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Tolko Scans Beetle-Killed Lumber


A new high-resolution scanning system is helping Tolko’s Lakeview plant in Williams Lake, BC process damaged timber. Specifically configured to target the extensive shake and decay issues caused by the Pine Beetle, Lucidyne’s automated grading system GradeScan® took over the planer grading process. The new system grades for Dimension SPF products, separates species and interfaces to an existing Metriguard HCLT for e-trimming MSR lumber. GradeScan was installed in line with Tolko’s planer outfeed and cost the mill one day of downtime before they were in full production mode. Boards are tracked from the planer to the lug chain by Lucidyne’s patented True-Q® lumber queuing system using no inks, sprays, or other marking equipment. Tolko’s QC capabilities were enhanced with its ability to now access all scan and solution information for any or all of the last 50,000 boards produced.

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