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2018 BC Saw Filers Convention

Nick Barrett with SiCam system presented on the value of measuring and tracking data at the sawmill and in the filing room. “It’s not always about buying a brand-new machine; we can do a lot more with what we have,” Barrett said. By measuring and tracking data, particularly long-term trend information, a mill can determine the value of new solutions, and the costs versus benefits.

SiCam has introduced closed-loop systems into mills, which allows them to make minor adjustments on the fly. The system can reduce machine downtime, but Barrett cautioned that operators still need to address alarms rather than rely entirely on the system to readjust.

See the full article in Canadian Forest Industries Magazine