Based in Maine, Pleasant River Lumber took the economic downturn to add more optimization and vision technology to the mill. Having worked with Autolog before, an automation integrator based in Quebec, Pleasant River Lumber turned to them to maximize the facility’s improvement. Autolog incorporated Hermary’s DPS-824CV scanners, which output both 3D geometric and colour scans of the log. The scanners were mounted transversely using an existing setup. The ease of installation prevented the mill from any downtime. The scanners replaced human inspection and helped identify any unqualified lumber from being shipped out of the mill. The family-run mill turned the labour-intensive process around with Hermary’s machine vision technology.