Day and night
As each truck is unloaded, logs and stems join the first queue to remove bark. After going through the De-Barker, each length travels along a conveyor where it is measured and 3D scanned ready for the Log Merchandiser to decide its fate.
The Log Merchandiser
Down the line
Sections of timber shoot out of the log merch along a conveyor. On the way, every log is hit with an 'acoustic hammer' before being sorted into 'bins' and again being stacked in the Log Yard ready for the Green Mill.
Wear and tear
Thousands of tonnes of timber rattling along a conveyor belt 24 hours a day is perhaps the definition of 'unforgiving' and so Mondays are set aside as downtime, allowing maintenance crews a small window of time for safe access before the show goes on.