TIMBERMATIC
CUT-TO-LENGTH SYSTEM
300 700 900
MEASURING, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
300 700 900
TIMBERMATIC
NEW POWER;
MORE INTELLIGENCE AND PRODUCTIVITY.
Modern harvesting requires accuracy, speed and power. Requisites include
extraordinarily accurate measuring instruments, intelligent control systems,
fast information management and wireless data transfer. The Timbermatic
system has it all. Timbermatic makes the machine as productive as it can be
in the hands of the operator.
CUT-TO-LENGTH SYSTEM
HARVESTERS
FORWARDERS
For All Forest Machines
The Timbermatic system is available for three applications: Timbermatic 300
for harvesters, Timbermatic 700 for forwarders and Timbermatic 900 for slash
bundlers.
User-friendliness Is the Key
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The experiences of machine operators have been taken into consideration
when designing Timbermatic. The control menu of the Windows® based
system only has two levels, which makes it easy, fast and efficient to use.
The information is displayed to the operator on a large, flat colour display in
a clear number or picture format. The operator can edit the contents of the
display to select which adjustments and Timbermatic applications appear at
each work stage.
Y.
Efficient Office in the Middle of the Forest
Thanks to data transfer and versatile applications
Timbermatic turns the cab of the harvester into a
modern office in the middle of the forest – complete
with e-mail, CD ROM, memory cards and a colour
printer.
Productivity Throughout the World
A GPS component, which makes it possible to register
the location of produced timber and the routes taken
as well as saving them automatically in the production
and stem profile files, is included in the Timbermatic
300 system for harvesters as standard. All that is required
in addition is a GPS aerial.
The TimberNavi map system brings you a WGS84
coordinate system (UTM zones 1-60 N/S), which works
everywhere in the world. This information on
production, location and routes can be transferred to
the Timbermatic 700 system designed for forwarders
and thus be used to optimise forwarding.
All Timbermatic and TMC systems now feature a
display that provides reminders of scheduled
maintenance services.
PRODUCTIVITY
UPTIME
LOW DAILY OPERATING COSTS
300
TIMBERMATIC
TIMBERMATIC 300. FAST DECISIONS AND FLU
The harvester operator appreciates that the machine is in reliable working
order fast at the beginning of a job. Thanks to the self-learning Timbermatic
300 system, the adjustments of the basic machine and the harvester head
can be made effortlessly from the cab. During work, the system supports the
operator in decision-making, which makes working faster, thus leaving more
time for quality control.
Effective Tool
Timbermatic 300 is a PC-based system, which integrates the
control of the harvester head, the measuring of timber,
bucking and the control system of the basic machine and
the harvester head into an effective harvesting tool.
Accurate Control of the Harvester Head
Timbermatic 300 includes a highly automated control for
the harvester head, which will adjust the feed speed and the
pressure of the saw, the delimbing knives and the feed rollers
on the basis of the stem diameter. Fast, accurate, anti-slip
cutting to size increases productivity. Timbermatic divides
the stem into the most valuable pieces on the basis of
extraordinarily accurate measuring capabilities.
Starting a Site Effortlessly
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Thanks to the system, the operator can now start a new site
even faster than before. Switching between the run mode
and the setting mode is quick. A couple of clicks of the
mouse in the setting mode enable the operator to open up
a new site. The bucking instructions that have been supplied
by the forest company can be further modified with the help
of a bucking control program included in Timbermatic. The
operator will then activate the site and the work can begin.
Accurate, Fast Cutting to Size
The first stem is already in position in the grip of the harvester
head. The self-learning feed control automatically adjusts
the feed speed as well as the pressure of the feed rollers and
the delimbing knives. The anti-slip feature ensures that the
feed rollers do not slip along the stem. The stem is then
stopped precisely in the sawing window. As feeding back
and forth is avoided, time is saved, productivity is increased
and an increasingly accurate measuring result is achieved.
Timber is processed faster than ever.
LUENT WORK.
