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USNR to provide vision and deep learning AI technology to Millar Western


October 4, 2021
By USNR

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Millar Western at Fox Creek, Alta., is adding vision and Deep Learning AI technology to its existing trimmer optimizer. The trimmer optimizer was originally installed in 2010 outfitted with laser profile sensors. Now the mill wants to improve the value recovery of its output to the planer mill. The optimization platform will be updated, and new BioLuma 2900LV sensors installed in the scan frame.

Technology has improved substantially from the 2010 timeframe, with the advent of much more powerful computing, ultra high density geometric scanning, vision technology, more precise and improved optimization algorithms, and now Deep Learning AI. This new technology is scheduled to be installed in mid-2022.