Edmond Lim, P.Eng.

Time to Make Time for a Feed The Beast Plant Tour!

Edmond Lim, P.Eng.

We’ve reached July and BCMC in Milwaukee, WI is only three months away. Whether you’re planning on traveling to Milwaukee or not, I highly recommend that you take the time to make time to attend our upcoming Feed the Beast truss plant tour! [For all photos, See PDF or View in Full...

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July 2024
Issue #16300
Page 42
Wendy Boyd

Design, Innovation, and Software Combine for Perfectly Sheathed Walls

Wendy Boyd

We take pride in actively working with industry and our customers to ensure the machinery and equipment we manufacture is fit for purpose, effective, and continuously improving. One such example of this is in wall sheathing. While machinery for sheathing wall panels has been around for a number...

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June 2024
Issue #16299
Page 17
Cullen Ellis

How the Spida Wall Panel Line Capitalizes on Efficiency

Cullen Ellis

As all prefabricated wall panel manufacturers know, you are always trying to predict the amount of wall panels required for your business daily. You need to know what their true cost is and when they will be delivered to your customer, and all of this needs to happen efficiently and on time....

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 17
Edmond Lim, P.Eng.

An Extreme Plant Makeover in Pictures

Edmond Lim, P.Eng.

“Are you crazy? We are not going to move our saw! We cannot afford to shut down for weeks to turn things upside down.” Those are words I’ve heard more than once, but it turns out I am not crazy. Saws can be moved and the process improvement can be accomplished in days and not...

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 46
Valerie Hansen

Using AI to Find the Sweet Spot for Automation and Optimization

Valerie Hansen

Today, as an industry, we build faster, cut faster, design faster – thanks to technology and the automation it enables. The offsite construction industry is built on smarter design, more efficient fabrication. Whether in the office or on your plant floor, automation is very much a part of...

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May 2024
Issue #16298
Page 69
Wendy Boyd

UL Certified Machinery By Spida

Wendy Boyd

Over the last few weeks and into the next few months, we’re busy outfitting a new Truss, Frame, and Floor Manufacturing site with Spida machinery. All of our installations with customers are something special, and they are all unique with their own set of requirements to make the install...

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April 2024
Issue #16297
Page 17
Edmond Lim, P.Eng.

Batch Cutting vs. Cut By Truss

Edmond Lim, P.Eng.

What weighs more, a pound of muscle or a pound of fat? In truss jargon, the question would be: What produces more trusses, 200 pieces of batch cutting or 200 pieces of cut-by-truss cutting? The answer, of course, is that both cutting methods produce the same number of trusses. So what’s...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 44
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: Removing the Achilles Heel of Jigging

Joe Kannapell

Until recently, vertical members have been the bane of all jigging systems, whether they occur on the perimeter or the interior of trusses. And they are found more than ever on apartment and residential designs. Handling these members without human intervention has been the Achilles heel of...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 146
Joe Kannapell

Floor Truss Technology, Part IX: Floor Finale

Joe Kannapell

To complete this floor series, it’s worth examining how we’re doing against I-joists. [For all graphs and images, See PDF or View in Full Issue.] Mixed Signals: Many CMs think trusses are slowly making gains, and this is backed up by the brisk sales of floor machines. However,...

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February 2024
Issue #16295
Page 10
Wendy Boyd

Reaping the Benefits of the Spida Wall Line System

Wendy Boyd

Over 7 years ago, we introduced the first of our new generation Spida Wall Extruders to the market. Today, we have taken a massive step further and it just keeps getting better. Recently demonstrated at BCMC 2023, the Spida Raked Wall Extruder can do it all – and it is only one part of an...

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February 2024
Issue #16295
Page 17
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