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A Quick Look at How Primary Breakdown Optimization Works in a Sawmill

POSTED 07/26/2021

Watch this short video on how logs are processed in the sawmill for the best sawing pattern. Primary Breakdown is the most critical process in a sawmill. It helps the sawmill decide the volume of sellable lumber in each log. Traditionally, this process involved manual guesswork and can be extremely subjective and imprecise. The use of 3D machine vision scanners was a breakthrough that helped propel them to become one of the most digitally advanced industries in the world.