The extraordinarily accurate measurement received from the
harvester head is the basis for the Timbermatic in dividing the
stem either in terms of value bucking or value and distribution
bucking or using a limitation matrix. The system formulates an
estimate on the diameter of the entire stem, from top to bottom.
The new estimate calculation model provides increasingly accurate
results. As work progresses, the system quickly learns more about
the timber in the stand in progress and can constantly make itself
more and more accurate. The estimate model produced for the
previous stand can also be easily used in the next stand, if the
conditions are similar. This enables accurate measurements from
the very first stems onwards.
productivity. In addition, cutting naturally corresponds to the
objective more accurately.
All Information in Front of Your Eyes
The Timbermatic 300 system features so-called gentle stem handling
as standard. This feature delimbs the stem gently using the slower
acceleration of the harvester head, lower feed speed and lower
pressure of the delimbing knives and the feed rollers. This way the
damage caused by the delimbing knives and the feed rollers in the
valuable surface timber of the butt log – and other logs if desired
– is avoided.
As work progresses, the operator can display all the required
information on the screen. As the stem is being cut, the two
most recent logs are always displayed, as is an estimate of the
next two logs. At one glance, the operator can see the lengths,
diameters and the assortments.
In addition, the screen can be made to display the temperature
of the engine, the running speed, the amount of fuel and the
charge voltage, for example; the time and the external temperature
may also be useful. Once the operator has selected the GPS map
application, he can see his real-time position on the screen, as
well as the site borders, storage locations, special geographical
features, the location of produced timber and routes. Timbermatic
and the GPS map application work together seamlessly: as the
stem is being cut, the operator can see the Timbermatic run
mode and when the machine is on the move the GPS map
application will be displayed.
Easy Calibration
Change of Scenery
Calibration of the length and diameter is quick and easy with the
help of the instructions and graphics provided by the system.
Inside the cab, the Timbermatic-compatible electronic callipers are
set into a re-charge and data transfer docking station, which has
direct access to the Timbermatic 300 system. The system stores the
measurements taken with the callipers and prepares the necessary
comparison and monitoring data for data transfer. Modern
calibration based on random sampling helps to achieve increasingly
high accuracy as work progresses. Calibration helps to improve the
quality of the timber produced by the machine and increases
Once the site has been harvested and a new site waits, the change
to a new site only takes a blink of an eye. In practice, the PC
memory of Timbermatic has space for an unlimited number of
sites as well as the personal settings of six different operators.
The scenery changes while the work continues seamlessly.
PRODUCTIVITY
UPTIME
LOW DAILY OPERATING COSTS
300
TIMBERMATIC
EFFICIENT OFFICE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST.
Timbermatic 300, which utilises data transfer, the Internet and email, turns the
forest machine into a mobile, well-equipped office that moves between the trees.
Thanks to the email and the memory card of Timbermatic 300, the harvester
operator can stay in touch with the forest company and the forest machine
entrepreneur.
Excellent Work Ergonomics
The large and flat colour screen is installed in such a way
that it easily enters the operator’s field of vision at a quick
glance. The keyboard slides out from underneath the display
when required and selections are made using a touch pad.
The menu can be navigated using the keyboard as well, or
using the keypad or the control levers of the boom depending
on what the operator is used to.
Connections to the Entire World
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When using the Timbermatic 300 system, the harvester
operator is at the centre of the operation, not isolated in
the middle of the forest. Timbermatic works as a two-way
system when communicating with the outside world. The
e-mail enables the operator to receive and send production
information, machine settings and harvesting instructions.
The CD drive, USB and serial ports as well as the other
versatile connections enable application update and
installation and the use of GPS positioning technology.
Data transfer is made possible using a GSM or GPRS
connection, and with the aid of a satellite telephone, if
necessary, or simply with the memory card. There is hardly
time to surf the Internet during working hours but the
option is still there! In the memo section of the e-mail
application, the operator can record messages for the next
operator. The message will pop up on the screen as the next
operator begins work.
