The Q Series

The Q Series of scanners moves beyond 3D geometric analysis of the wood. With the help of X-ray, internal defects of the log are incorporated into grade optimization. HD vision and tracheid cameras provide the capability to analyze complex surface defects. The Q Series of scanning products can significantly improve grading accuracy and improve profitability. Each Q Series product plugs into the over-arching digital sawmill analytics software for product traceability and fine tuning of optimization settings of the entire process.

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The LogScanner-Q™ uses RemaSawco's unique dual-plane scanning technique with movement compensation to scan logs with high precision. Movement compensation ensures that vibration and sideways log movement do not influence the measurement accuracy. The result is an accurate 3D model of each log. With the real 3D shape of the log, the X-ray, visual, and under-bark measurement accuracies are raised to new levels.

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    DEFECT RECOGNITION:
  • X-ray
  • 3D true shape modeling
  • Movement compensation
  • Under bark measurement
  • Knot detection
  • Annual ring separation
  • Heartwood diameter
  • Species detection
  • Metal and object detection
  • Rot detection

    SOFTWARE:
  • Log sorting
  • Bucking optimization
  • Primary breakdown optimization
  • Scaling and supplier revenue calculation
  • Traceability

The Raptor FlitchScanner-Q™ is a scanning product that creates the highest yield from pieces presented to the edging machine center. High-value decisions are made possible with the use of machine learning, HD laser profiling, tracheid, and vision scanning techniques. The FSQ can be customized to accomodate virtually any transverse infeed mechanics. The FSQ delivers unparalleled control and decision diagnostics to any operator. Available in standard occlusions or bolt-on configurations.

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    DEFECT RECOGNITION:
  • Knots: various categories that are customer definable i.e. spike, edge, round, oval, unsound
  • Pith: on end of board and along the face
  • Shake: single-sided and through with connection rules
  • Stain: various categories that are customer definable
  • Rot: various categories of decay that are customer definable
  • Pitch pockets
  • Bark
  • Transport damage
  • Holes
  • Grain disturbances
  • Mould
  • White Spec

    SOFTWARE:
  • Simplified product set-up to match your grade rule book
  • State-of-the-art software that allows the user to teach defects on the fly
  • Configurable grading algorithms that allow the use of multiple data maps (RGB, tracheid, scatter, area)
  • Comprehensive configuration for multiple saw banks
  • Configurable control for machine constraints on outside pieces
  • Product setup configurable for grade or volume
  • Selection of best position is based on chance of success for equal value combinations
  • Full range of skews for decision combinations
  • Configuration of allowable wane on outside decisions to allow combinations
  • BSQ trim logic runs between saw lines
  • Customized for any infeed methodology
  • Simulation mode allows for re-optimization of pieces during production

The Raptor BoardScanner-Q™ is a scanning product that creates the highest yield from pieces presented to the trimming machine center. High-value decisions are made possible with the use of machine learning, HD laser profiling, tracheid, and vision scanning techniques.

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    The BSQ delivers unparalleled control and decision diagnostics to any operator. Available in standard occlusions or bolt-on configurations.

    DEFECT RECOGNITION:
  • Knots: various categories that are customer definable, i.e. spike, edge, round, oval, unsound
  • Pith: on end of board and along the face
  • Shake: single-sided and through with connection rules
  • Stain: various categories that are customer definable
  • Rot: various categories of decay that are customer definable
  • Pitch pockets
  • Bark
  • Transport damage
  • Holes
  • Grain disturbances
  • Mould
  • White Spec

    SOFTWARE:
  • Customizable and fine-tuned grading algorithms to suit product rules defined by the customer
  • Grade book accuracy: input values directly from the grade book and achieve the desired results
  • Applies equivalent or custom wane rules in a manner that allows for flexibility
  • Separate configuration and analysis for end control quality
  • Simulation capability for testing changes before implementation
  • Algorithms to deal with pieces deemed difficult for material handling due to lack of fiber or irregularities in shape
  • Single or multiple banks of trim saws, moving PETs, and drop gates
  • Customizable for any trimmer positioning system
  • Comprehensive reporting

Raptor offers StrengthGrader-Q™: a fully-operational touchless system for strength grading that automatically sorts to the selected strength grades.

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    This add-on software application to the BoardScanner-Q™ can easily be installed and activated. The strength grade algorithms are currently executed according to the EN-14081 standard.

    A strength value called IP Value is calculated for each piece and used to determine the strength grade class using the defined and fixed class limits.

    The application is completely integrated into the BoardScanner-Q™ system so the operators do not need to master other software.