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Fagus GreCon, Inc.648 Griffith Rd. Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28217U.S.A.

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Non-Contact Chip Measurement

The particle thickness is an important parameter for the characteristics of finished particleboard.
The ratio of chip surface to volume is the decisive parameter for the effectiveness of glue application.
Both parameters depend on the adjustment of the knife ring flaker and change through wear of the knife protrusion in the knife ring.
Objective measurability of chip quality

Innovation of the Year

The Innovation of the Year Award recognizes a company providing new technology that has been shown to drastically reduce production costs, increase productivity, improve product quality or in some other way provide a bottom-line benefit to APA members.

The 3D Particleview was the winner of this award in 2020 and Fagus GreCon, Inc will be presented with an award at the APA tradeshow this year.

Benefits at a glance

  • Measurement of entire chip geometry
  • Specific adjustment of the knife protrusion of the knife ring flaker
  • Reduction of material loss by screening
  • Reduction of glue application
  • Remote support with GreCon SATELLITE


The chips to be measured are separated by specially matched vibratory conveyors and automatically placed on the measuring conveyor belt. The conveyor transports the chips into the measuring area where they are measured by a line laser including a camera unit without contact for length, width and thickness (height).


  • The ergonomically designed software based on the Windows operating system allows the operator to easily use the system. The recorded measured values are processed and presented in a clearly structured manner.

  • Data output:

    - thickness (min, max, mean, median)
    - width
    - length
    - surface
    - volume

    - Thickness distribution over the particle (thickness, width, length)
    - Distribution functions (based on the characteristic values or their ratio sizes) for the entire sample quantity
    - Volume weighted distribution of all material properties


  • The operation is very simple and menu-driven. The operator only needs to enter the limit from which particles are to be detected.


  • wood particles

Technical Data

  • Supply voltage 230 V ± 10 %
    Frequency 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    Mains type phase/neutral/protective conductor
    Power consumption 2000 VA
  • Places of installation laboratory
    Ambient temperature 68 to 95 °F [20 to 35 °C]
    Relative humidity non-condensing
  • Material type wood particles (huminity under 25%)
  • inspection width 5.11 in [130mm]
    thickness 0.001 in [30 µm]
    width 0.0039 in [100 µm]
    length 0.0039 in [100 µm]
    Minimal recognizable error size > 0.0015 in² [1 mm²]
  • OPC

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Fagus GreCon, Inc. offers a network of sales and service partners with internal qualified service staff. Thus, a competent partner is available to you anytime and anywhere.

  • Our experts ensure an optimal and reliable function of your GreCon measuring systems in agreed intervals.

  • The GreCon measuring systems are equipped with the GreCon Remote Support to support the operators. This system makes a safe, easy and quick remote support possible in case of any possible failure, to control the system or to answer questions.

  • Fagus GreCon, Inc. offers a continental network of subsidiaries and sales and service partners with internal qualified service staff. Thus, a competent partner is available to you in case of need within very short time and in short distance.

Your customer advisors for Measuring Systems

 Erin Lloyd
Erin LloydFagus GreCon, Inc. - Measuring systems 704-594-8493
 Jamie Nott
Jamie NottFagus GreCon, Inc. - Fire prevention, Fagus GreCon, Inc. - Measuring systems 705-987-3488