we need sonics to segregate tree stems and logs to send them to the right mill to make the right product
initial forestry tool in the fibre-gen's HITMAN family
A story of technology and market collaboration.
With inFact's strong technology base and fibre-gen's ultimate access to the forestry sector, it was a natural partnership to form. inFact provided all of the technology management services to the business including specialised outsource design and manufacturing services.
inFact's investment in the business was based on the potential for the significant reduction in processing waste in the forestry sector that these tools enable – allowing logs to be processed according to their quality.
hand-held tool for log segregation
tool in use
hand-held tool in forest
hand-held tool in log
hand-held tool user
Carter Holt Harvey subsidiary fibre-gen approached inFact having already developed a proof of concept prototype product with Industrial Research Limited. The product required commercialisation and production ready for manufacture.
This tool was at proof-of-concept stage and demonstrated the science in the tool. inFact were responsible for designing the tool for manufacture and for the transfer to low volume sub-contract assembly.
The tool is designed for its environment. The rugged case is sealed for water ingress and is tough to withstand the loose cargo test in the back of a ute.
Up to 8% yield improvement and waste reduction is made possible in certain markets.
inFact was able to carry key brand messages into the range of fibre-gen instruments to create market confidence around a small start-up technology venture.