October 5, 2017
Obviating the need for operator intervention at UAB Multimeda
By Malene Bou Zeid
For most manufacturers, downtime is the single largest source of lost production time. The intelligent management software incorporated in System TM’s line minimizes down time by automatically resolving errors and by reducing the need for operator intervention and presence.
Established in Radviliškis, Lithuania in 1998, UAB Multimeda employs over 350 employees. UAB Multimeda manufactures tables, chairs, beds, racks and various furniture parts. It is one of Lithuania’s largest birch wood processing companies, collaborating with main partners such as multinational company IKEA.
The Opti-Kap 5003 line
UAB Multimeda’ s Opti-Kap 5003-line investment serves as a significant step toward achieving workpiece quality and uniformity improvement due to the impeccable accuracy of the Opti-Kap 5003 saw.
The initial stage of the Opti-Kap 5003 line is defined as the moulding of workpieces. Once workpieces have been processed by the moulder, they are measured by a moisture meter placed in line with the moulder. This device detects and sorts out workpieces with moisture contents above moisture content limits. Workpieces that adhere to moisture content limits are eventually carried onto a Microtec Goldeneye 301 scanner for the identification of hardwood abnormalities and defects. Next, the Opti-Kap 5003 saw optimizes and cuts workpieces into components by making the most effective use of raw wood. Finally, workpieces are carried out to sorting belt conveyors in which they are categorized according to wood qualities, finger-jointing and fixed lengths.