Raptor provided scanning and optimization for Gilbert Smith’s HewSaw with the LogScanner. Three sensors were placed on the HewSaw infeed that measure the profile of each log as they pass through the scan zone. The logs are scanned with 400 profiles per second. Each profile contains up to 640 scan points. The optimization software processes thousands of possible decisions for each log to find the highest value solution. The system then sends that information to the control system to position the log and carry out the cut plan.