WEINIG EasyScan+ series: High performance with low investment - the new mid-range scanner from WEINIG

The WEINIG LuxscanLine EasyScan+ series is a perfect complement to the innovative and completely re-developed WEINIG LuxscanLine product range. The EasyScan+ offers the latest high-performance technology at a low price level. The combination with OptiCore software guarantees simple operation and a high degree of accuracy and reliability. At the same time, the technology ensures optimal production control and transparency in the production process.

Optimal detection of the wood features is a decisive factor for expedient optimization of the raw material. All wood features differ in their individual characteristics and their detectability for the various scanners. The modular sensor concept of the scanner is inspired by this situation. This allows WEINIG to offer each customer a customized solution.

Simple optimization is the key to efficient production. The EasyScan+ can be linked with various WEINIG machines, such as cross-cut saws, rip saws and sorting systems. The high-performance optimization allows a variety of qualities and zones to be created and combined into end products. Products and qualities are stored in the database and can be selected at any time via drag and drop. The logical user guidance of the scanner simplifies settings and can, therefore, be easily used by all personnel.

The modular design of the EasyScan+ allows various technologies to be connected with each other as modules. In accordance with customer requirements, this produces a machine with a perfect sensor concept combined with a very good price-performance ratio. The integrated laser camera enables detection of standard wood features on up to 4 sides. Color features are recorded and reliably recognized with a high-resolution camera. Not only is it possible to detect blue stain, for example, it is also possible to optimally sort by color features. Lamellae for glued panels, for example, can be classified and sorted in this way before pressing.

Sensors for curvature measurement and humidity complete the picture together with special mechanization concepts. The scanner features automatic moving cameras, for example, that position themselves automatically in accordance with the selected board width. This technology is unique in its design. Thanks to the available sensor concepts and modular design, the CombiScan+ always remains future-proof and adaptable to new challenges in production.

The use of EasyScan+ enables you to reduce labor costs while maintaining quality and increasing productivity and flexibility since the sorting criteria can be quickly and easily changed.

All machines

EasyScan+ C

High performance - low investment

  • Increased recovery since the detection accuracy of the scanner is far superior to manual marking
  • Reduced labor costs, since labor-intensive manual marking is eliminated
  • Maximum productivity thanks to automated defect detection and optimization
  • More flexible production since many different qualities and products can be produced at the same time
  • Ability to control the quality of end products according to individual customers, etc.
Detail page  EasyScan+ C

EasyScan+ S

High performance - low investment

  • Increased recovery since the detection accuracy of the scanner is far superior to manual marking
  • Reduced labor costs, since labor-intensive manual marking is eliminated
  • Maximum productivity thanks to automated defect detection and optimization
  • More flexible production since many different qualities and products can be produced at the same time
  • Ability to control the quality of end products according to individual customers, etc.
Detail page  EasyScan+ S

The WEINIG EasyScan+ series provides

  • Fast return on investment
  • Optimization of your products by value, yield or production requirements
  • Extensive real time statistics
  • Compatible with all high-performance optimizing cross-cut saws.
  • Optionally upgradeable sensor concepts (moisture measurement, shape measurement and much more)
  • Complete defect detection: Wane, knots, cracks, pith, resin pockets, blue/red stain...
  • Tested industrial sensor technology

References

Maximum performance at minimum temperatures

Satisfied management: Production Director Alain Mignault and Quality Manager Daniel Tremblay, delighted with their wood recovery, with Thierry Labetoulle from Luxscan (center)

In Chibougamau, in the far north-east of Canada, the winters are long and icy. Forestry and mining have shaped life in the region since time immemorial. However, high tech has also naturally embedded itself. 

Chantiers de Chibougamau, a subsidiary of timber construction group Nordic Structures, predominantly manufactures solid wood beams, CLT structural elements and glulam. The efficient production operation also includes the use of scanner technology. Until recently, a Luxscan C180 was operating without a hitch in 2 to 3-shift operation in the harsh environment. Based upon their positive experience with the machine, the company has turned to WEINIG once again. This time, they have opted for an EasyScan. In its latest iteration, the EasyScan+ offers detection performance on a par with WEINIG’s high-end scanners. The EasyScan+ is also equipped with a scatter laser, which enables optimal crack detection and significantly increase timber yield.

