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TigerStop introduces TigerRip 1000

TigerStop offers the new TigerRip 1000 Rip System, which performs material optimization and rip-saw automation functions within the budget of small-to medium-sized shops.

Through dynamic optimization of random-width lumber, TigerRip 1000 automates ripping and provides shops with unsurpassed material yield — from a lower grade of wood — vastly increasing performance efficiency and lowering material costs, according to the company.

It also has the ability to track cut-list progress and provide inkjet labeling on each strip. TigerRip 1000 was designed and built as a fully-integrated rip system that includes a material-handling solution and proprietary software technology.

“Large shops rely a great deal on highly sophisticated, automated saw systems to help them maximize yield, increase efficiency and ensure accuracy,” company founder and president Spencer Dick said. “With TigerRip 1000, we’ve now made that same level of technology, efficiency, and performance affordable for the small to medium-sized shop.”

The company says most small- to medium-sized shops rely on human saw operators, who, by their very nature, along with the capabilities of the operating systems currently available, are unable to truly maximize and optimize yield when ripping material or making additional or multiple rips. The typical shop usually rips FAS-grade material.

With TigerRip 1000, the entire process is automated by a computer-controlled system that is accurate, intuitive and easy to use. The only operation left up to the operator is feeding material into the system. A shop using TigerRip 1000 dramatically lowers its material costs by using No. 1 Common and getting the same — or even an increase — in yield when compared to shops using typical methods to rip FAS.

For information, visit and Booth Nos. 5074 and 5747 at IWF.

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