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Porcupine Wood Products Log and Board Optimization With Smart 3D/2D Laser Profiling
by International Forest Industry on 2024-01-18

The primary challenge Porcupine mill operators face is updating their lumber optimization systems to continuously improve the reliability and increase the grade and value of wood products produced. In this case, LMI provides machine vision solutions for Porcupine Wood Products in Salmo, BC. These include a 360° cant scanner, a flitch scanner, and a board scanner. Each solution maximizes wood recovery and streamlines the grading process. At this mill, the machine vision systems have increased wood output by 15%, which is significant as log prices climb. 

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