In this video, our resident sawmill scanning expert Joey Nelson walks you through the basics of scanning in the sawmill. He’ll answer questions like:

  • How does laser scanning and sawmill optimization work?

  • Why do sawmills want to have scanning? What’s the benefit?

  • Where does scanning take place in the sawmill? What machine centers utilize scanning?

  • What different kinds of scanning are used? How are they different?

  • What’s the current state of the art for sawmill scanning?

Joey will also give you a brief rundown of what to expect in episodes 2 through 5 of our Sawmill Scanning Series. If you are new to the industry, or interested in bringing scanning and optimization to your mill, this video is for you.