WEINIG EasyScan: The most profitable solution for wood optimization
Of all the process stages in solid wood processing, cutting offers the greater potential for optimization. No wonder that many companies start here to improve the performance of their production lines. The use of scanner technology also provides a key function. Defect detection via camera and laser is an ultra-efficient instrument in the race for maximum productivity, optimal quality and the shortest delivery times. Speed and accuracy are among the scanner's main attributes.
The results are improved value creation, consistently high product quality and increased profits. Consequently, in large modern companies, the scanner has long been an integral component of the cutting system and has replaced manual workpiece inspection. Smaller companies, on the other hand, often struggle with making the leap into the digital age of production. They have particular reservations in terms of cost-effectiveness. Now the new Weinig EasyScan has arrived to allay all remaining concerns.
The WEINIG EasyScan series provides
- High productivity thanks to automated defect detection
- Reduced labor costs, since labor-intensive manual marking is dispensed with
- Increased recovery since the detection accuracy of the scanner is far superior to manual marking
- More flexible production since many different qualities and products can be produced at the same time
- Increased quality of end products
- Ability to control the quality of end products according to individual customers, etc.
Cross-cutting optimization 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 cross-cutting. 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 optimized 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 optimized. This allows the creation of almost any type of end product.
EasyScan+ C layout suggestions
The EasyScan+ C is suitable for one or two cross-cut saws.
The sensors: The key to success
All sensors are protected by air-conditioned housing. Our laser cameras are installed in every system as standard sensors. With the fastest speed available on the market, these guarantee a high resolution and optimal results. Performance is continually improved via constant evolution of this industrial sensor system. This technology detects defects such as branches, pith, cracks, etc. A sophisticated laser system also reliably detects 3D surface defects, such as holes and rough edges of the wood.
In addition, color cameras improve the scanner's detection as standard. Higher resolutions, both in the longitudinal and transverse 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.
OptiCore: The new benchmark in the world of automated optimization
Beside the sensors, such as laser and color cameras, X-ray, curvature measurement, etc. the software plays the largest role in cross-cutting optimization. Simple operation, convenience and confident decision-making are essential in this area.
The system should be easy to understand, intuitive to operate and reliable in terms of availability and performance. OptiCore software fulfills all of these criteria. With its visual and operational design, inspired by the OptiCom Direct software from DIMTER, operation of both machines is almost identical. OptiCore also offers the trusted optimization structure that allows you to structure your production as quickly and easily as it allows you to produce.
OptiCore is able to process an unlimited number of products and qualities. By specifying qualities in terms of zones, it both increases recovery and enables the customer to achieve greater product diversification. Highly precise specification of qualities allows more specific products to be produced. Combined with the high degree of accuracy in the measurement of wood features, this means your raw material is used significantly more efficiently. The various optimization modes – optimization by value, recovery or production objective – make the scanner technology even more interesting. These allow you, for example, to set production objectives, which are subsequently processed. Processing orders with parts lists is now no longer a problem. The commonly used software interface also creates synergies in the controls of the machines. For example, fill level information for the OptiCut stacker can also be taken into account in the optimization. This is just one additional example of current WEINIG leading-edge technology. That way, you are equipped to deal with the requirements and challenges of the future at all times.
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. 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.
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.
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.