Making sawmills succeed.

Buzzard® – AI that revolutionises board scanning

We exist to make our customers perform better!

FinScan is on a mission to make sawmills more profitable. Using the latest scanning technology and AI-boosted software solutions, we unlock the maximum value of the most precious commodity in the business – raw materials. The use of data will transform everything. Put simply, our customers can move from cut-to-stock to cut-to-demand.

Our unique technology is now boosted with Buzzard® artificial intelligence. This software, with artificial neural networks, allows the system to be programmed to learn and adapt to the unique operating environment of each sawmill.

As a member of the Microtec Group, a global leader in the wood scanning industry, FinScan has a solution for every sawmill.

Technology that makes a difference

By using a data-driven optimisation approach, every sawmill can improve its competitiveness, quality and sales value.

  • Knowing what’s inside every log enables cut-on-demand.
  • Software for the centralised data management of logs, patterns and best use creates a unique fingerprint for all material.
  • Artificial intelligence significantly improves defect detection and the speed of image processing.
  • Software-based, machine-strength grading significantly improves yield of value-added products.
  • Artificial intelligence-based enhancements accumulate and enable a sawmill to continuously improve its performance.

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“The speed and quality of grading have increased.”
”We’ve received fantastic service and high value yield.”
”Our losses have decreased and quality has clearly improved.”
“The system works well and both the quality and service are good.”
”This investment has really increased our production capacity.”
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