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BID Group introduces AI-powered Smart Vision

The system can be deployed at all stages of the process and uses artificial intelligence to analyze images from the cameras that constantly watch production and identify objects of interest.

Upgrading outdated sawmill scanning equipment

JoeScan president Joey Nelson discusses some of the obvious and not-so-obvious ways that new 3D scanners can improve sawmill profitability.

Using AI and X-ray to map material flow

Finnos' Jere Heikkinen explains how AI and X-ray solutions in use at Northern European sawmills can be adapted to North-American sawmill processes.

Sponsored Spotlight 

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For over 35 years, Autolog has been offering expertise, know-how and solutions to the wood transformation industry.

As a leader in optimization and automation, we provide a wide range of products and solutions for sawmills and planer mills. Many of our solutions are now AI powered.

We are flexible and capable of working with different equipment manufacturers to meet the specific needs of our customers and the growing demands of our industry.

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Tech update: Scanners and optimizers in 2022

CFI has the latest rundown of scanning and optimization technologies available for mills these days. » Read More...

Levelling up: Tolko’s High Level sawmill sees major investments

CFI catches up with Gary Ross, plant manager for Tolko High Level in Alberta, to discuss the mill’s latest projects, including condition-based monitoring using a variety of scanners or cameras. » Read More...
Sponsored Spotlight 

BID’s AI-Powered Smart Vision for Continuous Management and Monitoring of Wood Processing

BID’s Smart Vision is here to better serve its customers by providing various benefits and technologies to a sawmill and planer mill operations.

The AI-Powered Smart Vision can be deployed at all stages of the process and uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze images from the cameras that constantly watch production and identify objects of interest, leading to an increase in productivity. 

BID’s Smart Vision is only the beginning, a series of applications is to be developed, in addition to the ones just launched. 

Learn more about BID’s Smart Vision and what it can do for you.
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Researchers, OEMs discuss sawmilling advancements at OptiSaw

Ideas for processing more wood, consuming fewer logs and experiencing less downtime were introduced and discussed at OptiSaw. » Read More...

Optimizing operations: Downie Timber invests in new equipment

Downie Timber in B.C. upgraded their four-inch edger line with USNR’s BioVision technology to increase their efficiency. » Read More...

Quebec sawmill invests millions to modernize operations

In the planer mill, Rayonier Advanced Materials chose Autolog for its new ProGrader linear optimizer and inkjet printer, Smart Mill for its loader with MSR function and Carbotech for its grader. » Read More...

Lucidyne scanner with MiCROTEC AI to be installed at Cal-Tex Lumber

Cal-Tex Lumber is streamlining production processes, minimizing downtime, reducing trim loss, and increasing product consistency with the purchase of a MiCROTEC Lucidyne scanner. » Read More...

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Know Your Logs from Inside Out

For the past twenty years, in the field of forest products processing, log scanners have evolved considerably in terms of lighter hardware and heavier software. Finnos develops, manufactures, and delivers state-of-the-art scanners for the sawmill industry. With experience of over 100 installations, Finnos is the world’s leading log X-ray system manufacturer in the world. We at Finnos want to make our customers smile and our competitors sweat. Through our cutting-edge technology and service, we want to transform the global sawmill industry and deliver revolutionary business growth for our customers.
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OFIA’s 80th Annual Convention

May 03, 2023 | Toronto, Ontario »

SFI Conference/PEFC Week

May 13, 2023 | Vancouver, British Columbia »

LIGNA 2023

May 15, 2023 | Hannover, Germany »

Canada North Resources Expo

May 26, 2023 | Prince George, B.C. »