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Why photo-optical wood measurement is the future

Why photo-optical wood measurement is the future

Report by Poznan University Forestry Experimental Station in Murowana Goślina, Poland.

Many people, especially foresters seeing photo-optical measurement equipment for the first time reacts very skeptically. Questions are often asked: Will the system correctly measure and distribute wood? After all, traditional measurement works, so why change it? Or statements: Marking the outline of a stack in application is like painting with crayons, it is something that kids can play with.

As Timbeter users, knowing well what kind of benefits it brings, we understand that this is all due to bias. Photo-optical wood measurement is the system of the future. Why? Photo-optical measurement helps to overcome any raw material shortages and makes sure that you don’t have to worry about inspections. Everyone knows that traditional measurement by different people gives slightly different results. In fact, each and every measurement usually differs somewhat. Thus, the supervising engineer receives different measurement results than the forester, despite using the same standards. With Timbeter both sides have a clear digital proof about each measurement. The only elements for possible evaluation are the reference and the pile outline.

The same is the case with wood buyers. When a marketing specialist calls and asks for pictures of a woodpile, there’s no need to drive up to the mill. Just log into the system, where you can instantly find a picture and parameters of each pile. However, what is most appreciated is the ability to show the customer that the wood has been objectively measured by a mobile device, and that no data has been lost after the report has been issued/printed.

Timbeter for the field worker is a device for measuring timber in a transparent and easy way. The user very quickly begins to appreciate the efficient measurement and the ability to finalize or edit the measurement in the car or office. The API integration will make this process even easier as all the data is in one place and you won’t have to switch applications. For management, it is a way to optimize resources, better organize work, easy control and even better warehouse management.