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Early EOI to present – WoodTECH 2020

In Event, Issue20by FIEALeave a Comment

The very successful WoodTECH 2019 series has just been completed. With the focus on green-mill or sawmilling operations, around 350 delegates from local mills and technology providers from around the globe, were involved in the technology series that wound up in Melbourne, Australia on 18 September. Details from the event can be found on www.woodtech.events/wt19. From discussions with mills and …

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WoodTECH 2019 Summary

In Event, Issue19by FIEALeave a Comment

Once again, WoodTECH 2019 has provided a stand out update for sawmilling companies and equipment and technology providers. Close to 350 delegates from the local industry attended the series that ran in both New Zealand and Australia. The turnout and feedback from local mills have been outstanding. Suppliers of saws and sawmilling technologies presenting and exhibiting (leading companies from Sweden, Germany, the …

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Record turnout of sawmill tech providers

In Event, Issue18by FIEALeave a Comment

September 2019 will again see one of the largest gatherings yet seen in this region of wood scanning, sawing, saw and mill maintenance technology specialists, innovators and leading practitioners. The two-day independent programme, WoodTECH 2019, will be providing New Zealand and Australian sawmills with a unique opportunity to learn about the very latest in technologies and operating practices from around …

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WPMA Regional Meeting links with WoodTECH 2019

In Event, Issue18by FIEALeave a Comment

Most major sawmilling companies from around New Zealand will be coming into Rotorua for the two-yearly technology and equipment event, WoodTECH 2019. It runs on 11-12 September. To build on the number of wood processors that will be in town on Tuesday 10 September, the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) will also be running a Bay of Plenty Regional …

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Q.C. opportunities for the entire mill

In Event, Issue17by FIEALeave a Comment

In a previous update on the upcoming sawmilling series ( WoodTECH 2019) running in September, we outlined a series of practical workshops being set up for sawmill production and operational staff which have been integrated into the two-day conference and exhibition. Workshops on primary breakdown and machine alignment and maintenance techniques to improve machine reliability, real-time quality control, condition monitoring, …

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Sawmilling global tech series, September 2019

In Event, Issue14, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Mark the dates into your diary – if you’re a sawmiller. Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) achieved a record turnout of sawmilling companies. They were drawn from throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over 400 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in the region in addition …

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The robots are coming!

In Event, Issue08, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Robots are likely to have a bigger role in timber processing as they take over work that is dirty, dangerous or difficult. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key message of Troy Krogh, regional director of Scott Automation & Robotics, to the WoodTech conference in Melbourne last week. The conference is held annually by the Forest Industry Engineering …

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WoodTECH 2018 Event Summary

In Event, Issue08, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Another Record Turnout After an absence of over eight years, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) this year focused on innovations and new technologies around dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations. The previous two WoodTECH events, 2017 and 2015, both concentrated on green-mill and sawing technologies. Once again the WoodTECH series attracted strong numbers, with over 350 delegates attending the New …

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WoodTECH 2018 Event Photos

In Event, Issue08, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

We had a great turnout for WoodTECH 2018. Once again the WoodTECH series attracted record numbers, with over 350 delegates attending the New Zealand and Australian events in 2018. Delegates ranged from wood processing & manufacturing site managers, Dry-mill & production managers & supervisors, Timber machining & moulding, Kiln drying operators and local & international equipment, product and service suppliers. …

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Multi-View X-ray technology on display at WoodTECH 2018

In Event, Issue06by FIEALeave a Comment

The development of X-ray scanners for the wood processing industry has been a key component of Microtec’s R&D and commercialization in recent years. The company, with installations in some of the largest wood processing operations in both New Zealand and Australia, is a global leader of scanning and optimization solutions in the sawmilling and wood processing industries. They will this …

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Upgrading and fine-tuning Wood Manufacturing plant

In Event, Issue06, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

The focus for the September WoodTECH 2018 series is on new technology – new and innovative tools, technologies and practices that can be used by local wood manufacturing and dry-mill operations to improve their operating efficiencies. A raft of new innovations will be presented by leading tech providers from around Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, Slovakia, Sweden, Italy and …

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Global technologies being showcased at WoodTECH 2018

In Event, Issue05, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Never has the local wood manufacturing industry seen such a turnout. Leading global technology providers will be travelling into this region in September. Why? To participate in the eagerly awaited WoodTECH 2018 series. “It’s been eight long years since those involved in wood manufacturing have had an independent technology update” says Brent Apthorp, FIEA Director. “Last year, we had a …

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Drymill Innovations – WoodTECH 2018 details out

