Sortieren EN Sorting

Automation solution
Sorting

We develop efficient sorting solutions for classified timber suitable for every size of company. Integrated sorting control system provides information on filling levels, availability and dimensions at a single glance.

 

Installation example

Box sorter with inclined boxes

Interactive installation example

  • Vereinzeln EN Unscrambling
    Controlled and gentle with material

    Controlled timber sorting

    UNSCRAMBLING WITH AND WITHOUT SINGLE FEED UNIT

    Immediately after a sawing line or tilt destacking, it is often necessary, to separate the workpieces that arrive in a batch in order to form a material film/carpet from which they are then transferred individually or in layers to the next processing step. Depending on the required number of pieces and the material cross-sections, different technologies are used for separation or layer formation.

    Vereinzeln
  • Beschicken EN Feeding
    Continuity at high speed

    Classified according to quality

    FEEDING: Sorters

    Before timber box or level sorters can be added, single item or mixed classification must first be realised according to dimensions and quality. This is aided by warping meters, moisture analysers and wane and quality scanners. Individually assessed sticks or boards are then conveyed on for sorting using a single feed unit or rejected.

  • Sortieren EN Sorting
    Efficient and flexible

    Filling at a high cycle rate

    INCLINED BOX SORTER

    Inclined box sorters are generally used in high-performance productions, as they can be filled at a high cycle rate of up to 160 pieces/min. They ensure reliable emptying of material and are therefore particularly recommended for sorting main boards with large material dimensions.

    Boxensortierung, Sortierung_Schraegboxen

    Sorting with a restricted space requirement

    VERTICAL BOX SORTER

    Use of a vertical box sorter can be sensible in confined space conditions, as vertical boxes need less space than inclined boxes and can accommodate more product boxes in the same area. Vertical boxes are mainly used for sorting side boards, as the box geometry makes emptying difficult and is not suitable for large material dimensions. The emptying direction can be suitably adapted to optimise the material flow. Vertical boxes are filled at a cycle rate of 120 pieces/min.

    Boxensortiernung, Sortierung_Senkrechtboxen

    Timber product assortment

    IDEAL VOLUME

    The number of timber products determines the number of boxes. A box should ideally correspond to the volume of a stacked package, with the height of the boxes corresponding to the package cross section.

  • Stapeln mit Umreifen EN Stacking with strapping
    Time-saving process solutions

    Fully automatic material flow

    STACKING: Shipping packages

    Stacking of timber (including in multiple lengths) can be realised with stacking tongues or vacuum lifters, with the timber being collected in layers and deposited layer by layer on the shipping package to be formed. Shipping strips can be laid between several layers to stabilise the shipping package. Strip laying is automatic. Where necessary, the shipping package is stabilised additionally through final strapping. Squared timbers can be optionally included on the package underside, and the packages can be pressed hydraulically together if desired. Customers who do not wish to have stabilising strips (e.g. because the package only needs to be transported within the company) may avail of offset stacking.

    Stapeln-Versandpaket

    Effective air circulation, thanks to dry sticks

    STACKING: Drying packages

    Wooden sticks are laid between each layer when stacking timber that is still damp in drying packages. The intermediate sticks ensure adequate air circulation during drying and accelerate the drying process. The drying sticks are laid by stick magazines.
    Option: Workpieces of different widths can also be stacked with spacing with the aid of a servo slide.

    Stapeln-Trocknung
  • Optional equipment

    The added bonus for your success! This equipment allows you to enhance your product quality while simultaneously reducing changeover times and personnel costs.

  • Eintakter EN Single feed unit

    Reliable conveyor transfer

    SINGLE FEED UNIT

    The quality of individual boards cannot be assessed or measured without precise cycling in. Both the desired production speed and the homogeneity of the timber determine the cycling in process in this respect. With a consistent board thickness and production speed of maximum 80 cycles/min, individual boards are backed up and, using retaining pawls in combination with a plunger and acceleration conveyor, transferred individually to the next conveyor.

    Eintakter
    Eintakter_TongLoader
  • Waldkantenscanner EN Wane scanner

    Efficient process sequence

    WANE SCANNER

    Qualitaetsscanner
  • Installation example

    Multi-level sorter with film layers

    Interactive installation example

    Solutions from a one-stop provider

  • Zuführen & Entstapeln EN Charging & Destacking
    Separation of single and multiple packages

    High performance and a high cycle rate

    TILT DESTACKING

    For separating single and multiple packages with and without intermediate sticks upstream of planing and sorting systems. The packages are received in a transverse direction by a lifting unit, pivoted through approx. 45° and conveyed on to the skid edge. Layer by layer, the timber pieces now slid over a skid edge (which can be flexibly adjusted) to even out distortions in the layer.

    Entstapeln_Kippenstapelung

    Minimising setup times

    TILT DESTACKING OF DOUBLE PACKAGES

    Tilt destacking of double packages can halve setup times, minimising production costs as a result. The intermediate strips in double packages can be removed with the aid of a stick stripper (optional) and collected and sorted for further use or disposal.

