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Industry 4.0 and IIoT Data Management

Technically speaking, Industry 4.0 is the optimization of technology to revolutionize manufacturing and industrial systems. In practice, that means Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing better, and production cheaper, by leveraging an improvement of smart process-improvement software. These smart software solutions are enabled through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIoT lets connected machines communicate.…

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Keeping Up With the Speed of Manufacturing

The demands on manufacturing are growing. As systems age, you’re faced with deciding where to focus your efforts to remain competitive in the marketplace. With all the factors that go into vetting upgrades, how do you choose where to invest? True pioneering in the manufacturing industry starts with data and application-adaptive software that allows enterprises…

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The Ultimate Guide to Lumber Moisture Control – Part 4: Sawmill

Part 4 of a 4-part series – As seen in the January/February issue of Timber Processing. Before reaching the kiln, the sawmill provides the first opportunity in lumber processing to recognize benefit from today’s advanced moisture sensing technologies. Designed to optimize lumber recovery factor, moisture systems are giving sawmills the necessary tools to quickly identify…

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The Ultimate Guide to Lumber Moisture Control – Part 3: Planer

Part 3 of a 4-part series – As seen in the December issue of Timber Processing. Once kiln-dried lumber reaches the planer, mills have one final opportunity to optimize board moisture before their product is sent to customers. Today, using advanced moisture-sensing technologies, mills can utilize their planer to improve overall productivity, enhance grade recovery…

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The Ultimate Guide to Lumber Moisture Control – Part 2: Kiln Drying

Part 2 of a 4-part series – As seen in the November issue of Timber Processing. Through all the phases of a lumber mill, controlling moisture is key to producing a quality end product. Ironically, despite being where moisture is altered the most, kilns are also often the most overlooked. West Fraser’s Thermal Energy Supervisor…

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The Ultimate Guide to Lumber Moisture Control – Part 1: Introduction

Part 1 of a 4-part series – As seen in the October issue of Timber Processing. There are hundreds of steps and machines mills use to produce quality lumber. It only takes one thing to unravel it all: moisture. Every phase of lumber manufacturing— the sawmill, kilns, and planer—runs more productively through accurate sensing and…

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Upgrade Sawmill Sorter with the Transverse Hybrid Sawmill System

Introduction Finna Sensors introduced its Transverse Hybrid Sawmill system in the winter of 2018. It is in use in multiple mills across North America to optimize the sorting process with moisture content and weight, to maximize grade recovery. The Sawmill Hybrid system combines the MCPRO1500 Non-Contact and the Densigrader: Dynamic Weight Sorter to offer accurate…

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Process and quality control for industrial painting lines

Introduction Finna Sensors™ has developed a solution to help industrial paint lines for a variety of applications including lumber, cladding, engineered wood, doors, windows and decorative moldings. It is an industry that has grown rapidly as builders seek pre-primed and pre-painted material for faster construction projects. As the industry has grown to meet this demand,…

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Moisture sensor key in starch production

Finna Sensors, through its acquisition of AquaMeasure and Moisture Register Products, has been working with starch producers for 30+ years, as the process requires careful control of moisture content. In particular, plants must monitor the moisture of starch in process silos as well as in de-watered cakes coming out of the centrifuges (before they go…

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Lumber strength grader certified at 260 lugs per minute

Finna Sensors is happy to report that its supplier, Dynalyse SE, has successfully developed and installed its next-generation Precigrader, a 260 lugs per minute (lpm) acoustic strength grading system, at a mass timber manufacturing facility in the United States. This particular application measures incoming lumber packs on the sort line, prior to the cross-laminated timber…

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