BID Group Unveils ResawExpert, an AI-Powered Linear Resaw Optimizer


BID Group, a pioneer in wood processing solutions, has unveiled its ResawExpert, a Comact-branded AI-powered linear resaw optimizer with vision, to take wood transformation to a new level of precision, efficiency, and performance.

The Comact ResawExpert is a game-changer, especially in specialty processing workflows that require resawing. With the help of AI, ResawExpert ensures every inch of raw material is used efficiently to maximize yield, reduce waste, and generate superior products.

This is the latest addition to BID’s range of AI-powered optimizers that support sawmill operators in making better and faster decisions regarding grading, trimming, and edging.

Key features include:

  • Independent optimization and grading of all four product faces
  • Rotation validation scanner
  • Optimization of clear wood cuttings, NHLA cutting grades, or custom grades
  • Quick and easy installation on an existing line

The ResawExpert can be installed without disrupting current operation and can be activated immediately once tuning is completed.

BID Group is implementing its first ResawExpert setup at Lauzon Planchers de bois exclusifs, a hardwood flooring producer in Quebec, Canada.

We are thrilled to introduce the Comact ResawExpert, a testament to BID’s commitment to driving innovation throughout the industry, said Simon Potvin, president of wood processing at BID Group, an associate member of the Southern Forest Products Association. This technology not only enhances the value of our customer’s products, but also contributes to sustainable practices by minimizing waste.