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  • Rotronic - Humidity in Drying Lumber
    Wood is one of the oldest building materials on the planet. Before wood can be used as a construction material whether it be a structural support in a building or to manufacture furniture, it has to undergo treatment to gain the required properties defined by the application where the wood is used.
  • Accelerating Lumber Production with Machine Vision
    Finding the right imaging component was a key step for one New England-based company. Now, its automated sawing operations have completely transformed the way it does business.
  • Foaming Soy Adhesives Could Help Soybeans Bond With Lumber Industry
    Research associate Mila Hojilla-Evangelista prepares a sample of soy-based plywood adhesive to test its foaming ability. The glue is designed to be applied by foam extrusion. "Concerns about animal blood's limited supply and about health issues prompted our search for alternative protein extenders,
  • How to Cut Costs and Maximize Production with Servo Automation
    Inside Machines: Lumber machine manufacturer's moves to servo control yields increased precision, productivity.
  • How to Get High Grade Woodchip Fuel
    The amount of efficiency you can pull out of your woodchip fuel is directly related to your treatment of the trees you harvest, and the lumber you put through the chipper.
  • Industrial Automation Platform for Sawmills
    DTI is currently working with the North American leader in the design and manufacturing of sawmill technology and equipment for the lumber industry by providing a custom wallmount system powered by an Intel® Pentium® III processor based single board computer. The system was designed to operate
  • Cutting curves, not corners
    Modern curve saws cut more lumber from crooked logs, thanks to special software and advanced electrohydraulic drives. Head of Global Branch Strategies Curve saws can follow the outer contour of bowed logs, which yields more usable lumber than straight cuts. Feed speeds can exceed 500 fpm
  • Barcode Labels and Inkjet Code on Plywood
    A large producer of plywood and lumber products needed to comply with their retail customer's demand to place UPC-A barcodes on individual pieces of plywood. In addition, they wanted to print product type and grade on the side of each board to ensure the product identification was correctly stacked
  • Impact Loads and Drives
    must maintain commanded speed. 4. Either the drive decelerates to rest or steps 2 and 3 repeat. Example applications where this applies are industrial saws cutting either lumber or metal bars, drilling, grinding, stamping, and press feeding. What they all have in common is that they experience
  • Cryogenic Tool Conditioning Extends Useful Life
    -- treating parts at -300 F or colder -- benefits not only tool-and-die sets. It has quadrupled the life of lumber mills' log-chipper knives, let automakers' resistance-welding electrodes run six times longer, and improved metal guitar-string harmonics. Audiophiles who have returned to vintage
  • Reid Supply Company Celebrates 60 Years as Industrial Products Distributor
    and was mailed to 5,000 machine shops in the Midwest. Today, Reid Supply Company offers online and print catalogs featuring over 51,000 products, serving multiple markets including industrial, manufacturing, engineering design, automotive, chemical, marine, medical, food processing, lumber, woodworking

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