WS 2000

Lumber Cross Scanner

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Applications

Cutting Optimization, Sorting and Grading

smarti WS 2000 is a transversal high performance wood scanning system for lumber processing applications. Scanner can be used for optimized cutting, sorting and grading of lumber in high speed transversal manufacturing processes. Machine supports conveyor belt speeds up to 500 m/min and can detect defects/features on any softwood or hardwood species with planned or unplanned surfaces. In-house developed AI technology assures for reliable and accurate visual detection in real time from all sides of the board, with face ring orientation detection as an option. X-ray scanning is optional to detect defects and features of lumber in its core, while also grading the strength. Optimization of cutting, sorting and grading is carried in accordance with standards or customized rules.

Production Optimization

Higher Yield and Performance

Implementation of smarti WS 2000 will allow for faster and more efficient production with higher yield outputs. Accurate defect/feature detection on lumber ensures increased manufacturing capabilities and end product quality. Transversal scanning combined with elimination of errors in cutting, sorting and grading applications delivers the highest performance. Automatized and optimized production wood processing industrial lines offer quality gains and a value for scanner investment. Optical and x-ray scanning combined with in-house developed AI technology assures continuous workflows capable of controlling and backing any manufacturing line efficiently. Customer support for all our products and solutions is guaranteed to enable uninterrupted production process.

Detection Options

Defects

  • Knots
    • Sound knot round
    • Sound knot splay
    • Sound knot spike
    • Dead knot round
    • Dead knot splay
    • Dead knot spike
    • Knot hole
  • Pith
  • Bark pocket
  • Resin pocket
  • Resin streak
  • Rot
  • Resin
  • Wane
  • Bark beetle
  • Lineatus
  • Cracks and splits
  • Lack of material
  •  Discolorations
    • Blue stain
    • Brown stain
    • Red stain
    • Yellow stain
  • Mold
  • Machine burning
  • Planning errors
  • Saw step
  • Dirt
  • Fibre fracture
  • Compression wood
  • Fibre deviation
  • Custom defect options
  • Ring orientation on face (optional)

Texture/grain Orientation

  • Radial
  • Semiradial
  • Tangential

3D Measurement

  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Volume

X-Ray (optional)

  • Lumber density and grading
  • Internal pockets
  • Internal knots
  • Internal holes
  • Custom defect options

Conveyor Belt Speed Up to 500 m/min

Technology

AI and Machine Learning

smarti WS 2000 incorporates in-house developed AI technology to provide accurate defect/feature detection on lumber. Machine learning is supported with controlled data inputs in a process called annotating or teaching the machine. For each wood species AI model is generated with respect to the defect/feature inputs. With such principle all softwood and hardwood species can be supported with planned or unplanned surfaces. Annotating process can be done in-house or at the customer’s location by our experts. The process is based on annotating or imputing individual defects/features by marking them on scanned boards. Large enough dataset is a basis for machine learning to produce accurate and efficient AI models for detection.

Empowering Industry 4.0

Controlling Manufacturing Lines

Automatizing Production

Decentralized Multiple Scanner Control

Software Interface

GUI With Extensive Features

User friendly interface via touch screen terminal for scanner control.

Boards are displayed in real time with all defects/features detected along with other relevant information.

Batch rules for cutting, sorting and grading for defects/features detection are pre-set to support standards or set by user.

Users can view individual boards scanned in a historical database and create various reports.

Extensive statistics and simulations for seeing would-be outputs on already scanned boards.

Different user rights in order to control and protect manufacturing process.