Log optimization for each stem segment.

The StemScanner is the evolution of Raptor’s log scanning and optimization moved upstream to tackle the requirements of the Merchandiser. The system supports single or multiple linear scan zones to build a 3D model of the stem at high production speeds. Scan density is determined by the sensor of choice with typical resolutions in the range of ½” to 2” between slices.


  • Board wane set up matching Raptors log optimization
  • Route specific log solutions to the preferred downstream machine center
  • Supports single or multiple saws
  • Stationary and/or flying saws with configurable range constraints
  • Calculates allowable cut combinations that can be weighted
  • Full log optimization for each stem segment created
  • Intuitive results screen with 3D graphics and critical solution information
  • Quick access to solution diagnostics with graphical tools for analysis
  • Browser-based user interface. Accessible by tablet or any connected device


Sensors Line scan up to 5,000 Hz, visible line for indoor applications, near-infrared available for outdoor applications
Sensor configurations      Single or multi zones. Option for two, three or four scan heads per zone. Indoor and outdoor designs
Operating System Windows 10
Data Storage SQL Server
PLC Interface ControlLogix