Lumber Length Measurement in Sorting Lines Posted in: Length Measurement – Tags: Automation, Building Materials and Equipment, Lumber Timber and Wood Products
Laser Distance Sensors Measure Length Dimension for Sorting Lumber
Lumber mills are taking advantage of the high speed and high accuracy AR2000 sensor for sorting applications. As lumber is moved down the conveyor line, sensor length measurements are made on each board in less than two seconds. Direct interface with the PLC allows for the sorting process to be automated.
The AR2000 laser distance sensor is unique in the ability to measure to an absolute measurement accuracy of 1 mm and a measurement frequency of up to 100 Hz. The sensor is able to perform well in difficult, fast paced measuring environments. With standard 4-20mA output, Acuity AR2000 sensors are optimized for easy integration into industrial automation and measurement systems.
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.
AR2700 High-Speed Long Range Sensor
Acuity Laser’s ultra-compact rangefinder model. This eye-safe rangefinder has a measurement frequency of up to 40 kHz and can measure distances to natural targets up to 70 meters away or to retroreflective targets 270 meters away. This laser is best for applications that demand high sampling rates.