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GreCon CS 5000

Contactless inline weight measurement with X-ray technology

The Inline Continuous Board Scale CS 5000 makes automatic monitoring of the material distribution and the panel weight possible. The GreCon Continuous Board Scale CS 5000 is ideal for production lines with very high production speeds and in limited space conditions. Contrary to the usual board scales using weighing tables, the CS 5000 shows the weight distribution within the measured panel across production.
Using the optional link to a GreCon thickness gauge, the average raw density and its distribution within the panels can also be calculated and used to optimize the process. 

Benefits at a glance

  • Prevent manufacturing faulty panel weights
  • Assurance of product quality and material consumption optimization
  • Monitoring of material distribution and panel weight on a continuous basis
  • Ideal for high production speeds
  • Installation in limited space conditions possible (e.g. press extensions)
  • Calibration with homogeneous test samples allows precise measurements
  • Saving of the weighing table
  • No dependence on the tare - ideal for thin plates

Measuring method

The continuous board scale operates in a non-contact way. For measurement, the material to be weighed is penetrated by X-rays. Depending on the material quantity and the specific weight of the material, the radiation intensity measured by the sensor changes. This is the measure for the weight per unit area (lbs/ft² / kg/m²).


  • The visualisation is the core of the software. The recorded measuring data is collected, registered and graphically processed. The easy menu structure which is adapted to all measuring systems makes an intuitive and user-friendly operation possible.

    The ergonomically designed software based on the Windows operating system allows an easy handling of the system by the operator. The recorded measured values are processed and displayed in a clearly structured way.

    Thanks to the visualisation software in modular design, the system can be adapted to your requirements so that the operation of the plant with different applications is possible. Furthermore the surface of the visualisation software can be compiled according to your needs.

  • The measuring data is issued graphically and numerically:

    • Alert if the tolerances are not observed 
    • Display of the position in which the tolerances are not observed 
    • Freely configurable display of numerical parameters as information on the production type or statistics.
  • The control software takes over all tasks which are necessary for the proper operation of the system:

    • Inspection of the measuring sensors by means of a reference sample with tolerance monitoring 
  • The system can be adapted optimally to the different requirements via recipes. The structure of the recipe management is very easy. The input of the panel-specific data enables the operator to start the measurement with only few mouse clicks. The start of a measurement and the necessary selection of a recipe make the integration of the measurement system into the process chain possible.

    All default values of a production type are saved in the recipe management. Besides the production parameters, as e.g. 

    • panel thickness
    • panel width
    • panel length
    • raw density
    • tolerances

    also all measuring-specific parameters are filed under the production type. When the production type is loaded again, all necessary parameters are available again.

    • Any panel data is stored in an SQL data base together with the recipe parameters and the measuring results.
    • Display of the position and the scope of the violated tolerances of historical panels.
    • Easy search function via date and time.
    • Export of panel data.
  • Individual time-relevant reports as e.g. the shift and month reports can be generated from the data base.

    The graphic presently shown on the screen can be printed out by pressing a button. Furthermore it is possible to print out a numerical report in case of a change of the production types or the shift.

    It is possible to generate different reports automatically and store or print them, as for example:

    • shift report
    • type report
    • graphic report

    Furthermore it is possible to print out a screen shot of the history for statistical purposes. The data can also be exported from the history management in the standard file format XLS.


  • Wood based panels: before or after cross cut saw
  • Insulating material: hot end or cold end
  • Electrical insulation material (transformer board): after the press
  • Machined car parts: after the press

Technical Data

  • Supply voltage 230 V ± 10 % / 110 V ± 10 %
    Frequency 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    Mains type Phase/neutral conductor/protective conductor
    Power consumption 500 VA
    Compressed air supply 87 Psi [6 bar] (precleaned, max. temperature: 77 °F [25 °C])
    Compressed air consumption 5.3 ft³/min [150 l/min]
  • Places of installation (other places of installation on request) Wood materials: before or after the saw, insulating materials: hot end or cold end, transformer board: after the press
    Ambient temperature 41 to 113 °F [5 to 45 °C]
    Relative humidity non-condensing
    Protection class NEMA3
  • Type of material Wood Materials, Insulation Materials, Transformer Board
    Material/panel size max. 157.48 in [4000 mm]
    Material/panel thickness max. 1.57 in [40 mm]
    Transport speed max. 787.4 ft/min [240 m/min]
  • Number max. 10 simultaneously
    Measuring process (see product finder) X-ray
    Measuring range 0.41 to 8.19 lbs/ft² [2 to 40 kg/m²]
    Repeat accuracy (in case of constant environmental conditions) ± 0.002 lbs/ft² [10 g/m²] (± 1 σ)
    Resolution (diameter of the measured spot) 0.002 lbs/ft² [10 g/m²]
    Minimum distance between two sensors 14.17 in [360 mm]
    • OPC
    • Digital I/O

Consult our experts

We will be more than happy to help you:


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