Logs can be heated / steamed with microwaves before they are peeled or cut into veneer. Microwaves can heat the logs in minutes with just fractions of energy normally used in traditional procedure. This means significant savings on production costs. Unlike water / steam/ hot air as the heating medium, microwaves enable continuous process which also saves personnel costs as well as enables industry 4.0.
It can be also used for:
preaheating of plywood boards before pressing
preheating wood for shaping purposes
modification of wood in order to gain better building materials.