Maximum Value Recovery

Our automated system gives you higher grading for each board, more consistently, at a faster pace.

Consistent Accuracy

Our lumber grading optimizer doesn’t have a bad day. It doesn’t get tired or distracted. It gives the maximum grade, every time.

Rapid Return on Investment

Most of our clients see payback of their investment within 6 months.

“I have personally been directly involved with 3 separate installations of VAB Grading Optimizers. We have received an outstanding response to our service and support needs. We are achieving our goals in maximizing the value of the lumber products we produce each shift. And finally, VAB was the least intrusive option and was installed seamlessly.”

Trever Reed, General Manager, Edgewood Forest Products, Inc.

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Features

  • Increases the amount of Premium grades.
  • Increases the amount of #2 and better.
  • Decreases the amount of #3 and Economy grade.
  • Decreases  Trim Loss (more wood volume).
  • Reduces the need for labor.
  • Simplifies installation with its small foot print and integration into existing production lines.
  • Increases production by eliminating the time required by manual graders to analyze boards.
  • Manages multiple grades in one recipe.

Technical Specs

  • Lumber size: 1 x 3 to 1 x 6, 2 x 3 to 2 x 10, 3 x 3 and 4 x 4
  • Lumber length: 4 to 20 feet
  • Scan density: 0.25 inch
  • Speed: Unlimited
  • Length measurement accuracy: 0.060 inch
  • Size measurement accuracy: 0.005 inch
  • Wane measurement accuracy: 0.015 inch
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The Success of our Clients Has Been Featured in Industry Magazines

"Our trim loss has been reduced by over 50 per cent. Our J-grade production, which is our best value, jumped from two percent to as high as seven percent, which obviously makes a big difference."

Daryl StastookFoothills Forest Products
Wood Business Magazine Article

"There are no moving parts. It just runs."

Kevin SextonSexton Lumber
Canadian Forest Industries Magazine Article

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