BID Group has announced a brand-new innovation: The ResawExpert, a Comact-branded AI-powered linear resaw optimizer with vision, which will take wood transformation to a whole new level of precision, efficiency, and performance.
The Comact ResawExpert is a game-changer, especially in hardwood and specialty processing workflows that require resawing. Thanks to artificial intelligence, ResawExpert ensures every inch of raw material is utilized efficiently to maximize yield, significantly reduce waste, and generate superior products. The ResawExpert is the latest addition to BID’s renowned range of AI-powered optimizers already on the market that support sawmill operations in making better and faster decisions regarding grading, trimming, and edging.
Key features of the Comact ResawExpert include independent optimization and grading of all four product faces; a rotation validation scanner; and optimization of clear wood cuttings, NHLA cutting grades, or custom grades. In addition, the ResawExpert can be installed without any disruptions to current operation. It can be activated immediately once tuning is completed.
BID Group is currently implementing its first ResawExpert setup at Lauzon-Planchers de bois exclusifs, a major North American hardwood flooring producer in Quebec, Canada.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Comact ResawExpert, a testament to BID’s commitment to driving innovation throughout the industry. This technology not only enhances the value of our customer’s products but also contributes to sustainable practices by minimizing waste,” comments Simon Potvin, President of Wood Processing at BID Group.
Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor, Timber Processing January/February 2024
Some of the smartest men and women in the industry have graced the pages of this magazine—and have won the award of Timber Processing Person of the Year. They’ve all been incredibly worthy of this recognition for innovation, commitment and love of the industry they serve. Perhaps none have been quite as innovative as the introverted sawmiller from Georgia named Levi Anderson Pollard, V, whose name is on two of the patents that changed the way the sawmilling world manufactures and dries lumber (and on so many other patents as well).
Walter Jarck, whose career in the forest products industry spanned 65 years and ranged from logging machinery to engineered wood products, died January 3, surrounded by his children, in North Wilkesboro, NC. He was 92.
Carbotech Group has acquired Sawquip, a manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of sawmill equipment for the primary and secondary breakdown of logs into lumber. This acquisition allows Carbotech Group to add on a new field of expertise, providing customers with innovative new solutions for lumber production. Sawquip’s innovative products include log turners and optimized log infeeds, chipping canters, twin and quad circular saw modules, as well as optimized gangs for controlled shape sawing, among others.
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