EasyScan+ S: High performance - low investment
In the S Version of the EasyScan+, WEINIG is renewing its engagement in the area of high-performance scanners for sorting and grading. The EasyScan+ S covers all sorting applications. Like the C version, the system allows additional information such as shape, moisture, etc. to be included. The repeatable accuracy of the optimization also increases sorting precision. Fluctuations in quality caused by human error are a thing of the past.
Simple optimization is the key to efficient production. The high-performance optimization software allows a variety of qualities and zones to be created and combined into multiple end products. The products and qualities are stored in a database and can be selected at any time via drag and drop. The logical user interface of the scanner simplifies settings in a visual way providing simple operation for all.
With its various sensor options, the scanner can be adapted to customer requirements, guaranteeing ideal results every time. Whether hardwood or softwood, window scantlings or glulam, profiles or panels, furniture production or cladding boards, this scanner allows you to achieve optimal results every time.
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
The WEINIG EasyScan+ S provides
- Increased recovery since the detection accuracy of the scanner is far superior to manual sorting
- 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.
- Increased quality of end products
Sorting explained simply
Step 1: LuxscanLine scanners are based upon various sensors, such as laser and color cameras or X-ray*. Your WEINIG expert will define the right sensors and the best combination of these, harmonized with wood types, surface properties and customer requirements. Our objective is to achieve the best possible quality of information for the required application.
Step 2: Image processing is handled by the highly sophisticated OptiCore software. This detects and identifies defects as well as color deviations on the board. The ideally adapted sensor data ensures optimal data processing and defect detection.
Step 3: Optimization via the high-performance OptiCore software calculates the best solution during sorting. In doing so, it takes into account the various customer requests and requirements. Based upon the precise board data calculated during image processing, the board is sorted in accordance with customer requirements. This allows a virtually unlimited number of qualities and products to be defined. Thus, even complex products can be ideally sorted. This allows the creation of almost any type of end product.
The sensors: The key to success
All sensors are ideally protected by a dust-proof housing. Our laser cameras are installed in every system as standard. With the fastest speed available on the market, these guarantee a high resolution and optimal results. Performance is continually improving through continuous development of this industrial sensor system. This technology detects defects such as knots, pith, cracks, etc. A sophisticated laser system also reliably detects 3D surface defects, such as holes and wane.
In addition, optional color cameras improve the scanner's detection. Higher resolutions, both in the longitudinal and transversal direction detect color defects, as well as cracks and insect holes, more reliably than ever before. Different versions of the color camera ensure the ideal scanner performance for every application.
OptiLink: Ideal optimization via connected processes.
Using multiple, complex production processes has always been a difficult task. Linking various applications and production lines complicates the flow of information. OptiLink was developed to optimize production management by centralizing the information. With a single access point to all information, just-in-time production is no longer a complex challenge. OptiLink decreases operator errors and reduces the inventory of semi-finished goods. A further benefit is the quick and simple data management with regard to ERP systems. This even allows production of single-item batches thanks to sophisticated statistical functions. Although OptiLink was originally developed purely for linking cross-cut scanners and rip scanners, it is now possible to connect many other cutting-related machines.
Layout suggestions for EasyScan+ S
The EasyScan+ S is suitable for almost any type of sorting line.
Options for extension
Fiber analysis: Maximum cutting accuracy
An essential component of optimizing recovery and value creation is a precise cutting position, particularly with finger jointed products. The "dual scatter" system, comprising a line laser and a dot laser, enables this precision.
Automatic camera positioning and processing of decreasing widths
The automatic camera positioning moves all cameras into the ideal position, thus guaranteeing optimal picture quality and resolution. It also prevents operator error, thus reducing production losses to a minimum.
Front-end scanner: Quality control the easy way
The front-end scanner is installed behind a cross-cut saw. It scans the cut parts from both sides. This allows defects inside the boards, such as pith, to be detected via their contrast. This information is used for subsequent sorting of products for finger jointing or shared profiles and forwarding of these to a new ejector.
ShapeScan: Reliable detection of curvature and warping
The ShapeScan is the ideal option when it comes to detecting a particular curvature and warping as a defect. The cupping can also be optionally measured. The ShapeScan T can calculate the curvature or warping via sensors in the cross conveyor.
Marking station: Marking of cuts and grades
A marking station is the ideal solution for connecting a scanner to one or more existing cross-cut saws if the operator wants to avoid complex mechanization or direct data connection is not possible. Cuts, qualities and twisting is imprinted on each board so that these are forwarded to the saw free from defects.
OptiLink: Ideal optimization via connected processes.
Using complex production processes has always been a difficult task. Linking various applications and production lines complicates the flow of information.
Menu for technology connoisseurs
Angara Plus from Bratsk, Siberia, manufactures solid wood components for furniture production on a large scale. The company recently commissioned its second fully-automated production line. WEINIG Concept designed the tailor made solution.
The Russian wood sector is characterized by complex requirements. Tailoring industrial systems requires partners who understand project business. WEINIG Concept is a proven specialist in the field with a worldwide reputation. Something Angara Plus also appreciates. Having been very satisfied with the fully-automated production line for solid wood panels purchased in 2013, the company also turned to WEINIG as its first choice when it came to expanding its operations with a production line for finger-jointed products. What was required was a complete process ranging from checking wood humidity and cutting out defects to cutting fixed lengths, finger jointing, block gluing and destacking. The complete provider WEINIG was able to present a convincing solution. This included the integration of the ultra-fast OptiCut 450 Quantum optimizing cross-cut saw, the EasyScan+ 200 C scanner system and two Powermat moulders that deliver particularly high performance. The centerpiece of the production line, however, is the Turbo S-1000 short timber finger-jointing line with an output of up to 200 parts per minute. The process stage is completed by a ProfiPress C 6100 L high-frequency press. Naturally, the entire automation comes from the WEINIG Group. The production line is designed for 300 production days per year. To achieve maximum machine availability, the production line was equipped with a remote maintenance system. This allows the WEINIG technicians to assist where necessary without having to travel.
Photo: High spirits in Moscow WEINIG CSO Gregor Baumbusch (right) and Angara Plus Managing Director Vladimir Kashishin (2nd left) celebrate the progress of the project with the team
Maximum performance at minimum temperatures
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.”