by fibre-gen

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fibre-gen | forest wood segregation
2015 NZ Innovation Award - Agri-business

inFact developed a ‘world first’ system for measuring wood stiffness at the point of harvest.


HITMAN PH330 has been recognized in NZ and internationally as a winner within the agri-business sector:


  • finalist 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

  • finalist 2015 CDC Innovation award at the Champion Canterbury Awards

  • finalist in 3 categories at the 2015 NZ Innovators Awards

  • winner 2015 Agri-business NZ Innovation Award

  • winner 2016 Green Good Design Award


Forest companies want  to automate every operation for safety and efficiency on the harvest site. 


The challenge to Fibre-gen was to extend the successful HITMAN hand tools technology platforms to create a processor head mounted system to measure wood stiffness at the point of harvest.


This would allow forestry operator to extract increased value from their assets in a streamline process.


inFact’s experienced engineers adapted the proven ST300 technology to stand up to the extremely harsh forestry environment. Custom hydraulic cylinders were developed to meet the tight physical constraints for a range of existing processor head models. Robust industrial strength designed for the extreme harsh forestry environment.  


  • Design of custom hydraulic cylinders to integrate with existing processor heads

  • Custom hardware for data acquisition

  • Extensive infield testing to validate reliability and real world environment.

  • Development of in-cab touch screen UI for system control and data analysis.

  • Algorithm optimisation


Successful trials around the world including, Western Australia and Oregon, USA.


The HITMAN PH330 has established itself as a proven technology and inFact are working with key stakeholders to bring this exciting technology into mass production.