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COMPUTER DIRECTED HARDWOOD EDGING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6860
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6860
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Corley Manufacturing Co
Po Box 471 Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: COMPUTER DIRECTED HARDWOOD EDGING SYSTEM
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,991.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT CONVENTIONAL METHODS FOR EDGING HARDWOOD LUMBER PRODUCE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN THE OPTIMUM LUMBER YIELD ANDVALUE FROM THE WOOD PROCESSED. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROJECT TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A COMPUTERDIRECTED EDGING SYSTEM WHICH WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN LUMBER YIELD AND VALUE PRODUCED. THIS SYSTEM'S KEY FEATURES ARE THE COMBINING OF THE TRIM LENGTH DECISION WITH THE EDGE WIDTH DECISION AND THE USE OF A COMPUTERIZED SAW SETTING DEVICE TO SET IN WIDTH INCREMENTS CORRESPONDING TO THE PRODUCTION OF MEASURED BOARD FOOT VALUES. THE FIRST TASK OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS A PRELIMINARY THEORETICAL TEST AT AN OPERATING HARDWOOD SAWMILL. THE NEXT STEP IS THE ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND CONSTRUCTION OF A TEST SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE INSTALLED ON AN EXISTING EDGER AT THE CORLEY MFG. CO. PLANT FOR MORE EXTENSIVE NON-PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT TESTING. AFTER THIS TASK IS COMPLETED AND EVALUATED, THE TEST SYSTEM WILL BE INSTALLED IN A MODERN HARDWOOD SAWMILL FOR EVALUATION IN AN ACTUAL PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr andrew j corley

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Corley Manufacturing Co
Po Box 471 Chattanooga, TN 37401

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No