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lengthscan-vidA wood products application designed by Concept Systems. It eliminates unnecessary waste with your bucksaws. By providing length-based solutions, accurate to ± 1 inch, operators are able to make more precise bucking decisions faster. This improved accuracy enables operators to better use the stem, minimizing trim waste. Furthermore, with accurate length information, the stem can be processed such that trim waste is taken off the small end, salvaging volume at the large end. Mills using LengthScanPro have reported production increases of 5 percent, based on improved operator decision times and reduced waste.


Concept Systems provides state-of-the-art Headrig Carriage Control Systems designed for the wood products industry, but with the capability to be applied to applications in other industries. Each system is customized to your operator interface and is comprised of 100 percent off-the-shelf components. The combination of high-resolution scanning and advanced optimization provides a package unparalleled in the industry. Operator log-in features allow each worker to have their own function configurations for the handles and foot switch. An automatic slabber control minimizes the number of buttons an operator needs to manage. The controls are written in ladder logic to allow for plant maintenance and support. It is a modern carriage control system for today’s high-tech mills.


GradeMarkPro is a cross-industry technology that provides a flexible and high-speed grade printing solution for many of Concept Systems’ customers. In the wood products industry GradeMarkPro is designed to print customized grade information on wood at speeds of 200 lugs/minute (433 fpm). The technology was originally designed for the unique demands of the planer mill environment. Features in this application includes a one-button changeover that minimizes setup time, a 3/8-inch standoff distance that provides a safe operating distance for the printheads, and a fully configurable print layout. With these features, and more, GradeMarkPro has the flexibility to ensure your board-marking needs are met.


Created for the wood products industry, BoardMark offers staple-free barcode application on board ends. This revolutionary board-marking system is designed to print barcodes directly onto the end of boards or a similar material. This is achieved by first laying down a thin coat of UV curable ink to act as a substrate for the actual barcode, preventing the ink from being absorbed by the wood fibers. The BoardMark-LB is a direct application of preprinted barcode labels on boards. It applies to any surface, including splits and rough-cut ends. The result is a simple, reliable, low-cost and low-maintenance solution for your barcoding needs.


Concept Systems originally designed BoardHound, which was to be used in the wood products industry to track measurable realtime data with speeds up to 3,000 fpm. BoardHound is a cross-industry product that is configurable to similar applications in any industry.

boardhound-vidIn wood products applications, BoardHound reliably tracks board information from your planer/edger to your trimmer. It does this by applying a series of invisible fluorescent marks on the wood at speeds up to 3,000 fpm as it travels through the sensing equipment. BoardHound then reads the marks back off the wood at the trimmer infeed and correlates the original measurement with the board. BoardHound is capable of tracking all manner of data such as detailed stress information and moisture. Since each mark defines a record number, not the actual data, there is no practical limit to the amount of information that can be tracked with each board. The type of data that can be tracked: stress, moisture, thickness/width, optimizer solutions. If you can measure it, BoardHound can track it.