mid-September 2015, FIEA’s WoodTECH conference series achieved a record turnout of sawmillers from Australia and New Zealand. Over 350 delegates from sawmilling companies and leading technology providers fro...

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