Optimatic Automated Bench, the AB, is your ticket to higher productivity and improved saw performance.
Reducing target size is a great opportunity to increase fiber yield. One key to reducing target size is to reduce saw performance variability thru running properly benched saws (flat and evenly tensioned) on a well maintained mill.
Optimatic Automated Bench takes care of the "properly benched" part, all while improving Filing Room productivity. The AB simultaneously levels and tensions the saw, just as a man would. And it performs this task while measuring to .0004" across the entire area of the saw - length and width. Tension is uniformly replenished.
Back is consistently maintained. Level is dead flat. And most importantly, the saws' Tire Line is accurately established throughout the entire length of the saw - more so than even possible by hand.
The even, consistent tire line allows a well pointed saw to operate at higher feed rates and higher quality levels, because the tendency to follow grain swirls and log inconsistencies is reduced.