For real-time measuring of wood loss
has been developed for real-time measuring of wood loss during debarking. The measurement device sends wood loss data to the woodroom control system, thus enabling real-time automatic control of debarking.
The wood loss data can also be presented in the control room on a separate display, whereupon any necessary control actions can be done manually.
VisiBark is an optical measurement device which continuously measures share of wood in relation to bark on the bark conveyor. The system provides real-time analysis of the measurement data and sends this data to the control room for operators.
The data can be used in controlling debarking so that unnecessary wood loss can be minimized. Significant annual savings can be acquired even with a small reduction in wood loss. In addition, more accurate wood loss data enables more accurate wood quality controlling.