BID Group Unveils Comact-Branded AI-Powered Linear Resaw Optimizer

by | Jan 17, 2024 | Industry News, Supplier Newsline

MIRABEL, Quebec, January 17, 2024 – BID Group, a pioneer in wood processing solutions, just announced a brand-new, groundbreaking innovation: the ResawExpert, a Comact-branded AI-powered linear resaw optimizer with vision. This revolutionary technology will take wood transformation to a whole new level of precision, efficiency, and performance. 

The Comact ResawExpert is a game-changer, especially in hardwood and specialty processing workflows that require resawing. Thanks to artificial intelligence, ResawExpert ensures every inch of raw material is utilized efficiently to maximize yield, significantly reduce waste, and generate superior products. 

The ResawExpert is the latest addition to BID’s renowned range of AI-powered optimizers already on the market that support sawmill operation in making better and faster decisions regarding grading, trimming, and edging. 

Key features of the Comact ResawExpert include: 

  • Independent optimization and grading of all four product faces 
  • Rotation validation scanner 
  • Optimization of clear wood cuttings, NHLA cutting grades, or custom grades 
  • Quick and easy installation on an existing line 

In addition, the ResawExpert can be installed without any disruptions to current operation. It can be activated immediately once tuning is completed. 

BID Group is currently implementing its first ResawExpert setup at Lauzon – Planchers de bois exclusifs, a major North American hardwood flooring producer in Quebec, Canada. 

“We are thrilled to introduce the Comact ResawExpert, a testament to BID’s commitment to driving innovation throughout the industry. This technology not only enhances the value of our customer’s products, but also contributes to sustainable practices by minimizing waste,” said Simon Potvin, President of Wood Processing at BID Group. 

This latest addition to BID’s portfolio underscores the company’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. 

About BID Group 

Since 1924, the privately-owned BID Group has been providing industry-leading solutions for its highly valued customers. As one of the largest integrated suppliers to the wood processing industry, and the North American leader in the field, BID Group is your one-stop source for guaranteed, comprehensive, and innovative solutions. The ability to provide complete, smart connected, turnkey manufacturing facilities that includes engineering, project management, equipment, software, installation, startup, and after sales parts and services is the BID Group companies’ strategic value to its customers. The company has offices in 17 locations situated to serve the predominant wood processing regions of North America. Learn more about BID at 

Press Contact 

Anne-Marie Levesque, Vice President, Business & Product Development 





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