Cameron Automation #412A Rip One System

Cameron Automation #412A Rip One System

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The Cameron Automation Rip-One is a complete lumber scanning, optimization, and gang ripping work cell designed for smaller shops. The Rip-One uses high resolution scanning technology to view both sides of a board to capture board dimensions and defects. The high resolution images are used to optimize each and every board going through the system. It also increases productivity dramatically by transforming gang ripping into a single person operation.

Cameron Saw Models

  1. #413A – 12″ Wide (2) Moving Blade, Multiple Fixed Blade Saw
  2. #413B – 18″ Wide (3) Moving Blade, Multiple Fixed Blade HD Rip Saw
  3. #413C – 24″ Wide (4) Moving Blade, Multiple Fixed Blade HD Rip Saw

List price for the entire system for ripping 12′ lumber, including a movable blade Rip Saw is tens of thousands or potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars less than other companies scanners alone. Optimization systems that don’t incorporate scanners typically read the width of the board in one or more places and at best work with only a two dimensional outer profile of the board. They are incapable of detecting wane or defects in the board. These optimizers can give a “best guess” ripping solution based on the board’s profile, but an operator is still required to finalize the solution based on the actual characteristics of the board. The Rip-One on the other hand brings the power of lumber scanning to the smaller shop, and until now, only larger shops could afford the advantages that could be gained by scanning lumber before ripping.

How it Works:

  1. Material reaches the infeed rollers manually or by conveyor.
  2. The Cameron software figures out how to rip the board based on yield, board value, or required amounts.
  3. Boards are kept in queue at the first and second stops until the machine is ready to process them.
  4. Boards are released to the fence, which is positioned and skewed to feed the board at the right spot on the arbor. The moving blades are moved into place to create the proper rip sizes.

The ripped board ends up right beside the operator. This makes it easy for the same operator to stack the finished material. It also gives him instant feedback on how the system is performing.

Simple to Use:

  • High resolution scanning at a reasonable price
  • Multiple scanning profiles can be saved and re-used depending on the material.
  • Full control over scanning parameters to meet your needs
  • Not time spent trying to rip around knots and wane, and more time producing material
  • Communicates with moving blade saws to position blades automatically.
  • Can be run as a one-man, two-man, or fully automated operation.
  • Simple to operate with no need for specially trained operators
  • Software can choose from different cut-bills based on board length.
  • Software is built on the time-tested Opti-Rip platform
  • Extremely compact design


ManufacturerCameron Automation