What is OptiSaw?
OptiSaw is a one-day education forum focused on the future of sawmilling. In just one day of sessions from industry-leading technology manufacturers and researchers, you will come away with solutions to boost your mill profits now.
OptiSaw will be taking place in Quebec City, with sessions offered in both French and English. Don’t miss out on this time-effective and affordable learning and networking opportunity for those driving the future of sawmilling operations. It’s your annual brief on what’s coming down the pipeline – from robotics to AI to big data and IoT – that can increase sawmill profitability today.
All About OptiSaw
Who should attend:
- Mill managers/owners
- Process engineers
- Continual improvement managers
- Optimization staff
- Design consultants
What you will learn:
- AI and robotics advancements in wood processing
- Recovery and value-added solutions from around the world
- Insights into scanning and optimization technology trials now underway
- Techniques for leveraging big data and IoT to optimize production
- Case studies of new technology and processes being implemented in mills today, hearing from those who made it happen
- Mill safety advancements and best practices
- Continuous improvement strategies for getting the most out of existing equipment
- PLUS: Opportunities to network with colleagues and a select group of sponsor technology providers.
Register to Attend
Get ready to discover new technologies and solutions
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded.
|8:30am - 9:00am||
|9:00am - 9:45am||
Sawmill of future: What does it look like?Speakers:
|9:45am - 10:30am||
Smart eyes: reinforcing scanners with AISpeaker: Jyri Smagin - Chief Sales Officer, Finnos Oy
Finnos Oy’s Jyri Smagin will walk the audience through the sawmill, with its different scanners at various locations, and show how the latest technology enables the scanners to connect with each other via fingerprint technology. He will demonstrate how applying AI optimization to the whole raw material flow linked by fingerprint can increase fibre recovery and yield significantly.
|10:30am - 11:00am||
Networking Break, sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.
|11:00am – 11:30am||
Energy transition: Good for the environment and the bottom lineSpeaker: Martin Tremblay, owner and head of business development, Idea Contrôle
Experts agree, the energy transition in the industrial sector must be achieved by 2050. Incentives are available to initiate the transition, offered by energy suppliers or by the various levels of government, but where can one start a project? IDÉA Contrôle, an internationally recognized energy management equipment manufacturer, will share their efficient and effective tools to simplify the energy transition, which can reduce your mill’s emissions and costs.
|11:30am – 12:00pm||
Visualizing the invisible: How to increase productivity with Big Data and IoT technologiesSpeaker: Tim Melburn, Asset Performance Engineer, Arrow Speed Controls
Optimizing machine productivity and maintaining a competitive edge can become increasingly difficult in a global economy. Big Data and IoT technologies offer a wide variety of potential improvements from production efficiency to predicting machine failures to managing employees. Have you ever wondered how to get the most out of your equipment while ensuring they run at optimal performance? Having the right KPIs and a solid preventative maintenance plan will provide incredible cost savings.
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||
Lunch, sponsored by Wellons Canada
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||
Case study: Functional safeguarding of a planer systemSpeaker: Ian Rood, principal, UBSafe, Inc.
UBSafe performed a functional safety system upgrade to a Stetson Ross planer at Conifex Fort St. James, B.C., facility. To utilize the safeguarding system for minor servicing tasks, such as clearing jams, the WorkSafeBC approval process under regulation 10.10 for control system isolation device (CSID) use as an alternative control measure to lockout was triggered. UBSafe principal Ian Rood will share the results of the project – a safe, compliant, efficient system that was measured to reduce jam clearing-related downtime by 50 per cent.
|1:45pm - 2:15pm||
Sawmill simulation with OptiTekSpeaker: Mohammed Khachan, senior researcher, FPInnovations
Optitek II is a sawmill simulation software platform that allows stakeholders in the sawmill ecosystem to validate, analyze, and measure the impact on key performance indicators of new technologies and processes. Mohammed Khachan will provide an overview of the new software platform including drying simulation, planing simulation, profit evaluation, and flow analysis. A second part will be dedicated to the introduction of AI into the simulation process and its interest in estimating the value of stems supply from the forest to the mill.
|2:15pm - 2:45pm||
Cut on Demand: Predict and Optimize your Value ChainSpeaker: Patrick Freeman, chief technology officer, MiCROTEC
Maximize your mill's efficiency with unique CT technology and the MiCROTEC AI platform. Utilizing these tools, along with the innovative SMART Link solution, you'll be able to streamline and optimize each stage of your value chain to drive maximum value. MiCROTEC CTO Patrick Freeman will help you discover the power of prediction and optimization with MiCROTEC.
Case study: Installation of EchoStop system at Clermond Hamel sawmillPresenter: Pierre Gilbert, founder, Secovac
Secovac installed the EchoStop system, its latest technological breakthrough in the field of drying control, at Clermond Hamel’s sawmill in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce, Que.
Secovac founder Pierre Gilbert will share the results of the project and how the EchoStop system, which has been designed to measure wood moisture without contact for continuous kilns, has optimized the sawmill’s operations, eliminated the down grade caused by overdrying, increased production and reduced the energy required by fbm.
HÔTEL LE CONCORDE & GROUPE RESTOS PLAISIRS
1225 Cours du Général-de Montcalm,
Québec QC (QC)
Reserve by phone for our special rate of $159 + TAX: 418-647-2222 or 1-800-463-5256.
Please mention ‘OPTISAW’ or Folio #971 905.