Wood measuring and manipulation system

The application is designed to help operator with measuring, cutting and sorting of the logs at the logyard. Log from the supplier is measured by the contactless electronic measuring system and clearly shown on the operator's display including all necessary parameters like length, center diameter, volume, curvature etc. Exact position of the saw blade together with diameter of the log under the blade is being displayed during the cutting process. Supplied long log and the cutted short logs are stored in the database.

Application features

  • measuring and cutting of long and short logs
  • assigning of the logs to the delivery notes
  • sorting logs on stocks
  • automatic transferring of all data to the office

Measuring parameters

Measuring of the diameter is performed in two perpendicular axes in the full length of the log at least every 3 cm. Length is measured by the movement of the carriage.

  • vertical axis precision ±0,5 cm
  • horizontal axis precision ±1,0 cm
  • length precision 1%
Wood measuring and manipulation system - main screen

Measuring application screenshots and videos

Wood measuring and manipulation system - stocks
Wood measuring and manipulation system - main
Wood measuring and manipulation system - delivery selection

Application parameters

  • support for touch screen control
  • clear and good readable user interface
  • long log cutting mode
  • short logs acceptance mode
  • calculation of cubage, curvature, bark thickness etc. by the czech standards
  • parameters recorded for every log
    • supplier and delivery number and date
    • processing time, operator name
    • length, center diameter, pin diameter, quality etc.
    • curvature, convergence etc.
    • logs photo
  • sorting and registering logs to stocks
  • storing logs in database
  • remote data browsing
  • reporting and report printing
  • export data as PDF, CSV, XLS and other formats
  • export for Melco software

Use case

Measuring application is usually installed on the Baljer-Zembrod log sorting and transporting carriage. The new delivery of long logs is delivered to the logyeard. Operator enters the delivery parameters and starts the cutting and sorting process. Operator places the long wood on the cutting table starts the measuring and moves one time along the whole log. Log chart is display on the screen. Operator cuts the long log to the short ones and assigns the quality to the each cutted log. Measuring application sorts the cutted logs to the predefined stocks and shows the stocks numbers to the operator. All cutted logs including all their parameters are stored in the database. Operator transports the cutted logs on the given stocks. That's all for the one log and operator can continue with processing the next one.

Production manager can online browse the database of processed logs to know the exact progress of the processing. Manager can export the data, create and print reports like delivery summary etc.