Photocells and Scanner Products

Saatech Systems represent two Canadian companies, LMI Technologies and ScanMeg Inc. in Australia and New Zealand.

We have been supplying LMI Technologies sensors and scanners for over 20 years. We have first hand experience with the company's true-shape scanner heads as these were the units on which Saatech based our successful ProScan log sorting and revenue systems.

Although we have been supplying ScanMeg products for only 5 years, we have had sufficient experience particularly with their Area Photocells and various IR scanners to endorse their products in every respect.  ScanMeg sensors are specifically designed and developed for the sawmill industry.


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Over a relatively short period of time, ScanMeg has established itself as an innovator and reliable supplier of easy to use, state-of-the-art, non-contact measuring devices. Their product range includes a range laser devices which include single-point displacement measuring sensors, real-shape laser line scanners, and a unique range of very rugged high performance photocells and other infra-red "light curtain"scanners.With installations all over the world ScanMeg Inc. has become the preferred choice of equipment where affordable, rugged, precise, fast, simple and high-quality measurement are required.

For specific information click here: ScanMeg Inc


 

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Although LMI originally manufactured only laser sensors and scanners for the timber industry they are now leading suppliers of very specialised high performance laser sensors supplying to broad spectrum of high volume manufacturing industries, which include automotive, consumer and industrial electronics, medical research institutions, medical equipment, heavy equipment and industrial processes, etc. However, they continue maintain a very strong focus on lumber industry applications with a commitment to continued R&D delivering an expanding range of leading-edge technology sensors and scanners.

For specific information click here: LMI technologies


 

 

 

 

 

 

Saatech Products

Saatech have developed cutting pattern and sawmill analysis software, 3D laser scanning systems, and unique and innovative modular mechanical handling systems for sorting and stacking dry-sawn and planed timber.

We perform systems integration both in-house and in collaboration with another integration partner with extensive direct timber industry credential and experience.



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PowerSAW
is the standard tool for fast simulation and analysis of cutting patterns for sawmills. The software addresses the practical day-to-day need for the creation, editing, testing and analysis of cutting patterns in the green mill.

Click on PowerSAW to go directly to the Create Sawing Patterns page where you can request a 30-day trial of PowerSAW.


 
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SawCAM is powerful simulation software developed by Saatech. It permits greenmill operations to be modelled quickly, and for multiple actual simulation  runs to be performed extremely quickly. At this point, SawCAM is used only to perform simulations on a contract basis for customers.

For more specific information click on: Consulting and Technical


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The Saatech Module-Sorter system was the result of a two million dollar R&D programme over 5 years creating a technology developed specifically for sorting and stacking of planed timber. The Module-Sorter combines sorting and stacking into a single module. The modules are specially designed to make it possible to mechanically join to other identical modules to make a compact array of overlapping units to which planed timber may be sorted directly into finished packs.

For more information click on: Consulting and Technical
Please note that the Module-Sorter page is still under construction but will be posted in the near future.


 Saatech Consulting Services

We offer a contract service to generate sawmill simulations, and to provide a comprehensive technical consulting service in regard to any aspect of sawmill design and operation, including best practices, optimising equipment application and layout, mechanical handling, upgrade projects, new projects, and project management.

       For more information click on: Consulting and Technical