Log Batch Cutting Optimization in a sawmill 


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Batch Optimization

The Pi3

Log Batch Cutting Optimization in a sawmill

The Pi3 (beta) optimizer solves the problem:
What is the best way to cut a given batch of logs into timber of a given size?
The target of optimization is to minimize log consumption and maximize timber yield.

1. The program finds the optimal log diameter for each specific timber size. To reach the goal, a series of log sizes is recalculated and the highest percentage of timber output is set. The process of finding the corresponding log is repeated for each timber size specified by the production program.

2. The optimal cutting pattern for a given timber for a given log is calculated.