The IP Horizon system provides accurate and consistent sorting of veneer sheets based on visual and structural grade specifications. IP Horizon also determines how veneer ribbon should be clipped to produce the best quality from the ribbon and diverts clipped defects to trash.
For the grading a Basler line scan camera is used to continuously scan sheets of veneer on the line. The sheets are then graded based on the size and quantity of holes, live knots, dead knots, bark, wane, resin pockets, splits and crescents.
For the sheet clipping a Basler line scan camera scans a sheet of ribbon from a peeled log. Clip decisions for veneer are made based on position of splits, holes, fishtails and spurs. The clipper blade is controlled directly. The veneer is diverted on the exit gate to control diversion of full sheets compared to trash and strips.
Industrial Photonics focuses develops process line inspection systems based on machine vision technology. Industrial Photonics uses the latest advances in optics as well as software solutions are combined to provide clients with optimal inspection processes which deliver consistent assurance of product quality.
Industrial Photonics has in house industrial automation and integration experts who can ensure that the system interfaces with the existing process line.
Industrial Photonics is not limited to visible light systems (cameras). Other technologies currently handle by Industrial Photonics include :
- PPT Vision imaging products
- Opto Engineering optical components
- Machine Vision Systems
- NIR Technology Systems
- Infra-Red Cameras
- Hyperspectral Imaging Systems