Lumber manufacturing machinery legend Ron McGehee will deliver one of the technical presentations as part of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop scheduled for Thursday, September 29, during the Timber Processing & Energy Expo. TP&EE will be held September 28-30 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore.

Timber Processing magazine will host the workshop the second day of the expo. Presentation proposals continue to filter in.

TP&EE is produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions, LLC, an affiliate of Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., which publishes Timber Processing magazine and is affiliated with Panel World magazine. This will be the third TP&EE.

McGehee is best known as a pioneer in the development of curve-sawing gangs, as his McGehee curve-sawing gang immediately dotted the lumber manufacturing landscape when it came out in the mid to late 1990s. He also produced an innovative saw lubrication system. He has been awarded more than two dozen patents for sawmill equipment inventions.

Most recently McGehee’s WaneShear Technologies sold to Bid Group, to become one of several machine company operations under Bid Group, including Comact.

WaneShear Technologies had recently introduced a profiling system, and McGehee will address “The Latest Profiling Technologies” and how they provide relief to the downstream edger and improve sawing operations overall.

Other subjects and their presenters in 10 Talks include:

— Use Scanning to Turn Your Edger into a Lean, Mean, Money-Making Machine, Joey Nelson, President, JoeScan

— Automatic Log Scaling and Processing, Norvin Laudon, CFO, Springer Microtec

— GradeScan-Built for the Future, Ellen Nelson, CFO, and Ryan Shear, Software Engineer, Lucidyne Technologies

— Innovative Ripsawing Technology, Scanning & Optimizing, Dr. Stefan Möhringer, Managing Director, Simon Möhringer Engineering GmbH

— Automated Leveling and Tensioning for Saw Plate, Matt Tulleners,
Territory Manager/Intermountain Region, Simonds International

— Computerized Vibration Analysis of Circular Saw Tension, Jason Allen, V.P. of Sales, Burton Saw and Supply

— Automation in the Filing Room, Justin Williams, CEO, Williams and White

— Technological Advances in Hydraulic and Controls, Richard Vetter, Vice-President, AMS Solutions, and Rodney Trail, Industry Sector Manager Wood & Paper, Bosch Rexroth Canada

— Closed Loop Control with Second Derivative Gain Saves the Day, Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems

Show Director Rich Donnell, who is also editor-in-chief of Hatton-Brown Publishers, comments, “Instead of focusing on only one area of a sawmill operation, we thought we’d mix it up a little bit this year. So many companies send several supervisory and technical personnel and it would be great if each of them could participate in the sessions.”

The cost of the Lumber Manufacturing Workshop is only $75 and includes an exhibit floor pass for the entire length of the event, as well as a beer and a brat ticket for the Beer Garden.

TP&EE will feature 190 equipment and technology exhibitors and 60,000 square feet of exhibit space. The event caters to primary producers of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products.

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