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Panel Layup and Color Matching

Many shops layup and color match panels by hand. This process is very labor intensive and material is wasted on each panel that is laid up wider than necessary. Taylor has developed machines that automate this process to save labor and increase yield.



The Opti-Match is the only machine to completely automate the color matching process for high quality solid wood panels. The Opti-Match:

  • Combines Innovative Scanning and Sorting Technology to Read and Catalog Pieces of Wood
  • Uses Complex Computer Programs to Build and Stack Sized, color matched, and color blended panels, automatically
  • Completely Eliminates the Labor Intensive and Subjective Job of Manual Color Matching
  • Increase Yield by Consistently Sizing Panels to Within 1/4"

With a production Level of approximately 1200 Panels per day (assuming 5 to 7 boards per panel), you can substitute the Opti-Match for 3+ men hand sizing panels.

Taylor Laser Opti-Sizer

Laser Opti-Sizer

The Taylor Laser Opti-Sizer is a computerized panel selection machine which is attached to a Taylor Conveyorized Glue Applicator system.

  • Computer Tallies Panels, Boards, & Board Feet
  • Fast, Reliable, and Accurate
  • Consistently Sizes Panels to Within 1/8"
  • Automatically Feeds Sized Panels onto the Glue Applicator

Automate your Panel Layup Process with The Opti-Sizer and save both material and labor!!


Quick Match

The James L. Taylor Company is introducing the Cameron Automation Quick-Match, a general purpose color sorting/matching machine using machine vision technology.

The Quick-Match consists of a color chamber that mounts above an existing conveyor, a computer that processes images and controls the process, and an inkjet printer that labels each board with a color category.

Smart Stack

Smart Stack

Smart Stacks reduce labor by stacking random or fixed width material neatly into stacks of product. The Smart Stack is available in three models: the Smart Stack, the Smart Stack Jr., and the Smart Stack Sizer. Smart Stacks can be fed manually or automatically. Software can monitor single or multiple Smart Stack machines, automatically tally square feet and board feet, and provide identifying product labels. Smart Stacks are perfect for many plant operations such as tailing a Double End Tennoner, a Wide Belt Sander, Automated Chop Line, or even a Straight Line Rip Saw. The Smart Stack Sizer will size panels for gluing operations within 1/8" of the desired size, eliminating the need for manual panel size selection while gaining higher yields from random width stock. Smart Stacks will eliminate the arduous job of stacking and tallying material in a rough mill operation.