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Higher Added Value for Timber Processing

In the foreground one can see the material feeding to the Paul Wood Scanning System. Following to this there is a C11_E cutting the boards in a fully automatic way.

This sorting equipment with four fully automatic stacking systems was the highlight of the system. The finished stacks are fed via the roller conveyor to a central packing station.

Paul installed a cross-cut line with scanner system, cross-cut station, four auto stackers and handling equipment with the aim of obtaining a maximum added value and a high material throughput as well as minimizing labour costs. A particularly economical and profitable solution for the whole process chain of solid wood processing was the focus of attention already during the project planning phase.

After separation of the offcuts, the workpieces produced by an automatic edging and ripping system are fed to the Paul Wood Scanning System via a buffer conveyor with fully automatic singling device. To make full use of the timber material, this optical scanning system does not only detect the timber features on the surface, but also the geometry and the edges of the workpieces in an economical manner. As quick as a flash the scanner recognizes the relevant timber data on all four sides and provides information to the scanner software at full production speed. From the data obtained, the software calculates the optimizing possibilities and quality ranges and sends the results to the subsequent cross-cut line.

The C11_E cross-cut station accepts the information from the scanner and produces the products requested by the customer at maximum capacity and exact length accuracy. The compact cross-cut system series has been designed for small to medium cross sections and is fitted with the user-friendly LINUX-based MAXI 6 control with touch screen.

The cut workpieces are stacked by four stacking systems in a fully automatic manner. For the stability required for further transport, the layers may be offset or intermediate strips may be inserted. As soon as a timber stack has reached the required height, i.e. number of workpieces it is automatically fed to a central packing station. Supplemented by the necessary means of transport and documents, the goods are ready for dispatch.

Complete timber processing lines are made up of a multitude of mechanization components, cross-cut systems and rip saws. Higher feed speeds, interlinking of several individual processing steps, safe transport guidance and automatic operating sequences lead to an improvement in productivity. The operating personnel are relieved and the safety standard is improved. The cutting performance of complete lines would be unimaginable without automatic handling and recognition systems. The standards set to control technology are also very high. The development departments at Paul provide solutions for highly automated systems. Consequently, the reliable production sequence of ripping and cross-cutting systems is guaranteed, which ensures the economic efficiency in future as well.

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