Microtec to supply a sawn timber quality scanner to Koskisen’s new wood processing unit


Microtec will supply Koskisen‘s new wood processing unit with a Finscan quality scanner for the green sorting line of side boards. The scanner utilizes artificial intelligence technology developed by Microtec, among other things, to improve the identification of knots, rot and wane.

The delivery is a continuation of the long-term cooperation between Koskisen Oy and Microtec, for example in the measurement of the quality of sawn timber.

Geared towards eco-efficiency and a 40% increase in productivity

Koskisen will carry out an investment in Kärkölä worth EUR 48 million, with production scheduled to start up in summer 2023. The new unit’s annual production will initially be 400,000 cubic metres of softwood sawn timber.

 The starting point for Koskisen’s integrated mechanical wood processing operations in Järvelä is high eco-efficiency and the highest possible utilisation of the wood material.

 “The new production line will increase sawmilling productivity by up to 40% and enable the utilisation of a broader range of log diameters. This will allow us to offer our customers new products, and the wood raw material can be used even more effectively for end products that store carbon for a long time,” explains Koskisen Sawn Timber Industry Director Tommi Sneck.

Read the whole Koskisen release about the project

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