Manufacturing and Lumber Processing Applications


When it comes to manufacturing within the lumber industry, companies are always looking for the best equipment around. The oldest known wooden constructions in the world were found by German archeologists in the Greater Leipzig region of Germany. It was discovered that these four Neolithic wells were created by the Linear Pottery Company and date back to nearly 7,000 years. These findings were led by a research team with members from the Institute of Forest Growth of the University of Freiburg and were published in the scientific research journal PLoS ONE. They were later recorded as being the oldest known timber constructions in the world.

Kraus Schoenberg’s woodland children nursery uses timber in a way that greatly differs from the use of those that were discovered in the Greater Leipzig region. Located in an Ohlstedt neighborhood among a forested area of Hamburg, DE, this nursery’s construction enables all those inside to remain in full view of others while simultaneously emphasizing a relationship with nature.

Even though these two uses of lumber greatly differ, they both hold one similar characteristic: they both use a natural product as a means to serve one distinct purpose. The terms timber and lumber refer to the various lengths of wood that are used as construction materials for building and architecture purposes. One company that is extremely familiar with the process of cutting and sorting timber is Pantron Automation, Inc. Pantron Automation caters to those within the field of manufacturing and lumber through their stylistically equipped Pantron Photoelectric Sensors.

The Pantron Photoelectric Sensors are products of the German manufacturer, Pantron Instruments, and can be use for multiple purposes. For example, these sensors have “photo eyes” which have the ability to detect different sized boards. These sensors can further detect when and if a board is loaded properly before it even enters a machine. Another useful characteristic of these sensors is that they can detect the ends of boards so that another one can be loaded right after the exit of the previous in a timely manner. These photoelectric sensors are also designed with 60,000 LUX immunity to sunlight while ignoring extraneous light sources.

This year’s LME conference will be held from April 26 – 27, 2016 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. Key features include: the memorable Laser Technology Showcase, the Ask the Expert booth, and various Networking Opportunities. Other major opportunities include the ability to connect with suppliers who can help you to benefit by using lasers in your manufacturing.

Pantron Automation, Inc. will be exhibiting at LME 2016.

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Steven Glover is a proud member of the LIA staff. When he is not at work he is actively involved in several charitable efforts.
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