Accession Number:

ADA106563

Title:

Investment Opportunity: A Scanning-Ultrasonics Cut Stock Manufacturing System.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Because of the great difference in values between cut stock items and their processing residues, economic methods of cut stock manufacture are highly dependent upon minimization of sound-wood waste from cutting operations. For this reason, research was conducted at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory which developed ultrasonic methods for high speed identification of wood defects and processing control for optimizing clear wood product yield. Problems of applying such technology to commercial practice, however, remain to be solved. Economic analysis indicates that processing costs for such systems could be completely recovered by as little as a 1.5 percent improvement in primary product recovery. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE