Optiside Cup Scanner detects the cup on the end of the lumber piece in order to correctly orientate the boards. The scanner also measures the distance between annual rings and reliably identifies their orientation as well as the pith-side location.
Optiside high-precision Cup Scanner for lumber is a powerful yet simple combination of LED illumination and Microtec proprietary Multi-Sensor cameras. The goal is to automatically detect the orientation of annual rings and the location of the pith side. The system sends the evaluated information to a lumber turner. The correct positioning of the annual rings, required for gluing, is fully automated. Optiside Cup Scanner can be further combined with a Goldeneye Multi-Sensor Quality Scanner to increase the quality optimization for grading, chopping and sorting.