Integrated speed and length measurement for sawmill applications

The “Length Measurement” smart task enables veneers in a lumber mill to be cut precisely regardless of any slippage of the conveyor belt. The W4S-3 miniature photoelectric sensor is ideally suited for this purpose. This maintenance-free measurement system can also be used to perform a quality inspection after cutting, and to adjust the running saw in the event of tolerance deviations.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family W4S-3
    Photoelectric sensor family with best-in-class performance
    • Best background suppression sensor in its class
    • Universal use of PinPoint LED technology in all models
    • BGS proximity sensor with laser-like light spot for precise detection tasks
    • Reliable setting via 5-turn potentiometer, teach-in pushbutton, teach-in via cable or IO-Link
    • Flexible sensor settings, monitoring, advanced diagnostics, and visualization thanks to IO-Link