BestCut M2 sawing and optimization system

Client

Year

2021

Location

Latvia, Cesvaine

Product

Time of implementation

12 months

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“VMS Timber” is an international company which produces and sells wood panelling for saunas, pallets, mobile saunas and cottages.

The goal of this project was to develop a sawing and optimization solution for processing European Ash planks into sauna panels. The solution should be autonomous, minimize waste, maximize the value of output while increasing processing speed and precision.

"Zippy Vision surprised us with their ability to carry out technologically complicated projects with industry level returns and exceeding our expectations."

Matīss Kuba,

Chairman of the Board

Challenge

  • Increase the ripsaw production speed to match the rest of the production line's capacity

  • Automatize plank sawing process

  • Lack of quality control

Solution

  • Full 3D and visual information of both sides of each plank

  • AI defect detection model for 7 European Ash defect types

  • Optimization algorithm that divides each plank into products from the daily production mix

  • Chain-driven saw infeed positioning system that is based on visual information of each individual plank

Results

  • The value out of each plank is maximized increasing the overall system yield by 10%

  • Production rate increased 3 times

  • Decreased operator workload freeing them for other tasks 

  • Production statistics and reporting system for each product that has been produced always accessible to the management