Standard and Custom Carriage Control Systems

Linear Carriage Setworks

Provider for Cleereman Carriage Systems

Linear Carriage Control Flyer

Sawyer using operator panel that controls PTJ's new 3-D scanning carriage control.

Sawyer processing logs on a 2 Knee carriage with 3-D scanning carriage control.

Video has stills of scanner layout and log breakdown. Scanning Carriage.

Features

  • Simple controls
  • Full featured
  • Eight board and cant sets
  • Provisions for a slabber
  • BOF solutions
  • 8" or 10" touch screen is used to input data for system operation, servo loop setup, size tables and special data entry if required
  • Customized systems available
  • Enclosures and consoles are UL inspected

Carriage knee controls

  • Auto knee tracking
  • Infinite taper for knees
  • Dogging controls including cinch back if used
  • Hydraulic Lockup Valve and safety valve control
  • Independent jog speeds for forward and reverse
  • Independent set speeds
  • Mechanical functions controlled by AD plc controller
  • Adjustable software limits for dogs retract, dogs extend and turner dogs

PLC/Screen Features

  • Run screen displays status of knees, real time position, target position, trouble messages, log breakdown, cant selected, amount of wood left on carriage and many other features
  • Board sizes, cant sizes, slabber sizes, operational limits, servo dynamic values, servo limits, etc. are entered through the touch screen display and saved in the PLC battery backup ram
  • Help menus for trouble shooting if necessary are on the touch screen
  • Some operational features are displayed on the help screens
  • Input / output status is displayed on the I/O screen
  • ServoSensor status is displayed on screen
  • The run screen will also show a trouble message if a problem occurs with the system

System Operation

  • Sawing breakdown is determined by the sawyer using a saw line laser as a reference
  • This system can be upgraded with a scan system
  • Cants can be automatically selected by log diameter
  • The operator can easily adapt to the product flow of the mill
  • The operator can back stand cants only, half compute a log, manual or full compute a log
  • When computing a log, the operator selects a nominal cut and the computer will fill the log with as many nominal cuts as possible and will automatically step down to a lesser size cut until the log is full and the minimum opening face limit is met
  • The operator can stack boards for log breakdown, as well as select a cant or multiple cants
  • If the operator enters more boards or cants than the log diameter can handle, the operator can still compute the log and the computer will throw out the last entries

System Hardware

  • The system control cabinets, operator panel, and j-boxes are pre-wired at the factory
  • All cables are labeled and cut pigtails are left at the terminal blocks of each enclosure. Rewiring of the enclosures is expedited because the colored wires and pairs are left as they were when tested at the factory
  • Each enclosure has an identifying placard on the front of it
  • The operator console overlay is reverse engraved, to prevent wear and tear over the years of operation
  • An interconnect cable diagram is provided as well as an installation/operation manual. The manual is written to cover most operational procedures and installation requirements

Linear Carriage Setworks

Scanning Carriage Control Systems

Provider for Cleereman Carriage Systems

Vision Scanning Carriage Control System PDF

Sawyer using operator panel that controls PTJ's new 3-D scanning carriage control.

Sawyer processing logs on a 2 Knee carriage with 3-D scanning carriage control.

Video has stills of scanner layout and log breakdown. Scanning Carriage.

Features

  • 8 Board and 8 cant sets
  • 4 species size tables
  • MOF, BOF, and manual log breakdown methods
  • Cancel taper / cancel cant and motion over-ride buttons
  • 2 programmable hot set sizes-1/4" and 1/8"
  • Split hot button - moves knees to the center of whatever wood is left on carriage
  • Log counter
  • Memory
  • Joe Scan 3D scanner heads with 100base T connection speed
  • Joe Scan scanner heads have a 5 year warranty
  • Scans at 12" or 6" centers with accumulated 1" resolution
  • Simple mounting and adjustments of scanner heads
  • Easy scanner calibration
  • If scanner fails, system can still run with the PLC control
  • Enclosures are smaller and less hardware used due to the module integration of the control
  • Motor sontrol start / stop function for hydraulic power unit
  • Proven in industry, the MTS® ServoSensor™ motion controller
  • LT7 carriage position laser have a high MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) rating and are readily available from the factory
  • Since we use a laser or position of the carriage, no mechanical items are needed and nothing can wear out
  • Since a PLC is used, customer specified machine control is possible. An example, saw guide up and down, gate control, log deck interface, and/or log loader control
  • DC power requirements for all components are +24 VDC. Thus no special power supplies are needed
  • Enclosures and consoles are UL inspected

