I remember many years ago visiting the Pacific Northwest to meet with the Head Sawfiler at a local sawmill. The first thing we saw when arriving at the mill site was an ambulance. Safety is a huge concern in sawmills and seeing an ambulance is obviously not a good sign. As we pulled up to the entrance of the …
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Stop Blaming the Lube: A Sawmill Case Study

POST DATE: May 24, 2016

AUTHOR Dean Maier

I had a very interesting discussion this past week with a customer about Lube Systems and how they’re always the first thing to be blamed for any breakdown. It seems that with any failure in a mill the easiest thing to blame is not having enough lube, but that isn’t always the case. Most systems have (or sho…
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The Best Solutions Look Like the Worst Without Buy In

POST DATE: April 25, 2016

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I was talking to a good friend of mine on the phone the other day. We were just chatting about past projects we had worked on together, and others that my friend had worked on. Our conversation was light and going really well until out of the blue, my friend made a remark that changed everything. “Do you kno…
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The Art of a Sawguide: How it Affects Your Bottom Line

POST DATE: April 06, 2016

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I love going to Europe. Visiting all the historic buildings, encountering timeless works of art… it’s such an inspiring place. I am particularly fascinated by what inspiration is behind many of these historical works of art.  It was usually some sort of event or hardship that captured the artist and prompted…
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The Scary Impact of Inaccurate Sawguides to Your Bottom Line

POST DATE: March 16, 2016

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

This subject has been on my mind for a long time, stemming from my interactions with new clients. They always wonder why they are experiencing sawing problems. After looking at the problem from a few different perspectives, they still couldn’t figure out what was causing their issues. They saw some or all of …
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