Technology for delivering high quality graded softwood product – practical applications

Technology for delivering high quality graded softwood product – practical applications

The grading process employed for the production of most of Australia’s structural
pine products is based on mechanical stress grader designs that are at least 30
years old, and it demands visual grading to underpin grade decisions. The
production speeds, reliability and data handling capabilities of mechanical stress
graders have of course progressed significantly over this time, but it is the
author’s opinion that there are now alternative technologies that can deliver a
more effective grading regime overall.