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The LX50START (Image: Wood-Mizer)Wood-Mizer has expanded their LX sawmill series with the compact and entry-level LX50START for manufacturers that mill logs occasionally in low volume.The LX50START sawmill is the second model from the LX50 range of compact and economical Wood-Mizer machines, which, along with the LX50CLASSIC, is suited for...
"When we can't find components in the market that meet our standards, we develop our own. We never compromise on quality." - Jan Sandok, Technical Director, Argos Solutions (Image: Argos)Argos Solutions has developed lighting solutions for their laminate flooring grading system to ensure that the detection of defects on...
Stora Enso supplies mass timber elements like LVL (Image: Tiina Nykänen/Stora Enso)Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood.Under the agreement, the two companies are committed to developing sustainable alternatives for wind turbine blades and creating a...
The new sawmill by Koskisen (Image: Koskisen)Koskisen has launched a new sawmill that is being built around the large-log SL250 model by HewSaw, which includes three machines: a chipper canter, cant saw and rip saw.According to Koskisen, the sawing line is 85.6m long in total, and will feature functions...
The hl 1 concept enables efficient cutting of parts at higher shift outputs (Image: IMA Schelling)IMA Schelling has developed the hl 1 cutting machine with a cutting performance of up to 6,000 parts per shift in batch-size-one.According to the company, a rip-cut saw for generating strips from the...
Argos Solutions, in collaboration with Kastamonu Entegre, have for the past six months developed and tested a grading system for laminate flooring, and launched it as an integrated part of the production line at the Kastamonu facility.Laminate floors have different grading and quality requirements than other surface materials, and...
Siempelkamp has released further details about their partnership with Smartech. According to the press release, both companies will jointly commercialise their artificial intelligence (AI)-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution for engineered wood panel presses.Autonomous process decision-making has conventionally resided with the machinery operator, but Prod-IQ · SmartPress aims to shift...
Dieffenbacher has reported that an modernisation project at Uniboard Canada's particleboard plant in the Quebec, Canadian city of Val-d’Or is the latest project to deploy Dieffenbacher's CEBRO smart plant concept.Uniboard is a North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, including raw particleboard, high- and medium-density fibreboard (HDF and MDF),...
Coohom has released its new Photo & Video Studio, a feature that helps e-commerce retailers present their products to the customers with decreased labour and material costs.For furniture and home decor companies as well as kitchen and bathroom brands, the Photo & Video Studio delivers a white-glove service, which...
Researchers from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a coating that prevents wood surfaces from catching fire.According to The Straits Times, the coating begins to foam up once it comes into contact with the fire, expanding to form a layer of insulation and protecting the wood underneath.About only...