JD Irving, Limited purchases a MiCROTEC CT Log for installation in its veneer sawmill, located in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada.
MiCROTEC's CT Log is a worldwide unique computed tomography scanner in the wood products industry, allowing JD Irving, Limited to scan and digitally reconstruct the internal features of their logs in 3D. Delivering the optimal cutting solution in real time, this technology is consistent with JD Irving, Limited's mission to ensure the use of 100% of every tree. The computed tomography scanner provides a complete reconstruction of the internal features of the logs, allowing the logs to be graded and sorted by quality and optimization. The CT Log solution developed by MiCROTEC's industry-leading engineers provides quality grading and virtual grading information in addition to the full 3D log description.
The newest investment is part of JD Irving, Limited's continued partnership with MiCROTEC. Beginning in 2014 with a Lucidyne scanner installation at their Dixfield, Maine, USA location, JD Irving, Limited has since installed Lucidyne scanners at their Doaktown and Kedgwick, New Brunswick, Canada locations, with another Wanescan installation at their Dixfield, Maine facility in 2023. Their recent investment of the CT Log is accompanied by a commitment of 5 MiCROTEC Logeye Stereos, which execute 360° scans during rolling, adding to the information gained before the log is sawn.
The CT Log solution and Logeye Stereo applications will be installed early 2024.
JD Irving, Limited is a producer of maple, birch and poplar wood products, headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.