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Editor’s pickMeet the team behind SCM’s software and digital services

02-12-2019
SCM, digital service, IoT, innovation digital systems, software, SCM Maestro, technology

The woodworking industry may be undergoing an inevitable digital transformation, but it is a game that is still in its early stages. Many companies are still exploring the many possibilities of digitalisation. “But this is also an exciting stage to be at,” said Manuela Andreani, SCM software product manager, whose team takes care of …

13 communities in British Columbia are adopting mass timber technology

04-10-2019
British Columbia, mass timber technology, 12-storeys, StructureCraft, building code, wood buildings, Canada

Thirteen B.C. communities are adopting innovative mass timber technology for taller wood buildings this year. The communities include University of BC, City of North Vancouver, Township of Langley, Kelowna, Surrey, Richmond, Mission, Abbotsford and five more on Vancouver Island. They have all signed on to become early adopters to bring mass …

Robots thrive in the forest on jobs too boring for humans

16-05-2019
robotics, forestry, timber, technology, BillerudKorsnas, artificial intelligence

From watching pulp cook for hours on end and tracking parasite bugs on satellite photos to handling lengthy legal documents, Swedish forest companies are creating new jobs they would never ask a human to do. Packaging maker BillerudKorsnas has been an early adopter of artificial intelligence (AI) by using the technology to analyse thousands of …

Editor’s pickTechnology transforming the industry

02-11-2018
Technology, transforming, industry

Solving rural producers’ challenges and improving productivity through technology will be key themes at next year’s MobileTECH 2019. Now in its 7th year, MobileTECH will once again bring together the leaders, tech developers, industry corporates and early adopters to Rotoura, New Zealand. “While we have seen some great advances …

Stora Enso the first in the forest industry to utilise augmented reality and 5G technology in mill maintenance

25-09-2018
Stora Enso, augmented reality, 5G technology, mill maintenance

Stora Enso has been developing augmented reality (AR) and 5G technology solutions together with Telia. The utilisation of augmented reality was first tested at Stora Enso’s Oulu mill where real-time information is being used in mill maintenance.  The application of augmented reality and virtual models will in the future enable the more …

Ponsse expands factory

13-09-2018
Ponsse, factory, expansion, smart storage technology

The factory investment is the largest in Ponsse’s history, expanding the production facilities from 2,700 m2 to 4,000 m2. The investment means a leap forward in terms of production technology. The new factory uses new smart storage technology that enables a smooth flow of components to production lines. This has significantly increased …

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