FinScan product portfolio

FinScan offers solutions for every sawmill. We have joined forces with a leading manufacturer of wood scanner technologies – Microtec. We are making the most of this opportunity to establish a competitive edge and profitability for our customers with a wider range of possibilities.
Our unique technology is now being boosted by Buzzard artificial intelligence. This software, which features neural networks, allows the system to be programmed to learn and adapt to the unique operating environment of each sawmill.

FinScan sells Microtec products in Finland, Russia, the Baltics, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

To find your local Microtec representative in other countries, contact the Microtec sales team. Introduce yourself with Microtec products

Board Scanners

Finscan NOVA

Finscan NOVA is the board scanner which sets the standard for sawmill scanners. It is a combination of the most advanced electronics and hardware and the best AI software. While technically simple and easy to maintain, Finscan NOVA’s performance is now better than ever before with proven value yield of over 96% at high speeds.
Every new Finscan NOVA is operated by Buzzard® artificial intelligence with defect detection. The Buzzard® AI drives Finscan NOVA to grade the lumber with a great accuracy. Buzzard® also reduces ghost detection by more than 90%.


MOISTSPY is a continuous-measurement moisture scanner which verifies the results of the drying process using microwave technology with 4- to 8-point scanning. It scans the moisture content of every board without physical contact.

Since MOISTSPY measures the moisture of individual boards instead of average moisture, drying errors can be detected more accurately than ever before. When paired with the NOVA board scanner, MOISTSPY measures each board at a speed of up to 240 boards per minute.

MOISTSPY scans a wide range of board sizes from 75 mm up, with thicknesses of 15-100 mm. The scanner does not need re-calibration or for the line to be stopped when switching board sizes. MOISTSPY is the most versatile moisture scanner on the market.


ENDSPY is a board-end analyser for sawmill applications in green grading, final grading or remanufacturing plants.

EndSpy can easily be combined with our NOVA grading system, but it can also be used as a standalone analyser of green or dry lumber. With the NOVA system, EndSpy system has good correlation with Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) and Modulus of Rupture (MOR) strength values.


FinScan Strength Grading

The completely new sawn timber strength calculation software developed by FinScan was approved in 2019 at a meeting of the CEN group for use in mechanical strength grading in accordance with standard EN 14081.

The novelty and advantage of the system is that as a fully software-based solution it can be installed directly on all NOVA systems and on almost all old HD systems in use without any changes to the electronics or sawmill mechanics.

FinScan Strength grading can be used in final and green sorting as well as in planed timber sorting. It has options for North American ALS/CLS sorting and for Japanese JAS.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021!

We would like to thank you for our cooperation this year, and wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021! This year, we have donated our gift funds to the Good Holiday Spirit campaign in Finland. With the proceeds of the campaign,...

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