Efficient wood and paper processing
From unfinished wood planks to high-quality paper – intelligent sensors and position measurement systems ensure greater efficiency in woodworking and paper-making machinery. Even though sensors in the forestry and sawmill industries are subjected to the harshest ambient conditions, they must still work with the highest reliability. Our innovative sensor technology is robust, precise, and enables fast, automated processes.
Highly modern hydraulics and position measuring technology can handle high production speeds in the paper winding process. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors, which are securely packed in the hydraulic cylinder, continually report the exact position.
In paper production, the headbox evenly applies the stock suspension on the wire mesh. Hydraulic components control the deckle plates and headbox bottom lip. Our precise position measurement systems in hydraulic cylinders reliably ensure quality thanks to their stainless steel sensor head - even in this aggressive environment.
Intelligent cylinders with Balluff's in-cylinder Micropulse linear position sensors ensure that the contact pressure of the blade remains constant. They precisely control its position while it peels the logs in veneer production.
In primary lumber, hydraulic cylinders are used to position the blades on gang saws. This highly-dynamic process requires high-perfomance closed-loop servohydraulic control. Balluff Micropulse linear position sensors provide the cylinder position feedback necessary to close the loop. High accuracy and fast update rates ensure high performance.
Fast and flexible: Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors ensure that the log is guided to the desired board thickness after each successive cut.
Our vibration-resistant BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors are used in hydraulic cylinders to optimally feed logs of various sizes into debarking machinery. This allows you to reliably monitor the piston position of the feed unit.