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Lumber Mill Kiln Tag Solution
Lumber production is a complex process where green timber is sawn, dried and processed. The natural air-drying of lumber can be a long process, so often times lumber will be kiln-dried to expedite the process. The temperature of the kiln can get over 200°F.
To keep track of bundles of lumber, tags are stapled onto a pack at a Green end Stacker. The packs are then loaded into the kilns where the temperature can get over 200°. The tagged lumber will be in these temperatures for a minimum of 12 hours and up to 36 hours depending on the kiln that it's in and the product dimension. Once the lumber is dried, it's taken to the Planer to be dressed into a finished product, where the tag will be taken off and counted by an inventory management system.