Wood Inspection


X-ray inspection systems are used for inspection both of logs and sawn timber.

Logs can be inspected using X-ray linescan or CT methods.

LINX detectors of typically 1 metre length are used to detect the X-rays after passing through the logs.

The use of multiple X-ray sources and detectors enables many parameters of a log to be measured, including knot volume, ring width, rot and density. This permits much more efficient use of material.

Thicker logs require higher X-ray energies.

Different scintillators can be fitted to optimize detector perfomance for X-ray energies between 100keV and 225keV.

Sawn timber is inspected by a single X-ray source and by a smaller detector, typically 0.5m long and provides measurement of timber thickness and quality.


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Examples of LINX systems



type

length of
active area
mm

detector
pitch
mm



energy



scintillator


data
sheet

LINX1110 1024 1.6 single Gadox  
LINX1210 1024 1.6 single CsI  
LINX1310 1024 1.6 single CdWO4  
LINX1116 1638 1.6 single Gadox  
LINX1120 2024 1.6 single Gadox