Computer-controlled optimisation in cut-to-length harvesting systems and associated data flows

Computer-controlled optimisation in cut-to-length harvesting systems and associated data flows

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.