Computer-controlled Optimisation in Cut-to-length Harvesting Systems and Associated Data Flows
Jim Priddle - 2005
Machine optimisation and data collection is a routine part of Scandinavian harvesting without which much of the planning and efficiency could not be achieved.
The process of placing values on logs is the method used to ensure that the processing facilities receive the range of lengths and diameters that they require to fill orders from their sales section. These values are determined by the processing facility and passed on to the harvesting section, along with requested amounts, where they are put into a cutting instruction, simulated to determine the planned outcome and then passed onto the contractor to cut the forest.
The actual result is sent back to the harvesting section so that any adjustments can be made and arrangements made to transport the logs to the processor that placed the order.