ForestBucker™ Stem Scanner is a portable tree stem scanner and value optimiser.
The system will automatically scan and scale a delimbed tree and then calculate the optimal log-grade solution for the stem. ForestBucker is designed to operate at or near the tree harvesting site.
The system is designed to work with current logging equipment and machinery, from the small logging contractor to large sawmill operations.
Advantages of using the ForestBucker solution:
Get up to 20% more harvested forest value
True-shape scanning and tree length optimisation for maximum log value recovery
Easily switch to the log grades that are on order at the mills
Use proven and reliable sawmill scanning technology at the harvest location
Keep log production and quality high in all weather conditions
Securely connect all stakeholders from any location to the Web Service
Real-time production and operations overview reporting
Report on utilization, productivity and downtime causes
Access new process- and cutting-instructions from any location
Operators record downtime events
Operational statistics is automatically collected and recorded
When an internet connection is available all data is automatically synchronized to the Web Service
Profile-it 3D™ Software
Profile-it 3D™ is a Windows based software component of the ForestBucker system. It uses true-shape 3D scanning and tree-length optimisation to provide maximum log value recovery. The software remotely controls the scanner trolley to automatically scan stem properties like diameters, volume, length, sweep and wobble. Video cameras mounted on the trolley provide video and images of the stem to enable an operator to record additional stem defects.
Log Grade Manager is a Microsoft Access application used for configuring log-grades, cut-plans and process-instructions. Log Grade Manager is used to centrally manage and control output production of log products and volumes.
Links and Research
Research paper presented by Joel Scott (WAIARIKI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) at the NZIF Conference 2013 in New Plymouth New Zealand.
We develop Windows-based and Microsoft .NET Framework-based applications that integrate with databases and electronic control systems.
Our company also does Android development for the newly emerging Android market. We will develop Android applications to your specifications and requirements. As we are based in New Zealand we can develop applications that are specific to the NZ markets.