WS 100

Lumber Compact Scanner

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Cutting Optimization, Sorting and Grading

SMARTI WS 100 is an advanced wood scanning system for one sided inspection applications in wood processing industry. System is used for various applications requiring optimized cutting, sorting and grading of lumber or veneer in production lines. Material is scanned from one side, while supporting conveyor belt speeds of up to 500 m/min. In-house developed AI technology enables real time accurate defect and feature detection on lumber or veneer surfaces. Any desired softwood and hardwood species can be supported due to our proprietary AI detection and classification algorithms. Optimization of cutting, sorting and grading of veneer and lumber is executed in accordance with standards or rules that are custom defined by the scanner operators.

Manufacturing Optimization

Maximizing Product Quality and Capacity

Acquisition of SMARTI WS 100 enables higher production performance, while maximizing yield outputs. Our proprietary AI technology for defect/feature detection allows for faster production and ultimate end product quality. Errors are eliminated in cutting, sorting and grading production processes, therefore ensuring fully automatized and autonomous manufacturing lines. Increased production yield outputs and high performance capabilities deliver a value for initial scanner investment. One side scanning of lumber or veneer combined with in-house developed AI algorithms assure for uninterrupted production workflows. Machine can control any manufacturing line or process efficiently and completely autonomously. Customer support for all our products and solutions is guaranteed in order to support high capacity production.

Detection Options


  • Knots
    • Sound knot round
    • Sound knot splay
    • Sound knot spike
    • Dead knot round
    • Dead knot splay
    • Dead knot spike
    • Knot hole
  • Pith
  • Bark pocket
  • Resin pocket
  • Resin streak
  • Rot
  • Resin
  • Wane
  • Bark beetle
  • Lineatus
  • Cracks and splits
  • Lack of material
  •  Discolorations
    • Blue stain
    • Brown stain
    • Red stain
    • Yellow stain
  • Mold
  • Machine burning
  • Planning errors
  • Saw step
  • Dirt
  • Fibre fracture
  • Compression wood
  • Fibre deviation
  • Custom defect options

Texture/grain Orientation

  • Radial
  • Semiradial
  • Tangential

3D Measurement

  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Volume

Conveyor Belt Speed: 500+ m/min


AI and Machine Learning

SMARTI WS 100 runs with proprietary AI technology in order to facilitate accurate defect/feature detection on lumber or veneer. Machine learning is supported with controlled data inputs in a process called annotating or teaching the machine. For each wood species AI model is generated with respect to the defect/feature inputs. With such principle all softwood and hardwood species can be supported with planned or unplanned surfaces. Annotating process can be done in house or at the customer’s location by our experts. The process is based on annotating or imputing individual defects/features by marking them on scanned boards. Large enough dataset is a basis for machine learning to produce accurate and efficient AI models for detection.

Empowering Industry 4.0

Controlling Manufacturing Lines

Automatizing Production

Decentralized Multiple Scanner Control

Empowering Industry 4.0

Controlling Manufacturing Lines

Automatizing Production

Decentralized Multiple Scanner Control

Software Interface

UI With Extensive Features

User friendly interface via touch screen terminal for scanner control.

Boards are displayed in real time with all defects/features detected along with other relevant information.

Work set rules for cutting and sorting for defect/feature detection are pre-set to support standards or set by user.

Users can view individual boards scanned in a historical database and create various reports.

Extensive statistics and simulations for seeing would-be outputs on already scanned boards.

Different user rights in order to control and protect manufacturing process.