Work to improve the drying process is constantly ongoing and is conducted not only out at sawmills, but also within academia. Last year Luleå University of Technology (LTU) launched a project using non-contact IR thermometers to measure the surface temperature of drying timber during simultaneous tomography and thus obtain direct indications of changes.
Valutec has won an order for a total of 17 timber kilns from north-eastern Russia’s largest sawmill, Sawmill 25 in Siberian Archangel, which is building an entirely new sawmill.
"We bought Valusim for our continuous kilns because it is important to know exact drying times for every product as we need to be able to plan our production process very precisely, especially to optimize our inventory and unloading. We also believe that it's an important tool to achieve higher quality,"