Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. First off, registrations are flowing in (with many mills sending through a good contingent from their production teams) for what’s going to be another bumper turnout at this year’s WoodTECH 2018 event. This year, after an absence of around eight years, the focus is on technologies, equipment and operating practices around dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations.
Record numbers of exhibitors and tech providers from around the globe are travelling into both Rotorua and Melbourne for the September event. Some of the key operations being covered as part of the tech series are wood scanning and board optimisation, finger-jointing, cross cutting and ripping, timber gluing and laminating, timber machining, kiln drying, timber finishing and material handling operations. Programme details and further information on the series can be found on the event website, www.woodtech.events.
In this month’s issue several stories are linked to equipment and technology that are being showcased in September. Included is a review of 3D wood scanning and some of the technology behind these scanning systems by LMI Technologies and a review of Microtec’s x-ray lumber scanner. Also included are more details on the recent announcements on the purchase of CHH’s NSW sawmilling business by AKD Softwoods and the Pederson Group by Sydney-based Linx Cargo Care Group.
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Stories this issue:
- Multi-View X-ray technology on display at WoodTECH 2018
- Capturing accurate color board scans for value recovery with area cameras
- Digital maintenance of facilities with Smartenance
- AKD to acquire CHH NSW sawmilling business
- Mill turning $1m loss into $500,000 profit
- Linx Cargo Care to buy Pedersen Group
- Upgrading and fine-tuning Wood Manufacturing plant
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