OptiSaw is designed to offer sawmilling professionals a time-effective and affordable learning and networking opportunity to learn more about the future of optimization and automation in the industry. Keep checking back for updates.
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9:00am to 9:45am
Trimming out error: Keys to successful scanning on the trimmer sorter line
Trimmer scanning is usually the last place to catch and correct for defects. It is also one of the most demanding in terms of speed and accuracy requirements. Join Joey Nelson, the president and founder of JoeScan, to learn the keys to successful scanning on the trimmer sorter line:

● How different types of scanners impact the performance
● How the conveyance affects system performance and best practices
● How to evaluate the performance of a trimmer scanner and sustain good performance through routine calibration and maintenance

Speaker: Joey Nelson, President and Founder, JoeScan
9:45am to 10:30am
Kiln gains: Automating species separation
Autolog's R&D team has partnered with FPInnovations to market a new real-time automated system for identifying and separating wood species based on new technology using near infra-red spectroscopy. Research by FPInnovations has shown that it is possible to separate Canada's softwood species with a high success rate. Autolog will present the productivity gain in the kiln obtained by these methods for separating lumber.

Speaker: Francis Paquin, Autolog
10:30am to 11:00am
Networking Break
11:00am to 11:30am
iSawmill: Control your product output with artificial intelligence
From facial recognition to medical diagnostics to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives. Lucidyne is now using the newest form of this technology to train the GradeScan automated scanner/optimizer. The system learns to grade lumber like a human grader learns: by example. Join Lucidyne's Patrick Freeman for a discussion on how this technology can maximize your fibre and value recovery.

Speaker: Patrick Freeman, Lucidyne
11:30am to 12:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
1:00pm to 1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:00pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Networking Break
2:30pm to 3:00pm
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3:30pm to 4:30pm
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