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Rough mill simulator version 3.0: an analysis tool for refining rough mill operationsAuthor(s): Edward Thomas; Joel Weiss
Source: Forest Products Journal 56(5):53-58
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionROMI-3 is a rough mill computer simulation package designed to be used by both rip-first and chop-first rough mill operators and researchers. ROMI-3 allows users to model and examine the complex relationships among cutting bill, lumber grade mix, processing options, and their impact on rough mill yield and efficiency. Integrated into the ROMI-3 software is a new least-cost grade mix solver that determines the most inexpensive grade mix to process with regard to both purchase and processing costs. In addition, ROMI-3 now has a new gang-ripsaw optimizer that determines the optimal fixed-blade saw spacing sequence based on the user's lumber width distribution, cutting bill, and processing configuration. For each simulation, ROMI-3 reports the amount of lumber and number of cutting operations required to complete processing of a cutting bill, as well as part tallies by lumber grade and overall.
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CitationThomas, Edward; Weiss, Joel. 2006. Rough mill simulator version 3.0: an analysis tool for refining rough mill operations. Forest Products Journal 56(5):53-58
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