The GreCon FORMATOR automatically homogenises the material distribution of the formed wood based mat so that remarkable improvements in panel quality and significant savings of material, process and logistic costs are achieved.
A high forming accuracy is achieved by a combination of segmented scalper and X-ray scanner DIEFFENSOR. Both systems are integrated in a control loop so that the mat can be, for the first time, homogenised automatically. The DIEFFENSOR determines the weight per unit area of the whole mat with high resolution and regulates the segments of the scalper to the appropriate position. Thus, spreading fluctuations are considerably reduced, and the panels become more homogeneous.
Due to the precise weight per unit area measurement by the DIEFFENSOR, not only the material added for sanding, but also the nominal value can be reduced. Material savings of up to 5 % can be realised while the product quality is maintained. The clear reduction of spreading fluctuations leads to less strain of downstream production facilities. The service life of working tools, such as sanding belts, saw blades or milling heads, will increase. Panel surfaces become more homogeneous and thus better for coating. The consumption of lacquer is reduced.
Improved product quality increases customer satisfaction. The combination of homogeneous material distribution and reduction of the nominal value allows higher production speeds and output.