New moisture meter under development

timber fillerThe long-standing partnership between Scion and the innovative engineering firm, Falcon Engineering has given rise to a microwave-based moisture meter that can be included as an add-on to the A-grader or run as a stand-alone unit.

The prototype technology gives accurate moisture content readings on every piece of green lumber that passes through the mill. This information is useful for structuring loads into kilns so wood can be dried more uniformly, reducing over and under drying, and energy can be conserved using optimised drying schedules.