Development of the non-contact sideways and end-to-end sensors for quickly determining the moisture content of large quantities of wood being processed in lumber mills and secondary wood products operations.
Delmer develops a process to track season changes, compare kilns performances with specific wood species, and track the exact location of each stack of wood. This process innovation also tracked the amount of wood that came out too wet, with a need to be run through the kiln again, or too dry, causing it to warp, split and crack. The process helped to give mills the needed information to optimize the value of their lumber.
Invention of the Model 776 in-kiln moisture detector for accurate assessment of moisture levels during the kiln-drying process.