Log Breakdown Methods

  • Standard techniques used throughout the industry
  • MOF (Minimum Opening Face) programmed
    • Selectable none, split, or full taper sawing on all four sides
    • Four selectable face widths and lengths for all four sides
  • BOF (Best Opening Face) programmed
    • Selectable none, split, or full taper sawing
    • Adjustable minimum opening face value
  • Manual breakdown if wanted
    • Sawyer depresses a board button the knees move that amount. The sawyer depresses a cant button and depresses set; the knees will move to that amount from the saw line
  • Cant optimized in solutions
  • Grade saw at any time

Carriage knee controls

  • Auto knee tracking
  • Infinite taper for knees 1, and 3
  • Independent taper for knees 1, and 3
  • Taper cancels when dogs go up
  • Dogging controls including cinch back if used
  • Separate dogs up/down control for each knee
  • Independent knee 1, and 3 disable
  • Hammer dog control
  • Brownsville turner control
  • Hydraulic lockup valve and Safety valve control
  • Timed oiler control. Comes on when hydraulics are turned on
  • Auto null for each knee axis
  • Programmable independent jog speeds for forward and reverse
  • Programmable independent set speeds.
  • Mechanical functions controlled byautomation direct PLC controller
  • Adjustable software limits for dogs retract, dogs extend, hammer dog / scissors dog extend / retract and up / down
  • Servo Sensor® motion controllers mounted in knee hydraulic cylinders

Touchscreen Features

  • Run screen displays status of knees, real time position, target position, trouble messages, log breakdown, cant selected, amount of wood left on carriage and many other features
  • Board sizes, cant sizes, operational limits, Servo dynamic values, servo limits, etc. are entered through the touch screen display and saved in the PLC battery backup ram
  • Help menus for trouble shooting if necessary are on the touch screen
  • Some operational features are displayed on the help screens
  • Input / output status is displayed on the I/O screen
  • Servo Sensor™ status is displayed on screen
  • Timer entries for oiler, log turner, or Brownsville turners, and/or cinch back delay time
  • The run screen will also show a trouble message if a problem occurs with the system
  • Graphs of each cylinder movement and error
  • Actual loaded board and cant values are displayed on screen

Industrial PC LCD Monitor Screens Displays the following:

  • Log opening graph
  • Knee status when scanning
  • Individual laser status-blocked, unblocked, or disabled
  • Data entered for scanner calibration
  • Knee 2 positions in relation to the carriage track
  • Scan parameter entry screens
  • Scan history screens
  • Individual laser heads can be disabled using the mouse and keyboard
  • LT7 carriage position laser setup

System Hardware

  • The system control cabinets, operator panel, and j-boxes are pre-wired at the factory
  • All cables are labeled and cut pigtails are left at the terminal blocks of each enclosure. Rewiring of the enclosures is expedited because the colored wires and pairs are left as they were when tested at the factory
  • Each enclosure has an identifying placard on the front of it
  • The operator console overlay is reverse engraved, to prevent wear and tear over the years of operation
  • An interconnect cable diagram is provided as well as an installation/operation manual. The manual is written to cover most operational procedures and installation requirements
  • PTJ uses "off the shelf parts". No black box technology
  • All parts used in the system are available directly from the manufacturer. This gives the user some independence

Carriage Control Hardware

  • Hoffman 16x16 Slope front enclosure with reverse engraved overlay
  • Control handles terminated within enclosure
  • All inputs and outputs within panel are +24VDC
  • LED lamps used within the lighted push buttons for longer MBF
  • Ethernet linked Input/Output rack to main control cabinet
  • Lamps, pushbuttons, handle controls wired to remote PLC rack
  • Lighted start / stop button for HPU
  • Lighted E-Stop mushroom button
  • Control Power Start/Stop button

Control Cabinet

  • 30" x 36" x 10" Hoffman Enclosure with back Panel
  • Two 12 amp switching +24 VDC power supplies
  • Indicating fuse blocks are used on all AC outputs to carriage dogging, etc., DC outputs, and all power sources.
  • Pantograph AC power cable terminated on bottom of box
  • Clearly marked input and output terminals
  • Utilizes automation direct PLC
  • Garrett 8 port hub

Industrial PC (Personal Computer)

  • PC handles the data gathering from the scanner bar
  • If the PC should go down, the carriage system can still be run with the PLC
  • PC communicates to the scanner bar and PLC
  • Uses 17" LCD monitor, wireless mouse, and wireless keyboard
  • Program nested in ram

PLC

  • 260 CPU
    • 2nd communication port connected to touch screen
  • 1-Combination DC input / output module
  • 1-AC Input module for start/stop circuits
  • 3-High current AC output modules
  • 1-ERM (Ethernet Remote Master Module) for communication to operator panel
  • 1-ECOM (Ethernet Communication Module) for PC communications to PLC
  • The PLC controls all carriage functions and others specified by the customer
  • Adjustable timers for turner control
  • Uses a 10" touch screen display for HMI interface

