Who invented industrial chain? Was it Hans Renold, André Galle, Leonardo da Vinci or perhaps even Imhotep? We look back over the key innovations that laid the foundations for today’s lifting and transmission chain.
Modern sawmills are increasingly looking for ways to maximise the timber produced from each tree trunk, with many companies investing heavily in scanning equipment to improve the yield and quality of the timber.
Developments in wood harvesting methods mean that tree trunks can now be cut much closer to the base of a tree, with almost no stump (or butt) left in the ground.
But because the lowest part of the tree often expands in diameter, this can cause problems when it comes to processing.