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Linear Edger System - Alignment & Calibration

In a previous blog, we outlined the components of a linear edger system and their intended purpose. Now, we’ll take a look at the alignment and calibration of your linear edger.

To refresh, a linear edger operates under the basic principle that we can scan a piece of lumber while it is in one location and then ‘edge’ it when it reaches another, without handling it in between, by accurately predicting where it is going to be throughout the process.

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Linear Edger System - Maximizing Performance

McDonough's white paper on ‘Maximizing performance of Linear Edger Systems’, written by VP Operations Hugh Hawley over 10 years ago, has become an incredibly popular document for customers and competitors alike on how to achieve optimal linear edger performance. Today we will examine the components of a linear edger system and their overall contribution to the performance of your linear edger. In the next blog post, we will examine alignment and calibration.

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Dillon and Joe Chapman

Joe and Dillon Chapman

Joe (dad) and Dillon (son) Chapman both work in McDonough’s Canadian shop. The pair have a lot in common, a passion for the manufacturing industry, hunting and the outdoors, but working on the shop floor with your father/son can also have some challenges. One thing they always agree on, however, is their commitment to building the best machines possible.

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Double Aught: OptiFit Linear Edger System

McDonough Canada recently completed delivery of another OptiFit Linear Edger System to the Baillie Group’s Double Aught Lumber facility in Candor, NY, shipping the equipment in early January, 2021. This is the third OptiFit edger delivered to the Baillie Group in the last calendar year and is being delivered just weeks prior to their fourth OptiFit system, also heading to northern NY later this winter.

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