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Intelligent X-ray Detector from Epsimage Inspects Lumber
Epsimage Inc's new intelligent X-ray detector for inline lumber inspection is targeted at lumber grading and optimization applications. Adding significant value to the user by increasing sorting precision, the product is able to sustain inspection throughputs of more than 40 fps and may be used to detect the size and position of knots and other defects below the wood surface. Built-in intelligence and network connectivity features allow an easy upgrade path for existing vision-based equipment.
Epsimage Inc offers custom electronic imaging solutions for original equipment manufacturers, providing high performance electronics and real-time software design expertise.
Reader Service Card #270

Timberjack Expands Canadian Dealer Network
Timberjack, a John Deere company, has reorganized its Canadian dealer coverage with the appointment of Coast Tractor & Equipment Ltd in BC, Brandt Tractor Ltd in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Equipement Ontrac Quebec Inc and Equipements Sigma Inc in Quebec.
These new dealers, combined with Wajax and Hickman in other provinces, bring the total number of Timberjack dealer outlets to 45, covering Canada from coast to coast, with local dealer branches at key locations in every logging region.
Reader Service Card #271

KINECOR Launched as Component Name Brand
The Industrial Components Division of Wajax Ltd has unveiled a new corporate identity to become the single source vendor for bearings and power transmission equipment, hydraulic components and systems, process equipment and automation technologies. KINECOR is the collective name for the companies formerly known individually as National Bearings Inc, Spencer Teris Ltd (also known as Industrial Chrome in Prince George, BC), Wajax Motion Technologies and Wajax Process Technologies. Spencer Industries Inc (also known as Yellowstone Hydraulics in Billings, MT and Gillette, WY) will also join the KINECOR family.
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Tigercat Releases D Series Feller Buncher
The first of the new 720D series drive-to-tree feller bunchers features Tigercat's unique cross-flow cooling system that first appeared on the skidder line. The hydrostatically driven cooling fan system allows the operator to purge the heat exchangers without exiting the cab, resulting in less debris build-up. The positioning of the coolers improves cooling capacity compared to standard arrangements because cool air is blown directly over the coolers without obstruction, the company says. Engine options include the 174-hp Cummins 6BTA5.9 and the 185-hp John Deere 6068T. The single range transfer case remains, while a no-shift transmission enables the operator to achieve higher wheel speed in favourable conditions without losing tractive effort if the terrain becomes difficult.Other features include high visibility windows, a tight turning radius, stability and angled engine enclosure profile.
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McGehee Signs Product Development Deal
Sawmilling technology pioneer Ron McGehee has signed a multi-year contract with CAE Inc to continue with the company in the area of product development. McGehee, who developed the curve sawing gang with the CNC saw module, the RoboGuide System for linear edgers and the SL2000 small log processors, stayed on for three years as president of CAE McGehee after CAE purchased McGehee Equipment Company in 1998. Now integrated into CAE Inc Wood Products Group, the company is pleased it has been able to secure the talents of McGehee, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry.
Reader Service Card #274

Ranger Board Wins Environmental Award
The Ranger Board MDF plant in Whitecourt, Alberta received a Return on Environment (ROE) Partnership Award from BetzDearborn for improvements to its boiler feed water treatment program aimed at conserving water and energy and reducing emissions and waste, resulting in substantial savings to the mill. Raw water, chemical usage, softener regeneration frequency, regeneration waste and makeup demand were all reduced, allowing the plant to meet its steam requirements and maintain controllable waste water levels.
The ROE award is presented worldwide to a select group of industrial, commercial and institutional establishments whose strong working relationship with BetzDearborn has resulted in significant environmental, health and safety benefits, while reducing operating costs.
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Cat 525B Wheel Skidder Features New Powertrain
The 525B wheel skidder from Caterpillar replaces the 525 and features a powertrain that uses the latest technology for increased torque, pulling power and direct drive capability. A Cat 180-hp 3126 turbo-charged and after-cooled engine features individual unit injection for high torque rise and responsiveness, fuel economy, low emissions and durability. A large, heavy-duty torque converter with lock-up clutch is matched to the engine for outstanding rim pull and improved skidding performance. The 525B handles single-function, dual-function and swing boom arches with sorting or bunching grapples, while a cable arch equips it for skidding. Other features include a five-speed transmission, load sensing hydraulics and Auto-Grab to monitor tong pressure.
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