Proceedings of ScanTech 2001
The Ninth International Conference
On Scanning Technology and Process Optimization
For The Wood Industry
November 4-6, 2001
Holiday Inn, Seattle International Airport
Seattle, Washington, USA
Sponsored By Wood Machining Institute
In Cooperation with Forest Products Society
And The International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Table of Contents
|Message from the Conference Chairman
|Conference Organizing Committee
|Biographical Information About the Speakers
|Is Technology Adequate for Effective
Scanning and Process Optimization? Rolf Birkeland, Professor, Department of Forest Sciences, Agricultural
University of Norway, Aas, Norway.
SESSION 1. LOG SCANNING AND
|Optimization of Wood Raw Material
Conversion Through The Supply Chain.
Arto Usenius, Professor, VTT Building and Transport, Finland.
|The Implications of Using a CT-Based
Scanner for Log Breakdown Optimization.
Tim Rayner, R&D Director, WoodVision, InVision Technologies, Inc.,
Newark, CA, USA.
|Automatic Detection of Pith and Annual
Rings on Industrial Computed Tomography Log Images.
Jean-Philippe Andreu and Alfred Rinnhofer, Joanneum Research,
Institute of Digital Image Processing, Graz, Austria.
|Using External Log Characteristics to
Predict Internal Log Quality.
Laszlo Orbay, Jan Brdicko, Forintek Canada Corp., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
|3D Log Scanning for Carriages, Lineal
Curved Cants and Other Applications.
Barry Dashner, LMI Technologies, Inc., Delta B.C., Canada.
|3D Log Scanning On the Headrig
Jeff Franklin, Vice President, Inovec, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, USA
|Developments in 3D Scanning and
Optimization: Laser Radar and Carriage Application.
Chris Blomquist, Perceptron, Plymouth, MI, USA.
SESSION 2. LUMBER AND CUT
|Real-Time Value Optimization of Edging
and Trimming Operations for Rough, Green Hardwood Lumber.
Daniel L. Schmoldt, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education,
and Extension Service; Hang Song, Dept. of Computer Science,
Arizona State University; Philip A. Araman, USDA Forest Service,
Southern Research Station.
|Automatic Scanning of Rough Lumber for
Edging and Trimming.
Lynn Abbott, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Virginia Tech; Daniel L. Schmoldt, USDA Cooperative
State Research, Education, and Extension Service; Philip A. Araman,
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station; Sang-Mook Lee,
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
|3D and Scatter Measurements at More
than 2,000 Board Feet/Minute Using CMOS Vision.
Karl Gunnarsson, Vice President, Integrated Vision Products, Inc.,
|Advances in Four Sided Cell Scan System
Application in Primary and Secondary Wood Processing.
G. (Sandy) Mullin, President, Dennis Cope, Manager, Scanning
Products Division, Barr Mullin, Inc., Raleigh North Carolina, USA.
|Ulti-Vision Scanners: Case
LeRoy Cothrell, President, Ultimizers Inc., Boring, Oregon, USA.
SESSION 3. DEFECT DETECTION
AND GRADING SYSTEMS
|Grade Scanning in Sawmill and Planning
Sam Pope, COE Manufacturing Co., Portland, Oregon, USA.
|Evaluation of an Automated Hardwood
Lumber Grading System.
D. Earl Kline1, Philip A. Araman2, Chris Surak3, 1Department of
Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,
Virginia; 2USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station,
Thomas M. Brooks Forest Products Center, Blacksburg, Virginia;
3Graduate Student, Department of Wood Science and Forest Products,
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
|Predicting the Strength of Sawn
Products by Industrial X-ray Scanning of Norway Spruce Saw Logs.
Johan Oja1, Bo Källsner2, Stig Grundberg3, 1Forintek Canada Corp.,
2Swedish Institute For Wood Technology Research, 3Luleå University
of Technology, Sweden.
|Determining Lumber Strength with Radio
Philip H. Steele and Jerome E. Cooper, Department of Forest Products,
Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University,
Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA.
|Ramifications and Implications of
Various Color-based Optical Scanning Approaches.
J.W. Funck, D.A. Butler, C.C. Brunner, J.B. Forrer, Forest Products
Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
|Scanning for Textural Surface Defects -
A Robust System for Hardwood Parquet Inspection.
Wolfgang Polzleitner, Gert Schwingshakl, Sensotech Research and
Development, Gratz, Austria.
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