Technological Advances

Technological advances have seen log scaling take a massive leap forward with the introduction of a new device that uses acoustic science to measure log quality.

The device works by pressing a sensor against the end of the log and hitting the log with a hammer. By calculating the acoustic speed of the hit along the log, the device is able to provide an immediate and accurate measurement of the stiffness of the wood.

This information improves yields of high value wood products and gives up to a 10% increase in profit by allowing operators to measure and segregate logs by quality and value before they leave the forest site.