An industrial test of measuring saw mismatch using laser triangulation
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Sawing yield is an important parameter for the sawmill profit. One way to increase the sawing yield is by a reduced saw kerf width, an adapted shrinking allowance, and a lower sawing allowance. The Swedish sawmills on the other hand see a risk of poorer sawing accuracy and sawing precision and at worst, more frequent saw blade failures. One problem with a reduced saw kerf width is the saw mismatch that may occur in double arbor saw machines. Saw mismatch occurs when the saw blades are displaced in axial direction with respect to each other due to wear, heat or mechanical disturbance. In this study the aim was to test the robustness of a laser triangulation unit used for measuring saw mismatch during sawmill operation. The aim was also to find a suitable response variable for saw mismatch which was evaluated by using the cant height, feed speed and average top diameter of the logs as predicting variables in a partial least squares regression. The goodness of prediction for each response variable was used to compare the response variables with each other. The results showed that the robustness when measuring saw mismatch by laser triangulation during ongoing sawmill production was satisfactory. The response variable with the best goodness of prediction (Q2 = 0.135) was defined using a sliding window with a size of 500 boards. Each element of the response variable was calculated as the share of boards within the sliding window exceeding a threshold value of 0.5 mm. This response variable was positively correlated with the cant height, feed speed and average top diameter of the log. Future work requires a designed experiment where the predicting variables are varied systematically and where the effect of characteristics and wear of the saw blades is also considered.
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Research subject Wood Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34634Local ID: 8e33c356-cd79-4cc6-a373-7301aea3b0aaOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34634DiVA: diva2:1007885
International Wood Machining Seminar : 04/08/2013 - 07/08/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20130730 (bendar)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved