Kadant Carmanah Design launches advanced vision systems for OSB stranding lines

8 July 2019

Kadant Carmanah Design, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc has launched three advanced vision systems designed to help OSB producers increase production rates and improve strand quality in the wood room.

The ARGUS-FMS fines measurement system, developed in collaboration with FPInnovations, continuously scans the strander outfeed conveyor to provide real-time fines percentages for every cutting pass.

According to Lorne Fardy, product development manager for Kadant Carmanah: “By constantly scanning all strands produced, the FMS greatly reduces the error rates inherent with manual strand sampling.”

The ARGUS-LDO log deck optimizer and ARGUS-LPO™ load pocket optimizer provide data on the volume of logs staged on the log deck and in the load pocket of the batch.

Together, these devices help operators increase strander fill-rates and wood room production.

Kadant Carmanah Design, located in Surrey, B.C. Canada, designs and manufactures equipment for the panel and engineered wood products, pulp and paper, and sawmill industries.