The Board Edger Optimizer scans and evaluates a flitch for an optimal board solution that is passed to an edger machine.
The board edger optimizer gathers 3D scan data from the scanners. The optimizer supports lineal, transverse, and snapshot scanner orientations. The optimizer uses the scan data to create a 3D model of the flitch. The optimizer searches for the best solution within the scanned flitch, while conforming to wane limiting and dollar-price parameters set by the customer. This means that the optimizer evaluates the characteristics of individual pieces, trading off between maximizing the volume of the board(s) which will allow more wane as compared to a higher value with lower wane.
The optimizer supports a wide variety of edger configurations, such as multiple saw edgers, lineal scan edgers with wiggle boxes, and edgers with top heads. The optimizer is customized to account for each sawmill’s product mix and mill configuration.
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The optimizer offers both hardwood and softwood edger solutions.
Visually shows the user the piece that was scanned and the solution that has been computed. The table included with solutions for each scanned piece, allowing the operator to review current and recent solutions.
We save the recent scanned pieces in the history for your review to be able to evaluate your system performance.
The Optimizer software runs on a standard Desktop PC on a Standard Windows Operating System and is fully customized to each sawmill application:
Robert has optimized quite a bit of systems for our mill. In 2010, Robert did our 2” scanner. That was a transverse geometric scanner and it did very good for us. Robert has always been responsive anytime we call him during hours or after hours. Cecil Company optimized all three of our edgers at the mill: two 4” gang edgers and one 2” board edger. I worked with Robert very closely through the years with edger issues. The installation of the new board edger went very well. We are currently getting ready to start on another project with Robert. I’ve been working with Robert for the past 11 years now.
When it comes to scanning, we’re looking for our vendors to help us to make sure the project comes off on time, so the mill starts when it’s supposed to. We get what we were guaranteed from the equipment. That did happen when working with Robert. As we operate the machinery through the years, anytime anything is down for us, he makes time for us; gets us back on track.
We believe that with the scanners that we have run, there has been a good return on investment. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to startup sawmill equipment to work with Robert.