A log is scanned by a 3D scanner. The optimizer computer calculates a cutting solution to maximize the value of the products that can be produced downstream. The iterative process involves generating dollar-driven cutting solution scenarios of which the highest dollar-value scenario is chosen.
The optimizer supports the log processing centers from simple 4-head chip-n-saw machines up through complete log processing machines with saws for sideboards, sideboard profiling heads, and vertical arbor combination shifting edgers.
These machines use scanners installed in a lineal scan orientation to capture the 3D geometric data of the log traveling lengthwise. The optimizer uses the scan data to create a 3D log model, which is used to compute the optimized cutting solution. The optimizer is customized to account for each sawmill’s product mix and mill configuration.
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Scan and optimize log rotation
The optimizer screen dashboard contains production statistics and current solution statistics.
The supervisor computer enables the user to review past piece solutions.
Visually shows the user the piece that was scanned and the solution that has been computed. The table included with solutions for each scanned piece, allowing the operator to review current and recent solutions.
We save the recent scanned pieces in the history for your review to be able to evaluate your system performance.
The Optimizer software runs on a standard Desktop PC on a Standard Windows Operating System and is fully customized to each sawmill application: