As part of this upgrade, Inter Link do Brasil put a high-tech drilling machine into operation in the first quarter of the year, doubling the plant’s production capacity while significantly enhancing product quality. Back in 2014, the company had already commissioned the world’s fastest optimizing cross-cut saw, the "OptiCut 450 Quantum II" supplied by Weinig in Germany.
Now, fresh investment in a state-of-the-art wood scanner is set to boost productivity at “Inter Link do Brasil” even further. As sawn timber passes through the scanner at a speed of 150 meters per minute, 4 lasers and a further 4 color cameras search for and photograph the minutest of defects or color differences. The results are then analyzed in real time. Top quality is ensured by an advanced laser system comprising a total of four 3D lasers and four scatter lasers. Four point lasers grade the timber into different quality classes.
A high-speed process is used to capture and analyze the information on each individual piece of timber, and to formulate the optimal cutting strategy. In the next stage of the automated processing operation, the “OptiCut 450” receives the instructions for how the timber is to be cut to achieve maximum quality and yield.