FPInnovations’ SawSense temperature sensor technology has been commercially available for a month and industry response has already been positive for licensing and manufacturing partner Williams & White Equipment.
The patented technology accurately measures the temperature of a saw when in the cut for both circular and band saws by using two contact temperature sensors. This provides real-time feedback of saw performance, enabling mills to monitor the effect of varying sawing parameters.
“Sawmills have long wanted to get real-time information out of their saw box and this product services that need,” says Brodie Shute, general manager at Williams & White Equipment. “The ability to use the data to inform decisions about feeds, oil and water levels, and saw deviation is invaluable to the end-user.”
The SawSense temperature sensors are not only in contact with the saw body but are also with the saw as it rotates. Thermal contact is constant, which allows reliable data to continuously be drawn from the saw box.
Photo: Williams & White Equipment
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