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Automatic detection of washboarding in bandsaws

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This paper presents an on-line method for detecting washboarding generated in bandsaws. It uses a parameter based on the shape of sawing force amplitude distributions. The curve of the probability density function of the parallel sawing force amplitude obeyed a normal distribution for the normal sawn surface, but it changed to an M-shaped distribution when washboarding appeared on the sawn surface of the workpiece. The curve of probability density function of the normal sawing force amplitude obeyed the normal distribution for any sawn surface investigated. The workpiece including a knot did not influence use of the parameter for detecting the appearance of washboarding.

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Correspondence to Chiaki Tanaka.

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Zhu, N., Tanaka, C., Ohtani, T. et al. Automatic detection of washboarding in bandsaws. J Wood Sci 47, 102–108 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00780557

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Key words

  • Bandsaw
  • Washboarding
  • Probability density function
  • Sawing force