From our own Tad Cleve of Timber Products Technical Services – “Planer setup has become increasingly more important with the advent of grade optimization. What used to be unidentifiable to the human eye is now being subjected to a higher level of scrutiny through precise geometric analysis. This requires a higher level of understanding and overall control, than previously required”
Our Planer Operations Course is designed for all employees who play a role in managing dressed product quality as well as those who are responsible for controlling and monitoring machine setup.
Dates: April 16-18, 2024
Class Location: Timber Products - Conyers, GA facility, 1641 Sigman Road, Conyers GA 30012
Lodging Available: Each participant is responsible for securing their lodging. Here are some local options:
Registration Cost: $650 per attendee
General Itinerary: Lunch will be provided all 3 days of class
Monday: Guests can check in after 3:00pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm: We will start with a brief wood science introduction then break down a basic planer, explaining what each component is designed to do. We will spend the afternoon reviewing and identifying specific defects resulting from improper planer setup / alignment.
Wednesday 8am - 4pm: We will start with a recap on planer components and defect recognition and then transition into proper planer setup and alignment. In the afternoon we will demonstrate how to eliminate defects and abnormalities with an “IFTTT” session. At the end of day 2, each attendee should be able to identify all known planer defects and understand what mechanical changes are needed to eliminate the problem.
Thursday 8am - 1pm: We will teach the various control techniques and tools used to sustain product quality.