Timber industry

Inventory of Timber Yards and Wood Chip Piles

Our software is able to automatically detect, delimit and measure the gross volume of individual stacks and piles as well as in full terminals.

The system provides considerably higher scaling accuracy in comparison to manual estimation.

Cind’s automatic system provides access to continuous scaling data – hour by hour, day by day. This allows for stock control and more effective production control.

The scaling area can be partitioned for different products, wood types or different degrees of compaction in wood chip piles.

Simple installation. The system communicates via WiFi which minimises the need for cabling, etc. The system is factory-calibrated and all future calibration is done automatically.

Terminal lighting is often placed on high-mast lighting (15-20 metres). These masts are ideal for installing camera pairs. The number of cameras required to cover the whole terminal is determined on a case by case basis and is contingent on, among other things, the size of the terminal and the poles’ height and positioning.

How it works

  1. Cind’s system utilises stereoscopic cameras to construct a complete 3D model of the terminal, which makes volume scaling via a user-interface possible for marked stacks and piles.
  2. Depending on the version, the scaling can be done manually with a monitor or fully automatically.
  3. Owing to the creation of a complete 3D model of the whole terminal, the software is able to automatically detect, delimit and measure the gross volume of individual stacks and piles as well as in full terminals.
  4. An operator can then further refine the results by supplementing factors and information per area within the model as regards wood type, compaction, etc.