Product Profiles – August 2003

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New products and services from leading industry suppliers.

Software Firm Signs Reseller Pact with USNR-Perceptron
Executive Manufacturing Technologies, makers of the Manufacturing Intelligence software VisualPlant, has signed a reseller agreement with USNR’s Perceptron’s division.
“USNR-Perceptron has an enviable customer base and the domain knowledge required to effectively address the issues in this vertical marketplace,” said EMT vice president John Dyck, “and we are confident that VisualPlant will be a huge success with USNR-Perceptron customers.”
VisualPlant is the visualization and analytical layer on top of the plant floor, providing true operational visibility and enabling fact-based decision making. The software integrates, visualizes, reports and generates user-defined key performance indicators on real-time, historical and calculated data collected from an entire plant and delivers it to plant managers in a Web browser.
For more information, contact USNR-Perceptron at (800) 289-8767 or visit the Web site at

AIM Attachments Offers Wishbone Clamp Forks
AIM Attachments offers wishbone clamp forks as part of its complete line of log forks and attachments. Features of the AIM wishbone clamp forks include vertical floating tines for ease of loading and unloading on tough terrain; the tines are adjustable to handle material of various widths. AIM wishbone clamp forms are fully forged and heat-treated with a true 3-to-1 safety factor.
AIM wishbone clamp forks also feature a low profile backframe for maximum visibility for logs and lumber, tapered clamp design for better log pile penetration, and double pivot construction. AIM wishbone clamp forks are available in sizes ranging from 72 inches wide to 120 inches. They can handle loads from 10,500 pounds to 80,000 pounds and are available for loaders of all sizes.
For more information, call AIM Attachments at (800) 803-3365 or visit the Web site at

Wood-Mizer Offers Cat Engines on 2 Mills; Sale Prices in Effect
Wood-Mizer Products now is offering Caterpillar diesel engines on two of its portable band sawmills. In addition, the company has reduced prices on the Cat engines from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. Wood-Mizer also is offering a $200 coupon to customers who buy a new sawmill before Sept. 30.
Wood-Mizer’s LT70 model portable sawmill is now available with either a Cat 62 hp turbo-charged engine or a Cat 51 hp engine, and the model LT40 Super Hydraulic may be purchased with the Cat 51 hp engine.
The Cat diesel engines will increase a mill’s productivity by 35%, according to Sven Christiansen, Wood-Mizer’s marketing manager. Customers can save $600 on the Cat 62 hp engine and $400 on the Cat 51 hp engine between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30. In addition, Wood-Mizer is offering a $200 coupon to customers who buy any sawmill (except the LT15) before Sept. 30; the coupon may be used toward select engine upgrades, mill options or accessories.
Wood-Mizer is a leading manufacturer of portable band sawmills and offers an extensive model line with a wide range of cutting and production capacities. The company recently reached a milestone of 31,000 sawmills sold worldwide in more than 110 countries.
For more information, contact Wood-Mizer at (800) 553-0182 or visit the Web site at

Timberjack Machine Converts Tops, Limbs into ‘Slash Logs’
The Timberjack 1490D Energy Wood Harvester compresses forest harvest residues (tops and limbs) into dense bundles that can be easily transported and stored for use as biomass fuel. The machine picks up tops and branches, compresses them, and wraps and cuts a ‘slash log.’ The bundling process is continuous, with no limit on
the length and type of the material bundled. Bundle length can be selected by the operator.
The Timberjack 1490 is equipped with a turbo-charged, inter-cooled John Deere diesel engine. The bundling process is controlled by an integrated Total Machine Control system. The hydrostatic-mechanical power transmission, also controlled by the TMC system, is the same as the Timberjack 1410 forwarder. The bundling system is already in active in use in Europe and has been introduced in North America.
For more information, contact Timberjack at (905) 639-9643 or visit the Web site at

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Iggesund Tools Supplies G-P, Grayson Lumber Mills
Iggesund Tools Inc., which manufactures knife systems, announced two new installations. Grayson Lumber in Marianna, Fla. upgraded its Comact DDM machine to Iggesund Tools chipping heads with the TurnKnife System. It is the first Comact DDM machine in the U.S. to be equipped with Iggesund’s new chipping heads.
Georgia-Pacific upgraded its mill in Bay Springs, Miss. with a new chipping head for the chip-n-saw. The new designed head enabled the mill to improve recovery from lower grade chip-n-saw logs.
For more information, contact Iggesund Tools at (800) 654-1479 or visit the Web site at

Fecon RT400 Crawler Performs Multiple Tasks
The Fecon RT400 crawler can perform multiple tasks in treating vegetation and processing soil. Applications include land clearing, forestry, operations, mechanical fuel treatment, prairie and wetland restoration, site preparation, and more. For example, when equipped with the Fecon Bull Hog® wood shredder, it can grind brush, branches, slash, standing and fallen trees, stumps and root balls.
Equipped with the Fecon Root Hog earth milling and reclaiming tools, it can mill roots, 12-inch stumps and soil up to 16 inches deep. Applications include site preparation, blending additives into the soil for surface remediation, stabilization or construction.
The RT400 also can be used with the Fecon Stump Grinder to reduce stumps to depths of about 20 inches for site development and land clearing projects. Fecon manufactures machinery and equipment to provide profitable solutions for recovery and re-use of wood and organic materials. It offers a full array of resource recovery equipment and systems, including horizontal grinders, Satellite Screens®, Rainbow Mulch Coloring Systems®, and others.
For more information, call (800) 528-3113, e-mail, or visit the Web site at