Quick and ac­cu­rate way to grade tim­ber

New Zealand Logger - - Woodtech 2017 -


grade tim­ber on the pro­duc­tion line is now avail­able to saw mills in New Zealand.

The all-new Board­Master NOVA, made by FinS­can of Fin­land, will scan a board from 10 dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions us­ing new ma­trix cam­eras and lat­est soft­ware to pro­vide a more ac­cu­rate anal­y­sis of all board fea­tures and de­fects.

In­stalled on a dry mill line, the Board­Master NOVA scans both faces of a board from three di­rec­tions to give a com­pre­hen­sive view of the tim­ber so that it can be prop­erly graded. It works well with a range of tim­bers, in­clud­ing Ra­di­ata Pine and Dou­glas-fir.

And be­cause the soft­ware can eas­ily be in­stalled on a com­puter run­ning Mi­crosoft 7 or 8, it can be used at a large number of mill sites with ex­ist­ing sys­tems. The in­for­ma­tion can ei­ther be dis­played on large for­mat screens or on por­ta­ble tablets.

As well as grad­ing lum­ber by form, FinS­can can also pro­vide an op­tion that will ad­di­tion­ally grade the strength of each piece of tim­ber. Founded in 1988, FinS­can is one of the world’s lead­ing sup­pli­ers of au­to­mated sort­ing lines.


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