Calculating Length of a Stack of Cut Lumber Posted in: Length Measurement – Tags: Building Materials and Equipment, Lumber Timber and Wood Products
Laser Distance Sensors Measure Length of Cut Lumber
Laser rangefinders are used to measure the length of lumber to ensure that the boards are cut to the correct length. This speeds up the process and eliminates the need for marking up the boards. While other methods of end-tallying lumber rely on human judgment or estimations, using laser measurement sensors guarantees that boards are measured and cut with extreme accuracy.
From measuring log length directly off the truck, during the debarking process, or on buckling lines, Acuity’s laser rangefinders are commonly used in many cut to length log/lumber applications. Acuity rangefinders are able to handle harsh weather conditions with suitable enclosures for high risk locations and extreme weather.
AR1000 Laser Distance Sensor
The Acuity AR1000 laser distance sensor can measure up to 30 meters on natural targets and up to 150 meters with a retroreflective target with an accuracy of ± 3 mm. This rugged sensor is built for tough, industrial environments and applications such as fill level measurement and material height monitoring.
AS2100 Accurate Distance Sensor
The AS2100 is a highly accurate laser distance sensor that is designed to work well outdoors, in bright lights, and even on difficult targets such as hot or dark surfaces. With the ability to take accurate measurements (± 1 mm) from distances up to 500 meters away, and a measurement frequency of up to 250 Hz, it is the perfect laser for a wide range of applications.
AR2500 Laser Sensor
AR2500 laser sensors are Acuity Laser’s ultra-compact rangefinder models. This eye-safe rangefinder has a measurement frequency of up to 30 kHz and can measure the distances to natural targets up to 30 meters away or to retroreflective targets 260 meters away. This laser is best for applications that demand high sampling rates.
AR3000 Distance Measurement Sensor
AR3000 distance measurement sensors are Acuity’s longest-range models. Ideal for measuring positions of cranes and trolleys, the time-of-flight sensor can measure up to 300 meters to natural surfaces and up to 3,000 meters when using a retroreflective target.