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FMI III system

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The FMI systems are in-line moisture meters developed by Brookhuis which determines the wood moisture in the production line contact-free, with a view to sorting or selecting wood. It consists of a control unit and one or more sensors. These sensors measure wood moisture content while the wood travels past them without making any contact.

The FMI-III system can easily measure the wood moisture content at a speed of 200 pieces a minute with systems suitable for transversal transport, or 600 meters a minute with systems suitable for longitudinal transport.

One of the most important aspects of a FMI system is its ability to sort wood, ensuring that only wood with the right moisture content is released for further production. It is also possible to set a number of limiting values so that wood can be sorted on the basis of moisture content. Sorting can also be carried out by hand with a marking system or, if it is within the machine’s capabilities, the FMI system can also control a fully automated sorting system.

FMI III Type-X
FMI III type-L

Automation and system solutions

The expertise and the product range of Brookhuis extend far beyond moisture measurement and sorting alone. A comprehensive solution can be supplied with electric, pneumatic and mechanical components. Systems can be delivered turnkey as well..

FMI III Sensor types

Brookhuis offers depending on the machine configuration the following sensor types:
FMI III:  L-type sensors for longitudinal wood transport
FMI III: X-type sensors for transversal wood transport

Read more about the FMI III below:

L-type

  • Microprocessor-controlled sensors
  • Industrial type, powder coated
  • Measurement of entire board length
  • FMI-III
    • Maximum board speed of 600 metres per minute
    • 400 MC measurements per second
  • Fully automatic calibration, no potentiometers
  • Operation temperature -20~40ºC (-4~104ºF), non-condensing
  • Digital communication (no interference problems as you might realize with analogue systems)
Product
L-100
L-150
L-200
Board thickness
10~100mm
20~150 mm
50~200mm
Lumber & Boards
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Timber
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Gluelam
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Dimensions
615x365x290
615x365x340
615x365x390
Weight
26.7 kg
27.6 kg
28.5 kg

X-type

Microprocessor-controlled sensor

  • Industrial type, stainless steel
  • Narrow field sensors (100, 400 or 600mm)
  • Integrated optical sensor(s) for board detection
  • FMI-III
    • Maximum 3 transversal sensors X100/X400/X600/X800
    • Maximum 180 pieces per minute
    • 400 MC measurements per second
  • Fully automatic calibration, no potentiometers
  • Operation temperature -20~40ºC (-4~104ºF), non-condensing
  • Digital communication (no interference problems as you might realize with analogue systems)
  • Dimensions
    • X100 (400 x 200 x 150 mm)
    • X400 (400 x 200 x 150 mm)
    • X600 (600 x 200 x 150 mm)
  • Weight
    • X100 (5.4 kg)
    • X400 (5.4 kg)
    • X600 (8.1 kg)

Specifications

  • Selectable languages (English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, German, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese, Slovak and Russian)
  • Adjustable sensitivity for knot, wet spot and finger joint suppression
  • Report generator for PC or printer
  • Alarm setting (rejected compared to measured boards)
  • Software for 1000 product programs with settings for
    • Wood species type (16 characters)
    • Batch information (2 lines / 16 characters)
    • Density
    • Dimensions (mm or inches)
    • Peak, average or real-time marker
    • Maximum and minimum MC level
    • Calibration procedure (automatic / manual)
    • Calibration optimization
  • Graphical display 65 x 120 mm (2.5 x 4.7″) with backlight
  • A measurement screen for average, maximum, minimum and continuous Moisture Content (MC) reading of each board
  • A statistical screen with 10 adjustable ranges for average MC, standard deviation and graphical information of all measured boards
  • Accuracy 1% MC typical
  • Backup memory
  • Digital inputs for automatic zeroing, start/stop measuring and pause measuring
  • Relay outputs for watchdog, maximum and minimum MC level, real-time marking and alarm (Optional sorting on 4/5 levels)
  • Communication port RS 232 and RS 485 for PC or printer
  • Ethernet connection (optional) for integration in factory network
  • Analogue output 0(4)~20 mA or 0~10 Volt
  • Supply voltage 90~132 / 175~264 VAC 47~440 Hz
  • Operating temperature 10~40ºC (50~104ºF) (non-condensing)
  • Dimensions 380x380x240mm (15x15x9.5 inches)
  • Weight 12.7 kg (28 lbs)

Request information

Are you interested in one of our handheld moisture meters? Please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.
+ L-type

L-type

  • Microprocessor-controlled sensors
  • Industrial type, powder coated
  • Measurement of entire board length
  • FMI-III
    • Maximum board speed of 600 metres per minute
    • 400 MC measurements per second
  • Fully automatic calibration, no potentiometers
  • Operation temperature -20~40ºC (-4~104ºF), non-condensing
  • Digital communication (no interference problems as you might realize with analogue systems)
Product
L-100
L-150
L-200
Board thickness
10~100mm
20~150 mm
50~200mm
Lumber & Boards
++
+
Timber
+
++
++
Gluelam
++
+
+
Dimensions
615x365x290
615x365x340
615x365x390
Weight
26.7 kg
27.6 kg
28.5 kg
+ X-type

X-type

Microprocessor-controlled sensor

  • Industrial type, stainless steel
  • Narrow field sensors (100, 400 or 600mm)
  • Integrated optical sensor(s) for board detection
  • FMI-III
    • Maximum 3 transversal sensors X100/X400/X600/X800
    • Maximum 180 pieces per minute
    • 400 MC measurements per second
  • Fully automatic calibration, no potentiometers
  • Operation temperature -20~40ºC (-4~104ºF), non-condensing
  • Digital communication (no interference problems as you might realize with analogue systems)
  • Dimensions
    • X100 (400 x 200 x 150 mm)
    • X400 (400 x 200 x 150 mm)
    • X600 (600 x 200 x 150 mm)
  • Weight
    • X100 (5.4 kg)
    • X400 (5.4 kg)
    • X600 (8.1 kg)
+ Specifications

Specifications

  • Selectable languages (English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, German, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese, Slovak and Russian)
  • Adjustable sensitivity for knot, wet spot and finger joint suppression
  • Report generator for PC or printer
  • Alarm setting (rejected compared to measured boards)
  • Software for 1000 product programs with settings for
    • Wood species type (16 characters)
    • Batch information (2 lines / 16 characters)
    • Density
    • Dimensions (mm or inches)
    • Peak, average or real-time marker
    • Maximum and minimum MC level
    • Calibration procedure (automatic / manual)
    • Calibration optimization
  • Graphical display 65 x 120 mm (2.5 x 4.7″) with backlight
  • A measurement screen for average, maximum, minimum and continuous Moisture Content (MC) reading of each board
  • A statistical screen with 10 adjustable ranges for average MC, standard deviation and graphical information of all measured boards
  • Accuracy 1% MC typical
  • Backup memory
  • Digital inputs for automatic zeroing, start/stop measuring and pause measuring
  • Relay outputs for watchdog, maximum and minimum MC level, real-time marking and alarm (Optional sorting on 4/5 levels)
  • Communication port RS 232 and RS 485 for PC or printer
  • Ethernet connection (optional) for integration in factory network
  • Analogue output 0(4)~20 mA or 0~10 Volt
  • Supply voltage 90~132 / 175~264 VAC 47~440 Hz
  • Operating temperature 10~40ºC (50~104ºF) (non-condensing)
  • Dimensions 380x380x240mm (15x15x9.5 inches)
  • Weight 12.7 kg (28 lbs)
+ Request information

Request information

Are you interested in one of our handheld moisture meters? Please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.