Wood-Processing Industry

AiSight’s predictive maintenance system cuts downtime in the wood processing industry. Industrial wood processing demands precise cuts, a dust-free environment, and around-the-clock production. The abrasive environment means regular maintenance is a must. Constant cleaning is necessary to clear dust from surfaces and the air. Meanwhile, interlinked production lines grind to a halt if any part breaks down. Predict problems before they happen and keep everything spinning, with AiSight.

50

sensors installed

226

faults detected in 6 months

200.000€

maintenance costs savings

4.3

months to ROI

Machines and Failures

Sawmill

A spinning blade attached to a motor–these simple machines cut wood down to size.

Faults we detect:

Misalignment

Bearing faults

Imbalance

Gearbox failure

To cut accurately, it’s necessary to regularly renew cutting parts during scheduled maintenance.

Dust Extractors

These machines use fans to draw air through cyclones and HEPA filters, removing dust from workspaces.

Faults we detect:

Misalignment

Bearing faults

Imbalance

Belt issues

Removing sawdust is necessary–it’s a health hazard, a fire hazard, and interferes with the functions of machines.

Kiln Dry Ovens

These systems season wood by removing extra moisture–the process can take weeks and requires optimal conditions maintained by fans and heaters.

Faults we detect:

Misalignment

Bearing faults

Imbalance

Wood processing requires stable wood–unchecked wood moisture causes products to shrink and warp.

Sanders

Motors move abrasive materials at high speeds over wood, smoothing surfaces.

Faults we detect:

Misalignment

Bearing faults

Imbalance

Gearbox faults

Misaligned sanders provide poor finish quality and can create uneven surfaces.

Profile Cutter

These precise saws cut the edges of boards into forms useful as molding or joints.

Faults we detect:

Misalignment

Bearing faults

Imbalance

These precise saws cut the edges of boards into forms useful as molding or joints.

Value & Benefits

1

Production quality

Quality manufactured wood products need each piece to fit perfectly. Well-maintained machines deliver precise work.

2

Efficient use of materials

A machine that isn’t working optimally can produce unsatisfactory results. In a subtractive process, that means wasted materials.

3

Asset care optimization

Regular maintenance is a reality with cutting machines–cutting parts wear out and break. Anticipate when maintenance is necessary, keep the parts sharp, and keep your machines running longer.

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