FORESTRY

FORESTRY

X-ray based inspection plays a significant role in forestry and the technology is used for quality assurance, process control and sorting.

Applications:
  • Sorting and classification of logs
  • Measurement of moisture in bio-fuel
  • Identification of unwanted objects in bio-fuel
  • Density measurements of particle boards during production

Sorting
To analyze the inner part of logs, the logs pass through an X-ray scanner. After the scanning, the system processes the scanned X-ray images, and creates a file containing complex information which is used in the sorting process.

This type of X-ray log-scanner is well suited for sorting especially pinewood and spruce, and it provides tremendous value for the logging company, since it ensures correct sorting and classification in a fully automated environment, with minimal manual work included.
 
Bio-fuel
When using bio-fuel the focus is on monitoring the moisture levels in the bio-mass, to adjust the settings for optimal combustion. In order to ensure these properties and prevent damage the flow of bio-fuel must be analyzed in real-time, and unwanted particles like metal and stones must be identified and sorted.
 
X-ray technology is suitable for all types of solid bio-fuels, real-time monitoring of moisture, foreign substance concentration levels, and energy content. These X-ray-based systems can replace sample-based methods and ensures an increased energy conversion efficiency.
 
Wood-based panels
Density measurement of wood-based panels is also conducted with X-ray technology. This type of system, measures continuously and with high resolution the density of the panels during the production process. The panel-scanner is positioned directly after the presses and in this way, the features of the panels are directly monitored and controlled.
 
Based on the scanning feedback the system optimizes the production process, as well as the product features, and this allows for swift changes in the production line.

The SMART EVO series meets the IP65 environmental protection standard, which means that it can operate seamlessly in wet and dusty conditions. The robust SMART EVO combined with water cooling makes it an ideal solution for the harsh environment typical for the forestry industry.

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