You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Technology to sort lumber by color and grain for furniture parts
Author: Kline, D. Earl; Conners, Richard; Araman, Philip A.;
Source: Proceedings, Quality Lumber Drying in the Pacific Northwest. 67-73.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: This paper describes an automatic color and grain sorting system for wood edge-glued panel parts. The color sorting system simultaneously examines both faces of a panel part and then determines which face has the "best" color, and sorts the part into one of a number of color classes at plant production speeds. In-plant test results show that the system generated over 91 percent acceptable panels from automatically sorted red oak panel parts, which exceeded target plant production goals. The technology is also capable of grain sorting panel parts. While sorting parts by grain appears promising in laboratory testing, the grain sorting performance of the technology has not yet been tested in an actual production environment. The color sorting system is a patented technology and is now commercially available under the name of CESYS by Group Seven Systems.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Kline, D. Earl; Conners, Richard; Araman, Philip A. 2000. Technology to sort lumber by color and grain for furniture parts. Proceedings, Quality Lumber Drying in the Pacific Northwest. 67-73.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility