WEINIG EasyScan RL: Profitable ripping optimization with sense and purpose

WEINIG EasyScan

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 Weinig EasyScan RL has arrived to allay all remaining concerns.

With its enhanced 2D optimization, the CombiScan Evo R represents an outstanding upgrade for your rip saw. Optimization according to both width and end-product significantly improves ripping decisions. Manual, laser-controlled width optimization simply cannot compete with the potential of this system.

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.

The sensor options have been adopted from the successful EasyScan C, meaning that the EasyScan RL also has a wide selection of sensors and options. Owing to the nature of ripping, image detection and optimization are only performed on the top and bottom sides.


The WEINIG EasyScan series provides

Profitable ripping optimization with sense and purpose

Technical Details

Ripping optimization explained simply

WEINIG CombiScan Evo
WEINIG CombiScan Evo
WEINIG CombiScan Evo

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 ripping. 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.

Layout suggestions for EasyScan R

The EasyScan R is suitable for one rip saw.

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 modules improve the scanner's detection. Color defects, as well as cracks and insect holes, are detected more reliably than ever before.

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.


Options for extension

Fiber analysis: Maximum cutting accuracy

An essential component of maximizing recovery and increasing value is a precise cutting position, particularly with finger jointed products. The dot laser enables such high levels of precision and provides improved detection, especially on rough surfaces. The cutting position is more accurately defined using the angle and size of the dots. This guarantees stable finger jointing. The dot laser is available for hardwood and softwood.


WEINIG CombiScan Evo

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.

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WEINIG CombiScan Evo

OptiLink: Ideal optimization via connected processes.

Using multiple, complex production processes has always been a difficult task. Linking various applications and production lines further complicates the flow of information.

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References

Spot landing

Glulam production at the push of a button: The bosses at Stabilame have found an intelligent solution.

From bent, warped beams to straight, visually appealing glulam products is a difficult journey. Rapid throughfeed is less important than the right result. Stabilame in Belgium has discovered perfect quality with an entry-level scanner. 

Rustic, aesthetic visuals are required for the lamellae produced by Stabilame for glulam products and block house walls. Smaller wood defects are tolerated but the work piece must be straight. With diameters of up to 60 cm and large lengths, this is not quite so easy. Mechanical "extrusion" is not an option. However, Stabilame has achieved perfect results with an astute, inexpensive solution. What is surprising is that the solution is based upon scanner technology that is usually at home in rapid processing. Furthermore, in the WEINIG ShapeScan and EasyScan models, even compact entry-level technology has proven completely adequate for the demanding application. In the ShapeScan, a sensor initially measures the curvature and/or warping of the products sorted by strength. The calculated data is fed into the subsequent optimization on the EasyScan. The WEINIG OptiCut 450 Quantum then processes the cutting list in accordance with the pre-defined quality. Stabilame are impressed. Particularly since the system, including charging, can even work unmanned during throughfeed. All that remains is to de-stack the pallet of raw timber in advance.

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Glulam production at the push of a button: The bosses at Stabilame have found an intelligent solution.


Areas of application

Pallet production

WEINIG Anwendungen

The Euro pallet has become an indispensable resource for transporting products and goods. As a result the production of pallets is an attractive market segment. However, pallet timber is not only planed on four sides but they also have chamfers that make it easier for the forklift to pick up the pallet. WEINIG offers a very efficient solution for pallet production, namely the jumping spindle that jumps in and out of a work piece. The basis for this is precise measurement, which allows the jumping spindle to be clocked at the right moment. The parameters of the chamfer, length and position on the work piece, can be defined by the machine operator.

The WEINIG solution with exact measurement and the dynamic spindle ensures that all chamfers have the same length are in the same position on the work piece. In addition, the “dip in” and “move-out” distances are equally long. In this way WEINIG meets all requirements for producing high-quality pallets in an economical way.

Construction timber

WEINIG Anwendungen

The importance of solid wood as a construction material has grown constantly over the last few years. This means that there are high demands on the surface quality, particularly for the visible areas. The largest area of application are beams, which are planed on 4 sides and chamfered.

Depending on your requirements, WEINIG offers the right solution, from a small machine to a large line; but they have one thing in common: a high level of flexibility because of the 90° chamfering unit.

The chamfering unit is used to produce the fourth chamfer on the beam after the other chamfers have been produced by the vertical spindles and the horizontal top spindle. The chamfering unit control means that dimensions can be changed quickly and a change in the strength of the chamfer can be made without changing the tool and simply by positioning the spindles.

With this technology WEINIG enables small companies to work with the same economy as a large organization.

Glulam

WEINIG Anwendungen

Planing glulam lamellae

 

Glulam is increasingly being used in recent years and therefore more and more importance is being given to planing glued laminated timber lamellae. This depends on achieving a glueable surface at high speed with the lowest level of chip removal. Even the curve of the timber does not make a difference, and can be kept, because the lamellae are glued afterwards and then finally planed again.

WEINIG meets this challenge with innovative machine technology. The combination of slanted horizontal spindles and floating vertical spindles allows the lamellae to be planed with a minimum of chip removal on all four sides while maintaining the curvature of the wood. These WEINIG solutions increase material yield and thus also resource efficiency.


Further information

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Simple, fast and sustainable: more details in a downloadable PDF document.

EasyScan brochure (PDF, 1 MB)

Technical data

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