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Lignomat Offers Versatility and Customized Scheduling to Improve Drying Performance
Lignomatís freely programmable drying schedules can be time-based or moisture-content-based determined by moisture control (MC) probe or sample scale integration.
Date Posted: 7/1/2013
Lignomat has been in the dry kiln control and moisture meter business for over 35 years. Lignomat focuses on versatility and ease-of-use with its products, which assists kiln operators in effectively drying lumber. For example, Lignomat offers options, such as adjustable safety features and drying parameters
Lignomat’s freely programmable drying schedules can be time-based or moisture-content-based determined by moisture control (MC) probe or sample scale integration. In addition, the drying schedules are freely customizable. This includes warming through equalizing and conditioning schedules that are easily linked together providing seamless, easy-to-manage, fully automatic lumber drying.
Lignomat also manufactures control and monitoring systems for kilns and predryers. Standard features like steam priority and fan rate optimization improve energy management and reduce cost. Sample scales with popular manufacturers, such as Ohaus and Sartorius, are integrated into the software for performance-based moisture content drying schedules.
One standard feature is unique schedule editing, which enables you to make changes to a running schedule without affecting other kilns or the original schedule. This schedule can easily be saved and organized after its modification along with notes about the charge saved in the customizable charge histories. This allows the kiln operator to easily and efficiently tune schedules for decreased drying time and degrade. It is also valuable in instances where extreme conditions impact kiln behavior, such as cold winter weather. Unique schedule editing aids in the continuous effort to dry lumber more efficiently by allowing the kiln operator keep track of what works best and having it available for him to use in the future.
If you only need to monitor the conditions while drying your lumber, Lignomat offers wireless and wirebound monitor and data logging systems. Sensors are available for wood moisture, equilibrium moisture content, air temperature, core temperature and relative humidity.
Lignomat manufactures quality equipment, designed for the worldwide lumber industry to reduce drying times and energy consumption. All of the control systems, monitoring systems, inline moisture meters and handheld moisture meters are built in America and sold at competitive prices.
Whether you have or are looking into hardwood kilns, high temp kilns, solar kilns or vacuum kilns, Lignomat offers control and monitoring systems that are flexible enough to fit almost any application.
For more information, visit www.lignomat.com or call 503/257-3708.
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