Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Slicing logs

Scanning technology is an interesting machine vision niche, and it’s one where there seems a preponderance of Canadian companies.

Why should this be?

Well Canada has a large lumber industry, and 3D scanning systems help maximize the utilization of every tree trunk. To see how this is done, take a look at the website of Hermary Opto Electronics. This British Columbia-based manufacturer of laser scanning systems has an interesting product family and some fascinating movies. These show graphically how a knowledge of the geometry, plus color or grayscale information, help maximize yield.

And if you want to improve your knowledge of scanning methods, there are some useful diagrams on their Scanner Technology page.

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