Clear Printouts, Versatile Information Management
The versatile data production of the Timbermatic 300 system
is supported by a colour printer positioned in the cab,
which can be used to print out production reports, maps,
work site instructions, work and repair follow up data,
calibration history, stem data, log tables or even the
parameters of the machine in A4 size. Each site can be
divided into four blocks and each of these can be saved
or printed separately.
testing for the outputs and sensors
and event and error logs can be
printed out. Knowledgeable
maintenance organisation provides
additional assistance and a separate
electronic spare parts booklet, which
is available on CD, speeds up
maintenance operations.
Uptime and Costs Under Control
The system incorporates versatile reports on the events
taking place during the operation of the machine and
these can be used for monitoring uptime, productivity
and costs (Work and Repair Statistics, WRS) and transferred to the office as files or printed out on paper, if
necessary. The system enables the efficient management
of information relating to machine chains and
information can be managed separately for each
harvesting application, at set intervals and in relation
to individual machines.
Help is Always Available
The Timbermatic 300 system incorporates a user-friendly
Help function, which includes the user manual and the
electric and hydraulic diagrams. Diagnostics enable
SilviA – Accurate Bucking
Timbermatic 300 also incorporates the SilviA application for
controlling bucking operations. The application makes controlling
bucking instructions (apt files) fast and simple. A File Overview
function has been added as a new feature, enabling modification
of bucking instructions via a single, straightforward menu.
The new hydraulics system enables up to 28 MPa working pressure
for feeding in the harvester heads. The increased working pressure
and the new, extremely accurate feed control based on the
Timbermatic 300 provide power and speed for delimbing.
700
TIMBERMATIC
TIMBERMATIC 700.
CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION
SYSTEM FOR MODERN FORWARDERS.
Timbermatic 700 is a computer-based system, which
combines the TMC control system of the basic machine
and the boom, work and repair follow up system, positioning,
e-mail, data transfer, front/back camera, Active Load Space
(ALS) and the weight scale system into an efficient tool for
the forwarder operator.
Intelligent Weight Scale System
Using the weight scale system enables recording and reporting
of the production of the forwarder similarly to that of the
harvester. The forwarder is fitted with a grapple weight scale
system, which enables load weight measurement.
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The system saves the weight in terms of different assortments
and, when using density factors per assortment, solid volume
as well. In addition to these, a production file (prd file) can
be saved in relation to each individual site, containing the
quantity of loads and mass per load.
A new feature is the dynamic calibration of the scale system,
which makes it possible to ensure the accuracy of the
measurements even faster than before.
All seven operator settings can be
calibrated, which enables the
minimisation of inaccuracies
resulting from the differences
between operators. The speed of
calibration and the improved
measuring accuracy increase the
productivity of the machine and make
work smoother.
Timbermatic 700 is a control system designed
for modern forwarders, which incorporates
many of the same advanced features as the
Timbermatic 300 system.
Efficient Monitoring of Operation and Costs
Information on the average consumption of fuel, fuel
consumption and driving distance per load and the total
driving distance is collected for the purposes of monitoring
operation and costs.
The beginnings and ends of shifts are recorded for
monitoring operation. In addition, a reason for an operation
shutdown, such as trailer transportation, can be entered
manually for work and repair monitoring. The operator is
able to see the status of the shift: completed loads and
information on the basis of tree species and assortments
with the help of the weight scale system. In addition, the
technical uptime of the machine and other key indicators
of utilisation can be viewed.
E-mail and Troubleshooting
Similarly to Timbermatic 300, the Timbermatic 700 system
features data transfer and troubleshooting based on
diagnostics. In the memo section of the e-mail application,
the operator can record messages for the next operator.
The message will pop up on the screen as the next operator
begins work.
Camera View Saves Trouble
The Timbermatic 700 display also
enables monitoring of the picture
transmitted by the front/back
camera, where the run display and
the camera display work together
seamlessly.
Important Help Applications
As with the harvester, forwarders
may also benefit from a GPS map
program, such as the TimberNavi
application, in assistance of the
Timbermatic system. The menu for
External Applications can be
complemented with installations of
Word, Acrobat Reader and Excel.
900
TIMBERMATIC
TIMBERMATIC 900.
