Whiskey Barrel Heads

Whiskey Barrel Heads

Description of Application

In whiskey barrel manufacturing, white oak planks too small for barrel staves are used to manufacture barrel heads. In our application workers assemble the non-uniform pieces of wood in an arrangement large enough to be cut into a head. The pieces are arranged on an assembly table complimented by a Smart Vision Lights LED projector. The projector assists the workers to assemble the heading material in an arrangement to minimize waste & mark the center of the assembly. Once the assembly has been finished the kit is moved to a gluing station where they cure as a cant. Once they are dry the workers position them on a fixture & using the center mark referenced from the project, they align the head for an accurate cut in a saw. The LED projector provides not only a clear outside perimeter on the wood surface to minimize waste during the cutting process; it also produces a defined center location that can be marked for operations down stream of the assembly.

Diagram

Inspection Setup:
Vision system: None
Illumination: SXP30-625
Lens: Custom Etched Lens
Light is set to Constant

Evaluation

In whiskey barrel manufacturing, white oak planks too small for barrel staves are used to manufacture barrel heads. In our application workers assemble the non-uniform pieces of wood in an arrangement large enough to be cut into a head. The pieces are arranged on an assembly table complimented by a smart vision LED projector. The projector assists the workers to assemble the heading material in an arrangement to minimize waste & mark the center of the assembly. Once the assembly has been finished the kit is moved to a gluing station where they cure as a cant. Once they are dry the workers position them on a fixture & using the center mark referenced from the project, they align the head for an accurate cut in a saw. The LED projector provides not only a clear outside perimeter on the wood surface to minimize waste during the cutting process; it also produces a defined center location that can be marked for operations down stream of the assembly.

Evaluation conducted by Mac Manufacturing Company.

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