The scanner is working at Chantiers de Chibougamau in two-shift operation. The wood is checked by the camera-based system according to defined quality criteria before being sorted and fed to the two Weinig Dimter cross-cut saws. The production line operates at a speed of 225 m/min and achieves a throughfeed output of 32,000 m per shift. Thanks to the excellent detection performance, the system achieves a wood recovery of 84 percent. This represents a 20 percent increase in value creation compared with the previous model and significantly reduced losses during subsequent finger jointing. The Chantiers de Chibougamau team is completely satisfied with the new investment. A delighted Quality Manager Daniel Tremblay says: “It’s like a dream. We never have to worry about the scanner. You simply have to press start and stop and the result is a consistent product to a very high standard of quality.”

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Areas of application

Glulam

WEINIG Anwendungen

Planing glulam lamellae

 

Glulam is increasingly being used in recent years and therefore more and more importance is being given to planing glued laminated timber lamellae. This depends on achieving a glueable surface at high speed with the lowest level of chip removal. Even the curve of the timber does not make a difference, and can be kept, because the lamellae are glued afterwards and then finally planed again.

WEINIG meets this challenge with innovative machine technology. The combination of slanted horizontal spindles and floating vertical spindles allows the lamellae to be planed with a minimum of chip removal on all four sides while maintaining the curvature of the wood. These WEINIG solutions increase material yield and thus also resource efficiency.

Window production

WEINIG Anwendungen

All stages of the processes on one machine

Profiling window scantlings on the long side and the cross side of the window scantling, and shaping and drilling are carried out on the processing center that outputs the fully processed scantling. However, the moulder still has an important role in window production as it is needed for 4-sided planing of the window scantling, to remove and to profile the blank glazing bead.

The WEINIG Powermat has a special window package that was precisely designed to complete these three process steps. Using the press of a button the user can select whether the four sides should only be planed or whether the blank glazing bead should be removed as well. Safety prompts ensure that an adjustment can only be carried out when there is no work piece in the machine and that there will be no collision between the saw blade and contact pressure elements. The PowerLock system means that the machine can be retooled in a very short time so that the glazing bead can be profiled.

The WEINIG system also enables the moulder to be connected to the cross-cut saw and the processing center. Thus, WEINIG offers the ideal solution for window production because it is the safest and most efficient.

Construction timber

WEINIG Anwendungen

The importance of solid wood as a construction material has grown constantly over the last few years. This means that there are high demands on the surface quality, particularly for the visible areas. The largest area of application are beams, which are planed on 4 sides and chamfered.

Depending on your requirements, WEINIG offers the right solution, from a small machine to a large line; but they have one thing in common: a high level of flexibility because of the 90° chamfering unit.

The chamfering unit is used to produce the fourth chamfer on the beam after the other chamfers have been produced by the vertical spindles and the horizontal top spindle. The chamfering unit control means that dimensions can be changed quickly and a change in the strength of the chamfer can be made without changing the tool and simply by positioning the spindles.

With this technology WEINIG enables small companies to work with the same economy as a large organization.

Pallet production

WEINIG Anwendungen

The Euro pallet has become an indispensable resource for transporting products and goods. As a result the production of pallets is an attractive market segment. However, pallet timber is not only planed on four sides but they also have chamfers that make it easier for the forklift to pick up the pallet. WEINIG offers a very efficient solution for pallet production, namely the jumping spindle that jumps in and out of a work piece. The basis for this is precise measurement, which allows the jumping spindle to be clocked at the right moment. The parameters of the chamfer, length and position on the work piece, can be defined by the machine operator.

The WEINIG solution with exact measurement and the dynamic spindle ensures that all chamfers have the same length are in the same position on the work piece. In addition, the “dip in” and “move-out” distances are equally long. In this way WEINIG meets all requirements for producing high-quality pallets in an economical way.

Profiled mouldings

WEINIG Anwendungen

Our core competence

Profiling mouldings of all types has always been WEINIG’s core competence. Profiling includes a wide range of end products that nevertheless set the same challenges for machine technology: high levels of profile precision with excellent surface quality and regular cuttermarks.

WEINIG technology is always setting new standards in this area. The basis for this are the solid machine bases with precise machine tables and the fence at exactly the right angle to this. The superiority of the WEINIG machines is seen overall when dynamics are brought into the equation: spindles with high true running accuracy, a strong feed system and the corresponding pressure elements.

The perfect interaction of these components guarantees smooth transportation in a defined position through the machine. The result is the legendary WEINIG quality of your products: high profile precision, excellent surface quality and regular cuttermarks.