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Rip optimization systems
May 19, 2020 | 12:21 pm CDT

Mereen-Johnson offers rip optimizing systems for processing wood and composite materials. The largest rip optimization system, Rip Navigator Scout, is equipped with infeed chains, board dealers, and an optional board flipper, and offers seamless integration with most Mereen-Johnson fixed blade and select rip saws. The Rip Navigator Tracker provides increased production, better feeding accuracy, detailed production reporting, and improved lumber yield, in a compact package, the company says.  With NaviVision scanning, multiple color cameras scan for board width, length, location/size of defects, and crook. Wane detection and scanning both faces are available options. NaviVision can integrate with most existing Mereen-Johnson Scout, Group 7 DYDYD, and Barr-Mullin Rip Saw infeed systems.