Product Profiles – April 2009

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New products in the sawmilling and loggin industry.

HogZilla Offers New Dual Electric Grinder
C.W. Mill Equipment, which manufactures HogZilla grinders, has developed a new, dual electric powered grinder. It can be configured as either a tub grinder or a horizontal end-feed grinder and is larger and more advanced.
C.W. Mill Equipment specializes in heavy-duty, high-production grinders that are designed and constructed for cost-effective operations.
For more information on the new or other HogZilla grinders, call the company at its Kansas headquarters at (800) 743-3491 or visit the Web site at

Wagner Hosts Webinars On Lumber Drying Issues
Wagner Electronics will conduct a series of five ‘webinars’ on quality and efficiency in lumber drying operations, including one devoted to Wagner’s new Sweet Spot technology.
The Webinars, each 30 minutes long, will be held 12 p.m. PDT May 12 and 8 a.m. PDT May 13, 14, 19 and 20.
A webinar is a way of holding a conference or meeting via the Internet. Each participant sits at his own computer and is connected to the other participants via the internet. Participants can hear the conference speaker as well as view information on their computer Web browser software.
The Webinar topics, in order, will be:
1. You Don’t Cook Your Turkey and Cake in the Same Oven at the Same Time.
2. Back to Basics in Quality Control: What Does it Mean to Monitor Process Central Tendency and Variability for Non-Normal Moisture Data
3. ‘Sweet Spot’ Business Analytics for a Revolutionary Six-Sigma Statistical Process Control with Kiln-Drying Programs
4. Density Compensated Moisture Measurement for Improved Board Level Moisture Content Accuracy
5. From the Sawmill to the Planer Mill: What We Have Learned and Can Learn by Tying it All Together.
The webinars will be conducted by Dr. Gavin Wallace of the Geologic and Nuclear Sciences Institute of New Zealand, Dr. Michael Milota of Oregon State University, Tim Duncan of Wagner Electronics, and Catalin Ristea of the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Wallace will conduct the first webinar, and Ristea will present the second. Duncan will lead the third and fourth webinars, and Dr. Milota will conduct the final one.
For more information on the series or to register, call Ron Smith at (800) 944-7078, ext. 125, or visit
For more information on Wagner Electronics, visit

TigerSaw Automates, Speeds Cross-Cutting
TigerStop is a global leader in automatic stop-gauge and pusher systems. The company has installed more than 18,000 units worldwide in the past decade.
Its TigerSaw product line offers sophisticated saw systems for high productivity in material defecting and automated cutting in a turnkey package.
The TigerSaw is a fully automated cross-cutting saw system that offers high-speed laser defecting. Operators can quickly cut around defects without leaving a mark on the material.
The TigerSaw pushes material (with +/- 0.005-inch positioning repeatability), defects, optimizes, cuts, and labels material for fast, accurate parts. It is easy to install and maintain and is built for safe, durable, worry-free operation.
The TigerSaw features an oversized tool steel, case-hardened and ground saw arbor to provide a high degree of accuracy; it runs true, ensuring the saw and its collets have the least run out possible for smooth, repeatable and accurate cuts and longer saw blade life. The collets are precision machined to ensure the saw runs as true as possible, and the arm swings on a very large bearing, insuring virtually no play and minimum mechanical distortion. Pulleys and belts are specified to transfer all horsepower to the saw blade—not into vibration.
The TigerSaw is made with top-quality U.S. and European electrical components with UL and TUV certifications on electrical components and systems. Electronics are HALT tested to ensure reliability, and the machine comes with a limited 1-year warranty.
TigerStop has an assembly plant in Vancouver, Washington and another manufacturing plant in Wierden, Holland. The company’s distribution network spans six continents and products are supported in five languages.
For more information, call the company at (360) 254-0661 or visit the Web site at

Midwest Forest Industry Show June 26-27 in Mo.
The Midwest Forest Industry Show will be held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 26-27.
The biennial trade show will feature the largest exhibit of machinery for the pallet industry of any trade show in 2009. Besides pallet equipment, the show will feature exhibits and demonstrations of machinery for logging, sawmills and lumber remanufacturing.
This year’s Midwest Forest Industry Show also will feature a pre-show industry tour June 25. The all-day tour will include visits to three mills. Space is limited for the plant tour, which costs $50 (lunch included) and requires advance registration.
The trade show is sponsored by the Midwest Forest Products Association. It had been held in recent years in St. Charles, Missouri, but the association decided last year to return in 2009 to Cape Girardeau, where the trade show has a long history. Cape Girardeau is about 115 miles southeast of St. Louis in the southeast corner of Missouri.
For more information about the show or to register, call (573) 634-3252,
e-mail or visit

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Sawlex Expo Slated May 29-30 in W. Va.
The Sawlex sawmill and logging exposition will be held May 29-30 in Morgantown, W. Va.
The exposition will feature 15 acres of equipment exhibits and demonstrations, including machinery for logging, sawmills, pallets, biomass, trucking, and more.
This year’s Sawlex also will feature seminars and workshops, including a seminar titled, ‘Where Is the Pallet Industry Headed?’
The pallet industry seminar will be led by Dr. Ed Brindley. Ed is the publisher of Pallet Enterprise, TimberLine, Pallet Profile Weekly and the Recycle Record, and he has more than 30 years experience working with and serving the forest products industry. The topics of his seminar will include phytosanitary issues impacting pallets, fire regulations, pallet rental pools, litigation and more.
This year’s Sawlex also will feature the ‘Great Portable Sawmill Shootout’ and the ‘Great Firewood Processor Competition.’ These two contests will pit manufacturers of portable sawmill and firewood processing equipment against each other.
For more information about other seminars and workshops or registration, visit, or call (207) 799-1356.