NEW POWER AND PRODUCTIVITY FOR
HANDLING SLASH.
Timbermatic 900 is a control system
designed for slash bundlers, which
incorporates all the same basic features
as the systems for harvesters and
forwarders. Timbermatic 900 integrates
the TMC control system, front/back
camera, work and repair follow up
system, positioning, e-mail and printing
functions into an efficient tool for the
operator.
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A Lot of Information on Bundling
The system enables the setting of default diameters and
length for a bale as well as the tree species and assortments
in progress. In the run mode, Timbermatic 900 displays to
the operator the number of created bales in the site, TMC
icons and the information field, outside temperature and
the time.
The felling site display indicates the status of the active site;
identification data for the site in question, individual bales
and the volume per block, tree species and assortment. The
system also indicates the average consumption of fuel, average
fuel consumption per bale, the total driving distance and
the driving distance per bale.
A Look into the Camera
The Timbermatic 900 display also enables the operator to
monitor the picture transmitted by the front/back camera.
The run display and the camera display work together
seamlessly and automatically.
Accurate Monitoring of Operation
The beginnings and ends of shifts are recorded for monitoring
operation. In addition, a reason for an operation shutdown,
such as trailer transportation, can be entered manually for
work and repair monitoring. The operator is able to see the
status of the shift: completed bales and the volume on the
basis of tree species and assortments. In addition, the
technical uptime and key indicators of usability can be
viewed.
In the memo section of the e-mail application, the operator can
record messages for the next operator. The message will pop up
on the screen as the next operator begins work.
A GPS positioning system, such as TimberNavi, can be used in
conjunction with Timbermatic 900 as well.
TMC
TMC.
THE BEST CONTROL SYSTEM FOR
BASIC MACHINES AND LOADERS IN
THE MARKET.
All Down to TMC
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TMC (Total Machine Control) is a control
system for the basic machine, which
enables the control and adjustment of
the basic machine and the boom of
the harvester, the forwarder or the slash
bundler in a centralised manner via
Timbermatic or via the personal TMC
screen.
TMC functions as the basis for the control of the basic
machine and the boom in the Timbermatic 300, 700 and
900 systems. TMC is also available as a separate control
system for forwarders and slash bundlers.
When the Timbermatic 300 system is switched on, the TMC
also starts up, and the same is true in reverse. When the
operator changes, the altered information is automatically
updated in both systems.
Information on the Engine and Machine Settings
The maintenance window of the TMC provides information
on the engine and the general settings of the machine.
TMC produces information for the Timbermatic system on
PRODUCTIVITY IS NOT JUST
DOWN TO IRON.
the amount of fuel, fuel consumption, temperature of the
engine cooling water and hydraulic oil, battery charge voltage
and various alarms. The same source also provides
information on the engine rotation speed, driving speed
and the hours of operation of the machine.
Accurate Operator-specific Settings
The TMC enables the machine to be adjusted operatorspecifically to suit the operating method and speed of each
user. The TMC enables gentle and accurate movements of
the boom and an even power transmission.
Making detailed adjustments to the settings of control levers and
pedals is easy and they can easily be calibrated using the TMC.
Personal settings of seven individual operators can be preprogrammed into the memory of the TMC. All boom movements
can be controlled separately, including the minimum and
maximum speeds as well as acceleration and deceleration to both
directions.
Clear and Simple
The simple menu structure and clear symbols facilitate the use
and monitoring of the TMC system settings.
TIMBEROFFICE
The forwarder incorporates:
- Timbermatic 700
- TMC
- TimberNavi
The harvester incorporates:
- Timbermatic 300
- TMC
- TimberNavi
The harvester operator sends production
information to the forest company and
the forest machine entrepreneur.
The harvester operator can send
stand-specific work and repair
data monitoring information to
the forest machine entrepreneur.
The slash bundler incorporates:
- Timbermatic 900
- TMC
- TimberNavi
All machine
operators
communicate with
each other via
email.
The harvester transmits
information to the
forwarder concerning
the volume and location
of timber.
