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The Wilkins family is updating the Lineal High Grader (LHG) systems at its two Pacific Northwest mills to capitalize on Deep Learning technology for improved lumber grade classification and recovery.
The new systems will be installed later this year by USNR at WKO, Carson, Wa., and Mt. Hood Forest Products, Hood River, Or.
Deep Learning technology will provide enhanced detection of knots, pith, bark, and more defects. New vision sensors, computer hardware, and the latest software load will also be installed.