Consoritum meeting in Warsaw

The Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) is hosting our third consoritum meeting from 14-16. March 2018. We are looking forward to progress on sustainability and efficiency in forestry using data and technolgy! Videos of our field trip coming soon!

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Data from Canada for the Efficiency Portal

FPInnovation’s Jean Plamondon has recently installed and is testing the first data transfer green box (FeltBoks) on a Tigercat  855HC running a Logmax 7000 XT head in Quebec.  The data,  which is collected via an android app running on the operator’s device,  feeds into the TECH4EFFECT Efficiency Portal and will allow the contractor to not only store or analyse his own data,  but compare it with others operating in similar conditions.  FPInnovations bring considerable technical know-how and years of experience with their own FPSuite products (http://fpsuite.ca/) to TECH4EFFECT.

Field trials: Cable-assisted timber harvesting on steep terrain

In cable-assisted timber harvesting forces on the cable are enormous. But how strong exactly are they?

As part of TECH4EFFECT WP3 , Markus Engel and Andreas Mayerhofer (ÖBf – Austrian Federal Forests ) and Thomas Holzfeind from BOKU carried out investigations on winch assisted harvesting machines in the ÖBf forest district Flachau (Austria). They recorded the inclination of the machine during operation on steep terrain using a tilt sensor installed on the winch assisted Valmet 840TX forwarder. At the same time, the tensile forces in the cable were measured with a load shackle. In addition, all activities of the machine were recorded by an action camera, which will be analysed later together with inclination data and the tensile forces. The results are intended to shed light on the tensile forces that occur in the cable of the machine as a function of the work processes and the machine inclination.

 

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Cable assisted forwarder operating on steep terrain; pictures: Holzfeind Thomas

Newsletter January 2018

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TECH4EFFECT Newsletter January 2018

  • TECH4EFFECT explained in 2 minutes – animation
  • What is the TECH4EFFECT efficiency portal?
  • Already five countries to send data to the Efficiency Portal
  • From biomass to consumer products: BBI Stakeholder day

 

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New Infographics Section!

Our first infographic has just been uploaded to our new Infographics section in the media corner! Soon you will find there not only infographics about TECH4EFFECT but also about sustainable forest mangement and forests in general!

TECH4EFFECT basic infographic

TECH4EFFECT videos and animations

The new overview of videos in our media corner makes sure you don’t loose track of our growing collection of project videos on YouTube! Check out if you have seen them all already:

TECH4EFFECT videos and animations

First field trials with bucking app

The Bucking App is a software for mobile devices to calculate into which length and parts to cut a tree in terms of revenue during motor-manual harvesting operations. Jointly developed by BOKU, Latschbacher and the Austrian Federal Forests (ÖBf), first field tests were conducted recently in Austria.

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First publication out! Review on Remote and Proximal Sensing for Improved Precision in Forest Operations

The first review coming out of TECH4EFFECT has just been published in the Croatian Journal of Forestry Engineering (CROJFE):

Applications of Remote and Proximal Sensing for Improved Precision in Forest Operations

Bruce Talbot, Marek Pierzchała and Rasmus Astrup provide an overview of recent developments in remote and proximal sensing technologies and their basic applicability to various aspects of forest operations.

Read the abstract or download it: http://www.tech4effect.eu/media-corner/publications/


General characterisation of sensor deployment platform to spatial coverage and temporal resolution (adapted from Pierzchała 2017)