    Entstapeln_Kippentstapelung_Mehrfachpakete

    Careful and gentle at a medium cycle rate

    VACUUM DESTACKING

    VVacuum suckers lift the topmost layer of a package and deposit it gently in a transverse direction on the conveyor. This careful handling is particularly suitable for avoiding surface damage to planed workpieces. The vacuum destacker is suitable for production lines with short to medium cycle rates.

    Entstapeln_Vakuum

    Longitudinally and transversely at a low cycle rate

    PUSH-OFF DESTACKING

    This destacking involves pushing the uppermost layer of a package to the downstream process. Pushing can occur in a transverse or longitudinal direction, depending on the space requirement. This destacker is used on production lines with a low cycle rate.

    Entstapeln_Kippentstapelung_Abschiebeentstapelung
  • Beschicken EN Feeding
    Continuity at high speed

    Continuous material supply

    FEEDING: Planing machines

    Whether in layers or destacked, transverse or longitudinal, a continuous supply of timber is vital when feeding machining processes such as planing or sawing. Accelerating rollers ensure high feed speeds. The use of a slow-down belt is necessary as of a speed of 150m/min to decelerate the pieces after planing.

    Beschicken-Hobeln
  • Beschicken EN Feeding
    Continuity at high speed

    Classified according to quality

    FEEDING: Sorters

    Before timber box or level sorters can be added, single item or mixed classification must first be realised according to dimensions and quality. This is aided by warping meters, moisture analysers and wane and quality scanners. Individually assessed sticks or boards are then conveyed on for sorting using a single feed unit or rejected.

  • Sortieren EN Sorting
    Maximum wood protection

    Careful material handling and space saving

    BUFFER LEVEL SORTER

    Use of a buffer level sorter always makes sense where timber should be sorted with as much care as possible, but the sorter should not require excessive space. Nevertheless, the space required by a buffer level sorter is greater than that for a box sorter, as an emptying section must be provided after each level. As the timbers in the levels lie loosely on top of each other and need to be separated prior to filling and after emptying, this sorter is only conditionally suitable for planed workpieces.

    Sortierung_Pufferetage

    Ideal for planed workpieces

    FILM LAYER SORTER

    A film layer sorter takes up a lot of space, as the levels are arranged one above the other. However, it is ideal for careful sorting of classified planed timbers, as each board film lies individually in the levels and need not be separated again after emptying. This enables subsequent stacking of the layers and a maximum stacking capacity.

    Sortierung_Filmetage

    Timber product assortment

    IDEAL LAYER LENGTH

    The number of assorted products determines the number of levels, and the required length of a level is determined by the cross-sectional size of a package. Filling and emptying of the levels occurs fully automatically in each case.

  • Beschicken EN Feeding
    Continuity at high speed

    High throughput

    FEEDING: Multiple cross-cut saws

    Workpieces can either be fed individually to the multiple cross-cut saw with the aid of a single feed unit or in entire layers, ensuring a constant material flow at even a high production speed.

    Beschicken_Mehrfachablaengsaege
  • Mehrfachablängen EN Multiple cross cutting

    Flexible and efficient

    The ends of raw or planed timber workpieces are cut with millimetre accuracy to the desired fixed lengths in cross-cut saws. The workpieces can be processed individually or layer by layer. Powerful saw motors and feed speeds of max. 50 m/min ensure a high throughput.

    Several cutting programs can be stored to ensure maximum production flexibility, or data can even be imported from ERP systems and master computers.

    Ablaengsaegen_Mehrfachablaengen
  • Stapeln mit Umreifen EN Stacking with strapping
    Time-saving process solutions

    Fully automatic material flow

    STACKING: Shipping packages

    Stacking of timber (including in multiple lengths) can be realised with stacking tongues or vacuum lifters, with the timber being collected in layers and deposited layer by layer on the shipping package to be formed. Shipping strips can be laid between several layers to stabilise the shipping package. Strip laying is automatic. Where necessary, the shipping package is stabilised additionally through final strapping. Squared timbers can be optionally included on the package underside, and the packages can be pressed hydraulically together if desired. Customers who do not wish to have stabilising strips (e.g. because the package only needs to be transported within the company) may avail of offset stacking.

    Stapeln-Versandpaket

    Effective air circulation, thanks to dry sticks

    STACKING: Drying packages

    Wooden sticks are laid between each layer when stacking timber that is still damp in drying packages. The intermediate sticks ensure adequate air circulation during drying and accelerate the drying process. The drying sticks are laid by stick magazines.
    Option: Workpieces of different widths can also be stacked with spacing with the aid of a servo slide.

    Stapeln-Trocknung
  • Optional equipment

    The added bonus for your success! This equipment allows you to enhance your product quality while simultaneously reducing changeover times and personnel costs.

  • Qualitätsscanner EN Quality scanner

    Best timber

    QUALITY SCANNER

    Qualitaetsscanner