With some impressive computer power, our optimizer scans each face of the timber boards. Locates any defects and evaluates them based on their position, determining the best way to remove them without sacrificing too much of the surrounding timber. All processed at a lighting speed (watching it can make your head spin, let alone trying to do any of the workings out).
The optimal cut positions are sent to the inline saw which runs at an equally impressive rate, creating shook (smaller blocks of timber to be used at the next stage of the process) which is kicked into relevant bins depending on its length and stored ready for finger jointing at the next process.
Our overall aim is to have zero waste, when looking at our timber recoveries to assist with this we also have a secondary horizontal saw which is used to further rip some pieces where a smaller width can be gained.
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