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Milestones of Innovation

 

Setting standards in the wood industry since 1980.

1980

AG体育APP下载 was founded on March 20, 1980, by Paul Durst, Hansjörg Thaler and Federico Giudiceandrea

1981

Introduction of the Intel 8080 microprocessor for the numeric process control

First introduction of a personal computer (Apple II) for the numeric process control

1982

Development and introduction of infrared multiplex technology to create fine definition light grids

1983

Integration of all control components such as micro­processors, memory, video and keyboard control drives on the single-board industrial computer MiCROVIC

1984

Video Interface Controller

1985

Introduction of the world's first laser light triangulation technique for 3D reconstruction of wood surface

1986

First bucking and sorting automation

1989

Introduction of the graphic user interface and the mouse (Atari)

1990

1990

Development of real-time software driver units for automation on PCs

1992

Development of a digital image processor based on parallel computing

1994

Development of the first scanner for detection of defects on the wood structure

1995

Introduction of X-ray technology to support the image process in recognizing knots (Goldeneye)

1996

Development of a high-speed image processing system, SHAPE, featuring up to 400 images per second and laser light triangulation techniques for measuring the full profile of logs in a high-speed sorting line

1997

Development and introduction of the laser scattering effect to recognize wood defects by using the characteristics of the wood's fiber direction

1999

Introduction of the first contactless board strength sorting system (Goldeneye 80/1), featuring X-ray technology based on neural networks

2000

2001

First tests with X-ray computer tomography and development of a radioscopy scanner to recognize the inner features of logs using multiple X-ray projections

2004

Introduction of the compact 3D scanner module Discan, which combines laser triangulation, differential shadow-scanning and laser scattering

Development of the first transverse quality scanner Qscan, using the laser scattering effect

2005

Presentation of the ID Scan to track lumber at any point of the production line, thanks to its optical fingerprint

2007

Presentation of the worldwide new Multi-Sensor Quality Scanner system for logs, Logeye

2008

At the research and testing institute for forestry FVA in Freiburg, Germany, CT Log is officially presented

2009

Goldeneye 500, a compact and high technology quality scanner developed to satisfy requests of producers of wood components

Development of the high-performance Multi-Sensor Traverse Quality Scanner Goldeneye 900 featuring X-ray scanning over the whole board length

2009

Crometic: Development of a high performance CMOS Sensor (Generation 1)

2010

2011

Presentation of CT Log, the first industrial High-Speed Computed Tomograph

Introduction of Optiglue, for the control of the application of glue and finger joints 

Inkline, a modular marking system to print chop positions, quality marks and for lumber tracking

2012

The Goldeneye 600 series is born and placed on the market as an innovative Multi-Sensor Quality Scanner for rip optimization

2013

Digital Crometic sensors featuring Full HD images at ultra-high speed

New low power X-ray technology for efficient and safe operations

2015

Development of Goldeneye 600, a solution to scan and repair defect in wood panels

2015

WoodEye, a Swedish scanner producer for remanufacturing applications, is acquired

2016

Development of the Logeye Fingerprint X-ray technology, which recognizes CT-scanned logs at saw infeed

Introduction of Goldeneye 800 featuring Multi-View X-ray technology for high-speed applications up to 1.200 m/min (4.000 ft/min)

2018

Image flow processing for virtual encoders and log rotation control

2018

Purchase of the Finnish sawmill scanner manufacturer FinScan

2019

Introduction of Digital Fingerprint Concept and Installation of deep learning AI into all quality scanning systems

2020

AG体育APP下载 Mill Manager - a control suite for all scanning & optimization systems in your mill

2020

AG体育APP下载 celebrates 40 years in business with a major expansion and renovation of its headquarters in Bressanone

2020

AG体育APP下载 acquires Lucidyne Technologies, Inc., an American company producing scanning technologies for the wood product industry

2021

Incorporation of AG体育APP下载 Linköping (former WoodEye) and AG体育APP下载 Espoo (former FinScan) into the AG体育APP下载 family

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