Scan Curtain

  • Top bar only
  • Simple scan bar (mounting to floor supplied by customer)
  • Easy scan head mounting
  • 12 to 24 ft. scan area (dependant on the number of scan heads)
  • Uses 6 to 12 JS-20 scan heads for a scan area of 12 to 24 ft.
  • Connectors to laser heads are screw on for easy replacement
  • Scan bar not affected by log turner position
  • Scanner not affected by fiber residue falling below carriage
  • No special blowing system required

Laser Electronics

  • Lasers are turned on / off by computer software
  • Lasers are readily available from manufacturer
  • Application software used to align lasers
  • Quick and easy alignment
  • Programmable scanning window for each head

Carriage Position Control

  • Resolution to .010"
  • Actual position returned to computer. No data manipulation required
  • Easy setup
  • No encoder and reference proxy required
  • No mechanical linkage
  • Uses time of flight laser in retro-reflective mode
  • A reflective panel is attached to the end of the carriage

Hydraulic Line Shaft Carriage Control

Provider for Cleereman Carriage Systems

Carriage Shaft Proportional Setworks Flyer

Features

  • Robust design for longer operation and performance which means more uptime
  • Easy installation
  • Parts replacement cost much less
  • Less hardware
  • Capable of setting to +/- .001
  • Enclosures and consoles are UL inspected

System Operational Features

  • 8 programmable board sizes per species
  • 8 programmable cant sizes per species
  • 8 programmable pre-stack sizes per species
  • 4 species tables
  • Backset ability
  • Manual and face 2 and 4 back stand compute functions
  • When changing from mode to mode, entries are remembered
  • Run screen 1 displays knee position, target, board and/or cant selected, log breakdown when computed back stand is used, and system status
  • Alternate run screen shows minimal operation information
  • Multiple screens for information of the system and parameter entry are: menu, system parameters, species sizes, knee/s calibration to sawline, motion dynamics, axis status, timers, and cant prestack building
  • Adjustable software limits for dogs extended, hammer dog forward limit, reverse limit, set velocity and jog velocity are entered through the system parameter screen

AC Control Features

  • All dogging and on carriage control provided by our system; no extra boxes required
  • Separate knee taper block control
  • Carriage log turners or brownsville turners
  • Brake control if used
  • Separate dog up/down control for each knee
  • User defined specialized AC control if required

System Hardware Features

  • Only one electrical enclosure to install. Doubles as the operator panel
  • Touch Screen mounted in the panel.
  • Touch Screen panel is an 8" diagonal color.
  • Operator push button handles, power cord, knee control, and AC carriage control connected directly to panel
  • Operator panel is a 16x16 Hoffman slope front panel that has a flat bottom so the sawyer has leg room
  • Since one box is used, installation is easier and quicker
  • Included in the package is a proportional valve and Servo Sensor for feedback and motion control
  • A single cable is provided for installing on the pantograph from the console to proportional valve and Servo Sensor
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Board Edgers Optimization

Provider for Cleereman Carriage Systems

Board Edgers Optimization Flyer

Features

  • PC program will have board tally for printing:
    • Piece count
    • Operational screens
    • Wane allowance inputs
    • System Parameter entry screen
    • Board Breakdown based on value in dollars per piece or volume
    • Proprietary board solution software
  • Ability to adapt to changing market requirements.
  • PLC machine control:
    • Lug chains
    • Infeed rolls
    • Press rolls
    • Edger roll sequencing
    • Pickers
  • Enclosures and consoles are UL inspected

Top Scan Only

  • Laser spots are on one-inch centers
  • Better scan density for snapshot of boards. This increases the best solution for the board
  • High speed data gathering using ethernet 100baseT
  • Low power requirements for heads
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PLC Screen Features

  • Display status of mechanical system
  • Time delay data entry for machine functions
  • Machine cycle time
  • Optimizer infeed and edger feed speeds
  • Some operational features are displayed on the help screens
  • Input / output status is displayed on the I/O screen
  • Servo Sensor status is displayed on screen
  • The run screen will also show a trouble message if a problem occurs with the system

PC Screen Features

  • Display the axis motion status, target and actual position
  • Graphic display of the board solution
  • Run screen will show machine status
  • System configuration data is entered through a keyboard/mouse
  • 100BaseT ethernet interface
  • 10BaseT ethernet interface
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System Operation

  • Operator will turn boards wane up and position on lug chain
  • Operator will have a remote station at the location for manual machine control function
  • Board will pass through scanner for solution
  • If the Infeed table is ready, the board will continue onto the table, the cylinders will position the stops, and the board will feed.
  • When the board clears the cylinder stop closest to the edger, another board will be delivered to the table for feed
  • The rear pickers will come up for the saw pockets used
  • The expected pieces per minute will be 32 peak and 28 average. This is all dependent on the mechanical ability of the optimizing table and the operator

