02:20 Apr-08-2009 Vincent Vallee R & D Quebec Industrial Research Center, Canada, Joined Apr 2009 3
Wood Species Differentiation Technologies
We are seeking for a technology or a combination of technologies to discriminate on line, in real time and in harsh industrial environment different wood species (mostly spruce, pine and fir) whether the wood is in the form of a whole tree-length, a log (barked or unbarked), sawn wood or wood chips, whether the wood is frozen or not.
08:18 Apr-08-2009 Ernst Niederleithinger R & D, - BAM (Fed. inst. for material research and testing, Germany, Joined Jun 2001 7
Re: Wood Species Differentiation TechnologiesIn Reply to Vincent Vallee at 02:20 Apr-08-2009 (Opening).
The upcoming 16th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
Beijing, China, May 11-13, 2009, http://www.ndt2009.cn/, is probably a valuable source of information.
My first idea would be a knowledge based visual + IR system. We use LIBS (laser induced breakdown spectroscopy) for concrete type determination (works also for glass or metal sorting). No idea at the moment, if that could help.