The detection performance of scanners is constantly improving. Installation of these high-tech devices is now almost a matter of “plug and play”. The example of Möbelwerke A. Decker demonstrates how it all works.
At Decker, wood arrives as raw boards and leaves the factory as a modern piece of furniture. Managing Director Andreas Decker: “We are the only furniture manufacturer to offer such high value creation: We produce furniture entirely out of solid wood and even manufacture the solid wood panels used ourselves.” The company is constantly investing in new machinery to remain at the cutting edge of technology. “Based upon our many years of successful collaboration, we opted for systems from the WEINIG Group,” explains Head of Production Rainer Weitzenbürger. In summer 2016, the customer commissioned a CombiScan Evo C200 and a ProfiPress T “Next Generation”. The CombiScan detects unwanted wood features and forwards the data to the OptiCut 450 Quantum high-performance cross-cutting system. The OptiCore Direct visualization displays the scanner results including the required crosscuts. The scanner has four-sided laser and color cameras. “Due to the high resolution, the scanner detects color defects such as sapwood or redheart extremely reliably. In the latest version, we have improved width measurement, which is particularly beneficial for panel production,” says Jörn Dittgen of Luxscan. The scanner is equipped with laser sensors as well as lasers to detect diagonal cracks (Angle-Cracks Module – ACM). Thanks to the use of four specially positioned lasers, the ACM is able to obtain decisive additional information for detecting diagonal cracks. Commissioning was simple: “The scanner worked almost at the push of a button,” says Weitzenbürger. (Source: Holzkurier)