An important message about COVID-19


GradExpert™ Beginner, Advanced, and Training Classes

Sessions are conducted in the Technical Training Center at our St. George, SC location utilizing a live GradExpert™ machine to maximize the learning!

BEGINNER

The Beginner Level course contains general knowledge for Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Supervisory personnel, to ensure the mill can operate the Optimization system at peak efficiency.

Students may include users from newly commissioned systems and sites with high staff turnover to gain requisite knowledge and skills, as well as a refresher for prior students.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Training provided by specialists.
  • General and In-depth training is provided to the different categories of personnel from the mill.
  • Individual workstations allow students to be able to simulate and get hands on experience.
  • Training is provided at our USA training center.

BENEFITS

  • New mill hires will get adequate training on the optimization system.
  • Improved knowledge and skills on the system.
  • Basic knowledge of the interface settings will allow for improved management of the system.
  • Personnel capable of troubleshooting & resolving most issues by themselves before contacting our helpline for support.

DURATION & COST

  • 4 days
  • $1,500 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients

ADVANCED

The Advanced Level Optimization course provides training in greater depth for mill personnel to get the most out of their systems.

For example, enhanced knowledge of User Interface parameters allows effective management by Quality Assurance or Supervisory personnel to address market or log diet changes or simulations. The impact of parameter changes on lumber may be demonstrated by scanning lumber in the training Scanner and dissecting scanning solutions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Training provided by specialists.
  • Advanced training is provided to the Quality Assurance personnel from the mill.
  • Workstations allow attendees to be able to simulate and get hands on experience.
  • Training is provided at our USA training center.
  • Optimizer decision processes are fully explained.

BENEFITS

  • Improved knowledge and skills on the system.
  • Advanced knowledge of Optimizer will allow for improved results from the system.
  • Hands on training.
  • Personnel capable of troubleshooting & resolving most issues by themselves before contacting our helpline for support.

DURATION & COST

  • 4 days
  • $2,000 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients

TECHNICAL

The electrical and hardware components technical course provides significant
hands on training of the optimization system hardware, computers and electrical components.

The objective of this course is to provide the electrical, maintenance and QC personnel
the theory and practical knowledge to troubleshoot, repair and maintain the system’s components.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Training provided by specialists.
  • Advanced hands on training is provided using the
    system in our facility.
  • Computer & system hardware maintenance and
    troubleshooting.
  • Training is provided at our USA training center.

BENEFITS

  • Improved knowledge and skills of the system.
  • Personnel capable of troubleshooting & resolving
    electrical & hardware issues on their own.
  • Advanced knowledge of system components and
    troubleshooting will result in less downtime when
    issues arise.

DURATION & COST

  • 2 days
  • $1,200 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients


Location and Upcoming Course Dates

Book today! Classes are filling fast!

Beginner Class (4 days)

June 22-25
July 20-23
August 17-20
September 14-17
October 12-15
November 16-19
December 14-17

Advanced Class (4 days)

July 13-16
August 31-September 3
November 2-5

Technical Class (2 days)

July 20-21
September 21-22
November 9-10

 


 


5154 Highway 78, St. George, SC 29477
Call us for info: 1 843 563-7070
email: bid.training@bidgroup.ca

 


 


Back to Top




Linear Systems Optimization Training Classes - C1/C2 Scan

Sessions are conducted in the Technical Training Center at our St. George, SC location utilizing a live C1 / C2 scan machine to maximize the learning!

 

DETAILS

The course provides an introduction to the sawmill optimization systems which includes log bucking, log processing and cant optimization.

The objective of this course is to provide the on-site maintenance, quality assurance and supervisory personnel, the theory and practical knowledge to fully manage their system while acquiring new competencies and skills.

The course content is divided into three modules:

  1. Introduction to scanning and optimization systems
    • Getting to know our machine and optimization system
  2. System configuration and interface management
    • Parameter set up
    • Products optimization fine tuning
  3. Technical hardware and electrical components troubleshooting
    • Calibration procedures
    • Troubleshooting

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Training provided by specialists
  • General and in-depth training is provided to the different categories of personnel from the mill
  • Workstations allow students to simulate and get hands on experience
  • Hands on training and troubleshooting
  • Training is provided at our USA training center

BENEFITS

  • Improved knowledge and understanding of the system
  • Personnel capable of troubleshooting problems on their systems
  • Trained personnel results in less downtime when there’s a system issue

DURATION & COST

  • 2 days
  • $1,800 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients


Location and Upcoming Course Dates

Book today! Classes are filling fast!

Linear Systems Optimization Training Classes –
C1/C2 (2 days)

July 22-23
September 23-24
November 11-12

 

 


5154 Highway 78, St. George, SC 29477
Call us for info: 1 843 563-7070
email: bid.training@bidgroup.ca

 


Back to Top


Controls Training Classes

BASIC COMACT

  • Students will learn the basic structure of BID Group (Comact) PLC and HMI programs that can be applied to any area of the mill.
  • Hands on modules will be utilized for students to learn trouble shooting techniques and tips to reduce downtime.
  • Course is designed for controls personnel that have a basic understanding of PLCs

DURATION & COST

  • 2 days
  • $2,500 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients

ADVANCED COMACT

  • Students will learn advanced techniques necessary for improving specific machinery throughput and troubleshooting.
  • Training will focus on higher level PLC programming logic and development.
  • Hands on training will include calibration procedures and equipment setup for both Sawmill, Kilns and Planer equipment.

DURATION & COST

  • 3 days
  • $3,500 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients


Location and Upcoming Course Dates

Book today! Classes are filling fast!

Basic Comact Class (2 days)

June 25-26
July 7-8
September 10-11
December 2-3

Advanced Comact Sawline Class (3 days)

July 28-30
October 14-16

Advanced Comact Lumber Handling Class
(3 days)

August 10-12
November 4-6

 


 


5154 Highway 78, St. George, SC 29477
Call us for info: 1 843 563-7070
email: bid.training@bidgroup.ca

 


 



BASIC PLC

Coming Soon…

Students will be introduced to the world of basic PLC principles.

  • Students will learn:
    • How to get online
    • Basic PLC commands
    • How to set IP addresses for various field devices and reduce downtime time when replacing broken equipment.
  • Hands on training will include individual operator systems.
  • Course is designed for personnel who have very limited controls experience

DURATION & COST

  • 3-4 days
  • $3,000 per person
  • 10% discount on classes for  clients

Back to Top


Local St. George, SC Airport / Hotel Information

Closest Airport:  CHS – Charleston, SC

When calling these hotels, please request the BID Group Rate

 


Back to Top


what our customers are saying
  • “Very in-depth course. My level of understanding the C1/C2 and GradExpert systems has increased dramatically, Hands on training was my favorite part.”
  • “I really enjoyed the Presentations as well as the hands on exercises. They both helped and increased my knowledge on the GradExpert. Great job, I really enjoyed the experience and plus I got a free shirt – can’t beat that!!!!”
  • “Very informative, I gained a lot of knowledge for both the green and dry end. The materials provided were very satisfying. Great Job!”
  • “I feel that I have gained a new understanding of the seminar and the skills taught this week. Instructors gave a lot of helpful tips going forward. Excited to see what’s next as we come up to starting at our new Turnkey Mill.”
  • “Great course, knowledgeable instructor with a great understanding of prioritizing the important aspects of troubleshooting the most common issues within the system.”
  • “This will help our mill with putting the best quality lumber possible. Will recommend the course to others, again great job and thank you.”
  • “Great course! Very helpful in explaining the way the machine makes its’ decisions etc. Will highly recommend this to  the mill manager for additional training of mill personnel.”

English
Français