Technologies are constantly evolving, and we are also moving towards increasing the reliability of measurements. How does the new generation of the VECTOR-3D scanners differ from previous ones?
1. New frame and steel protective case.
Due to the reinforced carcass, the new frame has a more rigid structure, which has a positive effect on measurement stability. A well-thought-out access system is convenient for periodic maintenance and cleaning. Modern design creates visual comfort and encourages staff to be careful in their work.
The updated VECTOR-3D log scanner is already operating at the "SEVLESPIL" (Syktyvkar, the Komi Republic) during the modernization of the sawmill shop automation.
The changes affected both the appearance of the modules and their inner part. The new case has an ideal and stable geometry, which is important for measurement accuracy.
There are also a number of improvements that make installation easier. The adjustment has become more convenient and ergonomic.
4. Software enhancements for complex curvature measurement.
Curvature is one of the main wood defects that affects the quality of products. However, in addition to simple curvature, there are often logs that have the so-called complex curvature, when the log surface has two or more deflection areas. Processing such logs is difficult due to their non-standard configuration. It is also common for such logs to get “stuck” in the sawmill during processing, which leads to additional downtime and, as a result, a decrease in the volume of output.
The VECTOR-3D scanner allows one to reliably detect not only simple curvature, which may not be along the entire length of the log, but also complex one. This functionality allows one to significantly improve not only sorting accuracy, but also the quality of products and minimize the amount of unscheduled sawmill line downtime periods.
5. Lasers of our own production.
By using new lasers in tandem with a light filter, we obtained more stable operation when the scanner was exposed to light, significantly reducing the influence of external light sources.