Blow Detection System BLOW-SCAN
for MDF, OSB, OSL, Particleboard and Plywood
Brochure: PDF (2786 KB)
detect blows, bursts and unglued areas during the production of wooden composite panels. They send inaudible ultrasound through the panels and can be deployed in harsh production environments, such as dust, steam and high temperatures.
The systems are automatically calibrated in the panel gaps. Dirt deposits and temperature drifts are automatically compensated.
The production requirements are different for each panel type
Blows, bursts and unglued areas, i.e. air inclusions are always undesired. These quality deficiencies can be detected and automatically reported by means of ultrasound. While it is possible to limit the production of plywood to the measurement only to “blows yes/no”, the production of chipboards, fibreboards and OSB panels can be achieved considerably more. It is already possible to recognise the change in properties of the panels in order to enable an early detection of blows and to receive references in terms of the panel quality. An important performance feature of blow detection (early warning) is that the production capacity can be specifically optimised. Overdimensionings can be avoided.
Blow detection systems are preferably used in the production of chipboards, MDF, OSB and plywood panels. In addition to the blow detection, any changes in the properties of the panels are displayed in a multi-colour ultrasound image. Before any blows occur, the operator will be provided with the information to adjust the process parameters in such a way that any blows are avoided.
Air sword “AirKnife”
By using the air sword “AirKnife”, the blow detection function will be significantly improved once again.
The air sword provides a constant airflow across the entire width of the panel. This creates homogenous, aerodynamic conditions in the measurement range, which ensures that the ultrasound is always coupled into the panel with the same intensity.
Air turbulences caused by the transport underneath the panels can no longer disturb the measurement signal.
- Automatic "online calibration"
No moving frame construction required
- Automatic adjustment of all sensors to the same level of sensitivity
No calibration plates required
- Automatic compensation
of the dust load on the sensors
- Automatic compensation of the temperature drift
- Real-time system
leads to a high level of system stability
- High production speed allows
up to 5.5m/s (330m/min.) [18ft/s (1,083ft/min.)]
- Interface for service purposes
enables the configuration directly at the measuring system
- Position and size of imperfection
- Multi-colour ultrasound image
- Trend / history function
|Number of measurement channels:||1 to 22
(more upon request)
|Channel spacing:||min. 110 mm [4.3inch]|
|Noticeable imperfection:||min. Ø 28 mm [1.1inch]|
|Max. board thickness: (depending on the board density)||up to 60mm [2.4inch]
|Min. board density:
(depending on the board thickness)
|Number of colours:||2 or 500|
|Automatic compensation of
compensation of sensor contamination:
- Air sword “AirKnife”
to improve the blow detection system
- Connection to process control system and PLC
- Colour marking
“EWS Online Support”