Affordable computer vision wood scanner, sorting, grading and cut optimization of sawn timber, gluelam manufacturing process upgrade.
Fully-automated KnotInspector is a brand new type of scanner for wood cutting that efficiently recognizes all major wood defects, ensures high quality grading, sorts and cuts wood. It is a highly competitive alternative to whatever leading manufacturers can offer, only at an affordable price.
As a rule, sorting and lumber sawing are carried out once the wood has been visually inspected, which doesn’t always guarantee high quality of the end product. We have gathered all modern computer vision technologies and combined them with our vast experience in the development of signal analysis algorithm. This resulted in production of a superior, yet an affordable tool. We are ready to supply our clients with KnotInspector scanners using a solid manufacturing base.
A reliable scanner at an attractive price will facilitate quality optimization while keeping the prices low, even for small businesses. The ultimate cost of installing and integrating the scanner into your production line will vary from 50,000 to 70,000 euro depending on your manufacture specifics.
KnotInspector scanner carries out a comprehensive visual analysis of wood as it breaks defects into 11 groups. We can to offer you several profiles for your individual production needs, may it be grading, sorting or cutting, and it’s possible to add as many profiles as you need. The scanner records all relevant data, then creates a graphical color image of every plank and shows its possible defects breaking them down by type, size and other features. Every plank image is stored in the archive for easy access by any employee at your production line.
KnotInspector is an accurate and reliable device at an attractive price. It uses relatively inexpensive cameras while achieving maximum accuracy. KnotInspector is based on a hands free technology and can be set up with extra sensors to improve accuracy or be used without them to cut costs and simplify design.
The comprehensive analysis is carried out by specially designed KnotInspector software. It is the core of the system. Each month we create an update with new features which can be easily downloaded by our clients.
KnotInspector is a low-maintenance scanner and is simple to use. Frame grabbers can be attached to a steel frame for a more secure mount at the production line as well as to an aluminum frame for maximum mobility. Modern industrial cameras withstand overload and can be mounted even on a car to create a mobile laboratory for more efficient on-the-spot wood grading.
There’re three aspects in using KnotInspector:
KnotInspector is fully able to cope with veneer cutting, plywood production or two-dimensional edged board cutting. Let us know if you’d like your new KnotInspector to be optimized to tackle these and other applications. We are always at your service!