Designed and built for hard working mills.
Lucidyne’s ground-breaking GradeScan® operates at the cutting edge, with ever better methods to maximize fiber and value recovery.
GradeScan® improves product quality and consistency, builds better reputations in the marketplace, and positions mills to step into new markets.
Count on GradeScan® to:
- Provide significantly more uptime than other methods.
- Reduce trim loss.
- Reduce above grade in all grades.
- Increase high grade production.
- Lift product quality.
- Improve product consistency.
- Maximize fiber and value recovery.
More GradeScan® Advantages:
- Simulation tools minimize misconfiguration and prevent downtime.
- Offline tools help QC and grade checks.
- Installation requires little or no downtime.
- 24/7/365 technical support.
- Ongoing access to the latest breakthroughs and advances
Perceptive Sight® Intelligent Grading
Artificial intelligence, the quantum leap in technology that is producing self-driving cars, is integral to Lucidyne’s GradeScan® system. The value of artificial intelligence springs from the sophistication of the technology it uses. GradeScan’s artificial intelligence uses accurate multi-sensory imagery at its foundation. Perceptive Sight® Intelligent Grading is a revolutionary method for grading lumber.
Working from GradeScan’s multi-dimensional board images, our Certified Graders’ team analyzes, differentiates and classifies defects in thousands of our customers’ boards, creating a knowledge base within the Perceptive Sight™ software which trains itself by reading through the samples, correlating images and labels.
For any new defects, ambiguous samples or rule changes, Perceptive Sight® is shown sufficient graded examples to train impeccably for accuracy and application.
Far from being stymied by new species, defects or products Perceptive Sight® can be quickly trained for accurate response. Self-adjusting Perceptive Sight® does a better job than a computer scientist analyzing, designing and writing code for new defects.
Lucidyne’s Perceptive Sight® Intelligent Grading is a game-changing system. All Lucidyne GradeScan® systems are now shipping with Perceptive Sight®, and many of our customers are upgrading existing systems.
An in-depth look at Perceptive Sight® from Lucidyne’s CTO Patrick Freeman.
“We bought the Lucidyne GradeScan® because we felt it was the most accurate scanner on the market after testing multiple systems from various manufacturers. The staff’s technical abilities, coupled with an unmatched enthusiasm, was a major reason for choosing Lucidyne. After five months of running, I know now more than ever that we made the right choice.” –Glenn Player, QC Manager, Charles Ingram Lumber
- Capable of speeds over 4000 lineal ft/min.; adjusted to suit your mill requirements
- GradeScan’s linear profile allows installation directly against the planer
- Tablet option runs tools locally without a wi-fi connection
- Installation requires little or no downtime
- Rugged construction for minimal mill level maintenance
- Most complete sensor array in the industry
- Third-party sensors for MSR, moisture, and other data are easily integrated
- Mounted on an overhead carriage for easy maintenance
- Ongoing access to the latest breakthroughs, advances, and upgrades
- Lights, alarms, and messages ensure safety and optimal performance
- Simple, easy to access controls
- Not affected by ambient environmental changes
- Allows for Cut-N-Two by all methods
- Dead spaces and change races are non-existent
Perceptive Sight® software completely “re-thinks” the way automated defect detection and grading is done. Using artificial intelligence, Perceptive Sight™ software is a quantum leap in technology that brings defect detection to a whole new level of accuracy, and allows extremely rapid responses to changes in your wood basket.
For example, Perceptive Sight® doesn’t just place a rectangle around a knot – it reports the actual shape and orientation of the knot head. Perceptive Sight® knows the minor – but critical – differences that confuse other methods of defecting.
With spot-on defect detection delivered by Perceptive Sight® software, grading accuracy becomes near-perfect.
GradeScan® with Perceptive Sight® software minimizes above-grade in all grades. It is not easily fooled by blond rings, compression wood or shallow wane. It separates pitch from pitch-colored knots. It can tell the difference between a bark pocket and bark encasement. It is not misled by pitch-filled shakes in Green Doug Fir. Grease spots and blemishes are not called knots. And Perceptive Sight® does so much more.
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Uptime, uplift, & cost of ownership
GradeScan® has the best track record of uptime in the industry. Mills with GradeScan® in one mill have replaced competitor scanners in their other mills based on the increased uptime alone.
Superior uplift from our Perceptive Sight® defect detection and our optimization algorithms bring even more value.
Plus, GradeScan® has the lowest cost of ownership on the market – fewer parts to replace and less maintenance.
These three important factors, uplift, uptime and lower maintenance, make GradeScan® the most cost-effective scanner you can buy.
GradeScan’s enclosure is pressurized and temperature controlled, and therefore not affected by ambient environmental changes. It is mounted on an overhead carriage for easy maintenance – just give the glass a quick wipe between shifts and GradeScan® is running again.
Scalable to Your Mill Operation
Another great advantage of our Perceptive Sight® software platform is that GradeScan® is now scalable to meet the needs of any mill. No matter how fast or slow you run, how many products, grades or species, we can scale GradeScan® to meet your needs within your budget. GradeScan® is your solution to maximize your fiber and value recovery, regardless of your mill specifications.
GradeScan® Value-Added Tools
Configurable to Your Mill
GradeScan® adapts to your physical mill layout seamlessly. Even in mills that believe there is no lineal option, experience shows that lineal is the best solution.
Our mechanical and electrical engineers have worked around catwalks, ducting, pipelines and other “obstacles.” Even if there’s no room to go left or right, GradeScan® can go up.
GradeScan® fits behind your planer in mere inches, and can actually butt right up against the planer itself; so the leading edge of the board is being scanned while the trailing edge is still being controlled by the planer.
The Lucidyne has always made GradeScan® fit into even the most challenging layouts. We just make it happen.