After more than 30 years, Lucidyne has become a dominant force in automated lumber scanning and optimization.
Lucidyne founded by George Carman
Seneca Sawmill in Eugene, Oregon selects Lucidyne for major mill modernization project. Lucidyne does all controls for new small log mill
First Grade Mark Reader (GMR) goes in at Summit Timber in Darrington, Washington. Early use of available Artificial Intelligence technology.
Grade Mark Readers Introduced at Portland Trade Show
Installed Two Sorter Control Systems at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene, Oregon
A sales/installation team and service group are organized and began selling and installing 5 or more GMRs per month
Lucidyne granted a patent for Grade Mark Reader Technology
Installed two Geometric Edger Scanner/Optimizers at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene, Oregon. This was the early development of what is now Lucidyne’s GradeScan®
Created two distinct divisions of the company: Wood Scanning and Systems Integration.
Systems Integration was primarily sorter controls paired with Grade Mark Reader installations.
Sierra Pacific Industries buys nine Grade Mark Readers
Introduction of RipScan Automated Scanning Systems. Sierra Pacific Industries buys the first three systems. It recognizes wane and knots, optimizes rip saws for a variety of board sizes in the windows and doors cut-up plant. Automated control eliminates operators for the first time.
As a result of RipScan success, Sierra asks Lucidyne to design scanners for grading lumber at their windows and doors plant.
Forbes magazine features Sierra Pacific’s profitability in their October edition. Sierra’s owner, Red Emmerson cited the savings per month attributable to the Automated Rip Saw Scanner.
Designed and installed nine ChopScan systems at Sierra Pacific to process wood from their rip saw.
Introduction of the new generation of Grade Mark Readers, the M5 Series
First GradeScan® system installed at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene, Oregon
First of many GradeScan® systems installed at Sierra Pacific
Weyerhaeuser Company purchases their first three GradeScan® systems
Three ChopScan systems with Sorter Controls sold to Brightwood in Madras, Oregon
Lucidyne moves its inventory and production departments to a state-of-the-art facility minutes away from the downtown headquarters.
Lucidyne awarded Business of the Year by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
Lucidyne introduces Perceptive Sight™ Intelligent Grading as GradeScan’s new software platform.
A quantum leap in technology, Perceptive Sight™ uses Deep Learning artificial intelligence to grade lumber, revolutionizing the industry
First GradeScan® with Perceptive Sight™ installed at Hankins, Inc., in Ripley, Mississippi
Expansion of new sales of GradeScan® with Perceptive Sight™, as well as existing customers purchasing upgrades to the Perceptive Sight™ Platform
Lucidyne’s market continues expansion with GradeScans and Grade Mark Readers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Ongoing research and development for system improvements and technological advances, always leading the industry in the development and implementation of the most advanced technologies available.