The Altec XY Scanner 3D Version 2.0 and Charger Controls Package is a high performance, cost effective drop-in replacement solution for upgrading existing XY scanning and geometric positioning systems on veneer lathes. The system uses state of the art laser displacement sensors, providing superior round-up complete and carriage retract solutions, which yield both increased recovery and production over conventional scanning and geometric positioning systems. The system is fully configurable to handle a wide range of block lengths and diameters. Our Scanner has the ability to scan and rotate during the lift period which reduces cycle time dramatically.
The Altec XY Scanner 3D is modular, scalable and easy to use. The system comes with a self-contained Laser Housing, XY Server enclosure running our 64 bit application and a seperate client PC.The system can be easily retrofitted to existing lathe charger systems. Average installation time for the system has been only 72 hours or less depending on the configuration. Servicing sensors on the system is as easy as plug and play. Fully integrated comprehensive alarming and system diagnostics provide for ease-of-use, maintainability and reduced down time.
The system now comes standard with ControlLogix PLC and Allen Bradley motion platform
We feel that with the increased data collected and our solution algorithm it is the best XY scanner on the market today, providing increased recovery and production numbers. It is a must for any mill upgrade.