Through research-based knowledge in computer vision, we can apply sophisticated solutions and algorithms to previously intractable problems.
The software used to perform the matching is based on world-leading AI technology. Within Taigatech, there is cutting-edge knowledge of image analysis and computer vision.
We design and construct a system that fits seamlessly into each unique production. Our ambition is always to build functionally and maintenance-free.
A database keeps track of each stock ID and provides the opportunity to link information to each stock.
The measurement station collects valuable information about the log, such as length, thickness, twig placement and internal structure. This information is important for sorting the log into the correct timber class. The same information can then also be used at the time of sawing.
In connection with the retrieving of valuable information about the log, a photo is taken of the log’s end surface. The end surface of a tree log is unique like a fingerprint and therefore a digital unique ID can be created from the end surface. The log then becomes its own information carrier. The unique ID is saved in a database and can be matched by taking a new photo on the log’s end surface at another stage in the production.
Since the log is its own information carrier, all valuable information about the log is connected to the log throughout the production chain. It is therefore possible to identify each individual log when sorting timber and get a better overview of all logs in each timber class. This system creates opportunities to ultimately reduce warehouse costs by gaining better control of the timber warehouse.
During the production flow, the end surface of each individual stock is matched against the unique IDs that are stored in the database. The valuable information that is connected to each stock can then be used. By making full use of the information that is linked to each log, the sawmills can, for example, optimize the log rotation or verify that the log is turned in in an optimal way