Chris Scott

The Greatest Three Months of the Year

Chris Scott

October is right around the corner and that means cooler weather, Halloween, turning of the leaves, football, and the BCMC. As much as I would love to talk to you about all of these things, this article will stick to the most important and my favorite one….football. Okay, after a...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 14
Shelena & Ed Serrano

Sorry to Burst the Bubble!

Shelena and Ed Serrano

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a new, state of the art machine to add technology and automation to your factory processes. Concerns about safety, inefficiency, and your bottom line are now in the past. Your staff will be happier, work will be easier, and your customers will be...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 58
Sean Hubbard

Spida Acquires Square 1 Design

Sean Hubbard

The acquisition of Square 1 Design solidifies Spida Machinery’s position at the apex of machinery suppliers for the Building Components industry. Globally positioned to supply machinery around the world, our equipment profile includes options for all component manufacturers—from...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
Page 60
Ed Serrano

Linear Saw Optimization to Turn Costs into Benefits

Ed Serrano

Before buying a linear saw, several common questions will be asked. What is the price? Speed? Accuracy? Most potential customers enquire about support and on-going maintenance. Occasionally, the topic of spare parts and availability is broached, and sporadically someone may throw in a question...

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July 2019
Issue #11240
Page 66
Sean Hubbard

Upcut Saws

Sean Hubbard

Believe it or not, we have reached the end of our 12-part series of product comparisons! As I reflect on the past twelve months, I realize how engrossed in our own product offering I was and how unfamiliar I was with our competition. As challenging and time consuming as this project has been, it...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 15
Sean Hubbard

Automated Saws, Low End

Sean Hubbard

It was many months ago that I decided to conduct this 12-part series of product comparisons, and now we are in the final stretch! Last time, we compared Automated Saws, High End. This time, we’re taking a look at the lower end of the cost spectrum. When I refer to low end saws, I do so...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 14
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: (Another) Last Word on Southern Pine

Joe Kannapell

Despite our reservations about Southern Pine lumber, the timber industry is betting billions that we’ll buy it. Soon the output of SYP mills will race past other domestic species. Fortunately, technological improvements, both at the saw mill and in our component plants, aim to overcome our...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 109
Sean Hubbard

Automated Saws, High End

Sean Hubbard

We are deep into the 2018 Product Comparisons now. I decided to delay the next comparisons until after the BCMC to better detail the latest advancements in technology. Having covered roofs, floors, and most of walls, I have updated the schedule to address other essential equipment for your...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 17
Todd Drummond

Beware of One Size Fits All Solutions

Todd Drummond

I am often asked about what is the best one-size-size-fits-all equipment solution to fit all the component manufacturing needs. Of course, too many equipment vendors are more than willing to offer their version of a one-size-fits-all solution. Below are three examples of when one size does not...

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October 2018
Issue #10231
Page 33
Ed Serrano

Optimizing Chaos

Ed Serrano

Optimization… In general, most plants want to mix up the cutting list, while still controlling the order that the members cut by the saw. This allows some gains in waste/cost to be had by combining members but still allows the cut components to be stacked easily according to truss once...

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October 2018
Issue #10231
Page 42

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