from Timber Supplement in NZ Logger March 2009
NZ Logger recently published an article highlighting the opportunity for structural sawmills to improve their earnings and product quality using the HITMAN LG640 automated log grader. Kent Gibbons has recently installed one of these new Hitman log graders in their Nelson Sawmill and has been making around 3% more structural out-turn as a result. On a throughput of only 5,000 m3/month this will have paid for the installation in 4 or 5 months. And this is only one of the benefits. Read the full article here or you can request a copy of the case study.