TMC
TIMBERMATIC
YOU CAN CONTROL THE ENTIRE LOGISTIC
CHAIN OF WOOD PROCUREMENT WITH
THE HELP OF TIMBERJACK TOOLS.
The forwarder operator sends information
on forwarded volume of timber and storage
location to the forest company and the
forest machine entrepreneur.
The slash bundler operator sends
production information to the forest
company and the forest machine
entrepreneur.
Data can be transferred wirelessly via a GSM or GPRS
connection, a satellite telephone or a WLAN connection.
Alternatively, various saving methods can be used
for data transfer - CDs or CompactFlash memory
cards.
The forest company sends harvesting instructions to the harvesters,
forwarders and slash bundlers.
The forest machine entrepreneur plans and analyses production,
monitors income and expenses and machine settings.
Harvesting instructions are created in the forest company, which also
monitors the volume and quality of the produced timber.
Available tools: TimberOffice software package (TimberNavi, SilviA,
TimberCenter, TimberMonitor, TimberCalc), Timbermatic 300 PC
Simulator.
Available tools: TimberOffice software package (TimberNavi, SilviA,
TimberCenter). In addition, special applications of the forest company.
When you use the TimberOffice software package together
with the Timbermatic system, you will have at your disposal
the market’s most advanced tools in information
management relating to timber procurement – for the home
or the office, for desktops and laptops alike. Available to
you are applications for monitoring production, costs, work
and repair data and machine condition; positioning,
budgeting and bucking instructions.
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Analysing the information accumulated by the forest
machines is facilitated and decision-making becomes faster;
business becomes competitive and profitable.
TimberOffice is compatible with all current and old
Timberjack systems but it can also handle production
information accumulated in the systems of other forest
machine manufacturers.
TimberOffice enables the forest machine entrepreneur to
make the right decisions throughout the logistic chain of
timber procurement and to control business in the same
way as larger corporations.
PROPERTIES OF TIMBERMATIC AND TMC.
Standard Function
Optional function
Properties, Devices and Options
PC-based system, with a 12.1” or 10.4” SVGA TFT monitor
Timbermatic run display in graphic user interface
Windows 2000 operating system
TMC icon display
CD ROM
CAN connections
Compact Flash cards
USB connections
Serial ports, PS/2 and LPT connections
Ethernet connection
Video In connection
Keyboard and touch pad
Printer
Electronic callipers with fixed docking station
Timbermatic
300
Timbermatic
700
TMC
Timbermatic
Without
900
Timbermatic in Forwarders
and Slash Bundlers
Stand and segment processing
Processing of value, distribution, limit and colour marking tables
File management (*.prd, *.apt, *.drf, *prl, *.stm, *.pri, *.mas...)
Key settings
Printouts
Working hour monitoring WRS and shift management (StanForD)
Integrated email
Settings for measurements, calibration of diameter and length (new function with extensive calibration file)
Feed settings
Saw settings
Harvester head settings
Gentle log handling function
Default diameter and length setting for slash bale
Species and timber type setting for slash bale
Backup copying of system, stand and files
Sound settings
Country and language settings (15 languages)
Monitor settings
Front/back camera control
Settings for external applications (e.g. map programs)
Start menu for external applications
GPS component (WGS84 coordinates for *.stm and *.pri files)
Adaptable stem and production counter display
Loader scales control and weighting coefficients for types of timber
Active Load Space (ALS)
Variable Load Space (VLS)
Front/back camera management
Light log function
Intelligent saw control (Flash Cut)
Boom tilt function
Cab levellin/rotating function
Boom/cab slew funtion
Fresh branch bucking function
Old production function
Loader quick settings
Engine and transmission settings
Cab settings
Operator selection, time and date settings
Mini lever and pedal settings
Diagnostics
Fuel consumption monitoring
Outdoor temperature display (°C/F)
Settings
no timber types
TIMBERMATIC
300 700 900
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PRODUCTIVITY
UPTIME
CUT-TO-LENGTH SYSTEM
LOW DAILY OPERATING COSTS
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Castleside Road, Consett
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Tel. (0) 1207 583 610
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