Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News.
Over 350 delegates attended last month’s WoodTECH 2019 technology series in New Zealand and Australia. Thanks for your support. One of the largest gatherings of sawmillers from across the region were treated to updates on the latest wood scanning, sawing, saw sharpening and mill maintenance technologies. We also ran a number of masterclasses from industry legends. A full summary and event photos can be found on the WoodTECH 2019 website.
In this month’s issue, we highlight an innovative online initiative from Hyne. They’ve created a virtual walkthrough and presentation of their Australian mills at Tumbarumba, NSW and Tuan in Queensland. It enables the wider community, in particular, younger students, to take a look at modern technology now being employed in our wood processing operations. This is well worth a look.
In other stories, we’ve included two great articles from Canadian Forest Industries; the impact of downtime in a planer mill and centralising saw-doctoring for mills. Both long-form articles are well worth the read and, I’m sure, will offer a good discussion topic at your next lunch break.
Finally, we would like to congratulate Brisbane based Kennedy’s Timbers. Last month they were named Queensland’s Small Employer of the Year. It’s a great story of a company turning around their business and investing more into creating the right culture within the operation.
Check out all the stories below. Enjoy this latest issue.
Stories this issue:
- WoodTECH 2019 Summary
- AutoBox with SICK navigation and safety sensors
- Hyne open up operations to wider community
- From toxic to award winning workplace
- First Muhlbock continuous kiln in North America
- The impact of downtime in a planer mill
- Centralising saw-doctoring for mills
- Britton Timbers to acquire Burnie veneer business
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