Current dangle-head processor measuring systems used in logging operations are prone to a number of problems including component wear and inaccuracies due to inconsistencies in bark thickness, density, and texture. This project aims to mitigate the majority of these issues by implementing a contactless measuring system that utilizes computer vision. With no moving parts, components will be replaced less often, reducing downtime and losses. A measuring system that uses computer vision also creates the possibility of future work involving tree species classification and quality control checks. Axis Forestry Inc. is looking to bring modern, intelligent technologies to a vital industry in Canada that can improve overall operator efficiency and optimize tree usage for less waste.
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