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.
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.
Rob Freres, president of Oregon-based Freres Engineered Wood, a manufacturer of lumber, veneer, plywood and mass timber, has thrown in his support for a lawsuit filed by the Oregon Trucking Assn. and three Oregon-based trucking companies against the state of Oregon for overcharging truckers under the weight-mile tax.
Austria-based Hasslacher group is acquiring a stake in Element5, a mass timber producer specializing in the design, manufacture and assembly of modern engineered timber buildings. Based near Toronto, Can., Element5 employs more than 100 and produces cross-laminated timber and glued laminated timber for the North American market.
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