Westervelt Company purchased its first planer mill automated grading system from Lucidyne Technologies. Read the article to learn more about Westervelt's successes with Lucidyne's GradeScan.Learn More »
A new high-resolution scanning system took over grading at Charles Ingram Lumber Company’s planer in Effingham, South Carolina. Read more to learn about Ingram's substantial investment in Lucidyne's GradeScan.Learn More »
GradeScan was installed in Anthony Timberland’s, Bearden, Arkansas, mill in January 2013. The company ordered a second scanner for its Malvern, Arkansas, site just four months later. Read more to learn about why Anthony Timberlands chose Lucidyne.Learn More »
Lucidyne is a world leading manufacturer of scanning technologies for the wood product industry. We focus on final grading solutions for saw mills. We provide solutions that give our customers the competitive edge they need to manage their mills, and even more importantly, to manage their businesses. In today’s tough economy, it is those mills dedicated to increasing productivity through automation that have survived and thrived. Since 1985, Lucidyne has dedicated itself to being the industry partner to boost mills’ productivity – and their bottom line.
A new high-resolution scanning system took over grading at Charles Ingram Lumber Company’s planer in Effingham, South Carolina. Despite the depressed lumber market, the mill made a substantial investment in technology by purchasing Lucidyne’s automated system GradeScan to take over the grading process. The biggest challenge facing any mill is consistently capturing the most value from Dimension and Appearance products while human graders are pushed to maintain high volumes. GradeScan took over this function in March 2012.
Westervelt Company purchased its first planer mill automated grading system from Lucidyne Technologies. This GradeScan system was Lucidyne’s third installation in the southern US and included a new trimmer/sorter control system and Grade Mark Reader. Westervelt made this purchasing decision despite a poor economy and weak lumber industry projections because extensive testing of their wood in Lucidyne’s scanner indicated a significant short-term return on investment. Lucidyne’s GradeScan requires less than 25 inches of conveyor space. GradeScan takes over ALL knot and wane decisions – reducing human input to a single check grader.