System Hardware

  • The system control cabinets, operator panel, and j-boxes are pre-wired at the factory
  • All cables are labeled and cut pigtails are left at the terminal blocks of each enclosure
  • Rewiring of the enclosures is expedited because the colored wires and pairs are left as they were when tested at the factory
  • Each enclosure has an identifying placard on the front of it
  • The operator console overlay is reverse engraved, to prevent wear and tear over the years of operation
  • An interconnect cable diagram is provided as well as an installation/operation manual
  • The manual is written to cover most operational procedures and installation requirements
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Resaw Systems

Provider for Cleereman Carriage Systems

Resaw Systems Flyer

Features

  • Linebar sets 1 through 16 plus left/right jog
  • Four species size tables
  • Easy calibration
  • Since a PLC is used, customer specified machine control is possible. An example, manual and auto roll sequencing
  • Enclosures and consoles are UL inspected

Saw Controls

  • Servo Sensor® motion controllers mounted in linebar hydraulic cylinders.

PLC Touch Screen Features

  • Run screen displays status of saw axis, real time position, target position, trouble messages, board selected, and many other features
  • Board sizes, operational limits, Servo dynamic values, servo limits, etc. are entered through the touch screen display and saved in the PLC battery backup ram.
  • Help menus for trouble shooting if necessary are on the touch screen
  • Some operational features are displayed on the help screens
  • Input/output status is displayed on the I/O screen. Servo Sensor® status is displayed on screen
  • Timer entries for roll sequencing
  • The run screen will also show a trouble message if a problem occurs with the system

System Hardware Features

  • The system control cabinets, operator panel, and j-boxes are pre-wired at the factory
  • All cables are labeled and cut pigtails are left at the terminal blocks of each enclosure
  • Rewiring of the enclosures is expedited because the colored wires and pairs are left as they were when tested at the factory
  • Each enclosure has an identifying placard on the front of it
  • The operator console overlay is reverse engraved, to prevent wear and tear over the years of operation
  • An interconnect cable diagram is provided as well as an installation/operation manual
  • The manual is written to cover most operational procedures and installation requirements
  • Resaw control hardware

Operator Panel

  • All inputs and outputs within panel are +24VDC
  • LED lamps used within the lighted push buttons for longer MBF
  • Lighted E-Stop and control power buttons

System Hardware

  • The system control cabinets, operator panel, and j-boxes are pre-wired at the factory
  • All cables are labeled and cut pigtails are left at the terminal blocks of each enclosure
  • Rewiring of the enclosures is expedited because the colored wires and pairs are left as they were when tested at the factory
  • Each enclosure has an identifying placard on the front of it
  • The operator console overlay is reverse engraved, to prevent wear and tear over the years of operation
  • An interconnect cable diagram is provided as well as an installation/operation manual
  • The manual is written to cover most operational procedures and installation requirements
resaw

Trimmer Control

Provider for Cleereman Carriage Systems

Trimmer Control Flyer

PTJ trimmer saw system utilizes the flexibility of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for machine control and a touch screen display for system operations configuration and information retrieval. DC power requirements for all components are +24 VDC. Thus no special power supplies are needed

Features

  • Lamp indicators for each limit switch input
  • 14 lighted 22mm push buttons for saw selection with lighted section for what saws are energized
  • Mushroom headed push buttons for near end and far end trim
    • Near Trim 2', 4', 5', 6', 7', 8'
    • Far Trim 6', 5', 4', 3', 2', 1'
  • Pass board
  • No trim
  • Slash
  • Touch screen interface
  • Photo eyes or metal proxies for link and lug counter
  • Lineal foot tally output
  • Enclosures and consoles are UL inspected

PLC Touch Screen Features

  • Run screen displays status of saws, real time operation, trouble messages, and lineal feet information
  • Operational limits, etc. are entered through the Touch Screen Display and saved in the PLC battery backup ram
  • Help menus for trouble shooting if necessary are on the Touch Screen
  • Some operational features are displayed on the help screens
  • Input/output status is displayed on the I/O screen
  • Timer entries if required
  • The run screen will also show a trouble message if a problem occurs with the system

System Hardware

  • The system control cabinets, operator panel, and j-boxes are pre-wired at the factory
  • All cables are labeled and cut pigtails are left at the terminal blocks of each enclosure. Rewiring of the enclosures is expedited because the colored wires and pairs are left as they were when tested at the factory
  • Each enclosure has an identifying placard on the front of it
  • The operator console overlay is reverse engraved, to prevent wear and tear over the years of operation
  • An interconnect cable diagram is provided as well as an installation/operation manual. The manual is written to cover most operational procedures and installation requirements
  • Console is UL approved
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