Smartech to revolutionise wood panel manufacturing

Siempelkamp, a leading technology provider of machinery and equipment for the wood-based panels industry, has

signed a partnership with the pioneering Israeli hi-tech company, Smartech.

The agreement calls for a technology and commercial collaboration to bring breakthrough autonomous process control to engineered wood-based panel manufacturing plants.

The two parties will jointly offer the closed-loop Prod-IQ SmartPress solution for engineered wood panel presses. The software utilizes artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms and real-time data to directly increase press throughput and quality while lowering manufacturing costs.

The Prod-IQ SmartPress architecture aggregates real-time production parameters along with contextual input from various press operators, and then generates a new operational base-line for higher performance levels across the mill’s shifts.

Autonomous process decision-making has conventionally resided with the machinery operator; this now shifts autonomous decision-making to the plant itself.

Siempelkamp and Smartech have already validated the unprecedented capabilities of Prod-IQ SmartPress on a full-scale wood panel production line with a leading global engineered wood panels manufacturer.

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