Roundwood Measurement & Defect Detection

Timspect automatically ensures that you pay for your raw material according to received volume and quality. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.   

Robust & Accurate Measurement Without Human Intervention

Timspect automates the measurement and quality inspection of roundwood and wood chips loaded on trucks. The patented image processing technology is built on decades of development work done by the missile technology development team at SAAB.

 

Today, more than 20 pulp mills and sawmills are trusting our system day and night in their wood Supply Chain. Timspect is a turnkey system that includes all hardware and software to measure and inspect your wood supply and it can easily be adapted to new territories with our proven validation process. 

Our main mission is to automate the entire measurement and inspection process and we are working continuously to find new areas that can be automated. Today, the volume measurement is automated, and we have started to explore the possibilities to automate quality inspection as well via machine learning.

Why Timspect?

Reliability

Transport companies want to utilize their fleet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. By accepting deliveries around the clock, our customers can secure their wood supply while their suppliers can plan their logistics efficiently. Timspect is equipped with illumination and heating/cooling facilities to enable uninterrupted operations in snow, sun and rain conditions.

No human intervention

Timspect is helping you reduce error rates and labor costs thanks to its high level of automation. When humans need to rest, Timspect will continue working with constant accuracy around the clock. This will save money and increase production capacity.

Future proven technology

All logic of the system is software based, which means that new functionalities can easily be developed without any hardware upgrades. For you, as a customer, this means that Timspect supports your future Supply Chain developments and customer specific customizations can be implemented in short timeframes. All hardware components are available off-the-shelf to ensure short lead times and future availability. 

Capacity

The speed of measurement is key for mills with large production volumes to reduce expensive waiting time. With Timspect, they are able to measure at least 30 trucks per hour.

How it Works

Our sensors scan the truck as it passes through the gantry.  The software is then dynamically identifying the load on the truck via a set of unique algorithms. A 3D-model called point cloud is generated and, at the same time, 2D images are grabbed for further image processing. The captured data is used by our software to calculate the volume, dimensions, diameters, defects etc. 

Everything is processed in less than 30 seconds.

All data is exchanged to external systems via our REST API. 

Functionality Covering all Aspects of the Supply Chain

Framed volume

Log diameter

Solid volume

Manual quality inspection

Log length

Automatic quality inspection

Some of our Customers

“BillerudKorsnäs works actively with suppliers at the leading edge of technology in our ambition to provide and develop a sustainable pulpwood supply. We chose CIND owing to their solution which utilises unique stereo camera technology. In part for the compact camera equipment solution, in part because of the innovative development possibilities afforded by automatic volume calculation of pulpwood stacks on a vehicle,”

Stig Jonsson, Senior Specialist Wood Logistics at BillerudKorsnäs

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