In Event, Issue04, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

We’ve been busy working alongside many dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations locally, local and global tech providers and researchers over the last couple of months. Together, we’ve been designing the eagerly awaited WoodTECH 2018 series. It’s set to run firstly in Melbourne, Australia on 11-12 September and then again in Rotorua, New Zealand for wood producers on 18-19 September. “Last …

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WoodTECH 2018 – Early expressions of interest

In Event, Featured, Issue03, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

After an absence of over eight years, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will this year be focussing the WoodTECH 2018 event on innovations and new technologies around dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations. The previous two WoodTECH events, 2017 and 2015 have both concentrated on sawmill scanning, sawing and green-mill optimisation technologies. WoodTECH 2017 was a SELL OUT. The WoodTECH …

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WoodTECH 2018 – Focus on wood manufacturing tech

In Event, Issue02, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

After an absence of over eight years, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will this year be focussing the WoodTECH 2018 event on innovations and new technologies around dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations. The previous two WoodTECH events, 2017 and 2015 have both concentrated on sawmill scanning, sawing and green-mill optimisation technologies. WoodTECH is scheduled for 11-12 September 2018 in …

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WoodTECH 2017 Event Summary

In Eventby FIEALeave a Comment

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 was the largest gathering yet seen of sawmilling companies, saw-doctors and technology providers from around the globe in Australasia. The series run …

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WoodTECH 2017 Event Photos

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

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 2017. You can also read the full event summary here.  

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One week before WoodTECH 2017 early-bird ENDS

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Registrations continue to flow in for this region’s two-yearly sawmilling event, WoodTECH 2017. Sawmilling companies, mill production staff and saw-doctors have all been making full use of the discounted early-bird registration rates. These FINISH this Friday. Super discounts of over 60% off the standard registration rates for multiple registrations from one sawmilling site are also been taken full advantage of. …

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Record turnout of global sawmilling expertise planned

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Two years ago was pretty good. Over 350 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in this region in addition to leading technology providers from throughout Australasia, North America and Europe converged on Melbourne, Australia and Rotorua, New Zealand for the WoodTECH series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). A record turnout of sawmilling companies was achieved. This year, …

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Early Registration Bonus!

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

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% off the standard registration rate. This will enable multiple company and mill employees to benefit. Registrations can now be made …

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Global sawmill troubleshooters coming to Australasia

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

For the first time in Australia and New Zealand, a series of troubleshooting workshops have been designed to run as part of September’s WoodTECH 2017 series. They’ll be providing a unique insight into how sawmills can extract the best performance out of their saws, their machine centres and sawing operations”. Workshops of between 60-120 minutes are being given in both …

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Extra one-day conference added to NZ WoodTECH 2017

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

As an added bonus for those attending the WoodTECH 2017 conference in New Zealand, a one-day conference, Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber in Construction will be run on the day after the WoodTECH 2017 conference, on Thursday 28 September. It’s in Rotorua, it’s at the same venue and is likely to appeal to many of those in town attending the …

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Practical workshops set up for local sawmills in September

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

As outlined in a previous issue, the two-yearly sawmilling technology event, WoodTECH 2017 will again be running for sawmilling companies in both New Zealand and Australia in September this year. An integral part of the programme will be an insight into the very latest in wood scanning, sawmilling, and mill optimisation technologies from around the globe. “Again, it’s a who’s …

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Sawmilling global tech series running in September 2017

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) achieved a record turnout of sawmilling companies. They were drawn from throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over 350 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in the region in addition to leading technology providers from throughout Australasia, North America and Europe …

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Sawmilling tech series ready for September 2017

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

Two years ago – over two weeks – FIEA’s WoodTECH conference series achieved a record turnout of sawmilling companies drawn from throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over 350 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in the region in addition to leading technology providers from throughout Australasia, North America and Europe converged on Melbourne, Australia and Rotorua, New Zealand. Two years …

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WoodTECH 2017 programme is being developed

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEALeave a Comment

The WoodTECH technology series has provided a unique independent platform for Australasian companies to evaluate the very latest wood scanning, sawmilling equipment and mill maintenance tools from around the globe. What’s being planned for September 2017? WoodTECH 2017 (www.woodtech.events) is planned for 20-21 September in Melbourne, Australia and then again, on 26-27 September in Rotorua, New Zealand. Over two weeks …

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Post event summary 2015

In Event, WoodTECHby FIEA

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 from throughout Australasia, North America and Europe converged on Melbourne, Australia and again in Rotorua, New Zealand. To remain internationally competitive, local sawmills increasingly have been looking at tools …