Faster rip sawing with SensoPart laser sensors
Written By klscontrols

Automatic measurement of wood planks by laser distance sensors increases the capacity of a rip saw with moveable blades.

Cutting wood planks to width is of key importance in solid wood working. So-called rip saws with moveable blades are frequently used for this purpose in saw mills and joineries, right through to the furniture industry. Their saw blades can be automatically positioned on an axis crosswise to the cutting direction. This enables several laths to be produced in the required width(s) from one raw wood plank in one rip sawing process. As manual feeding and alignment of the wood are still standard practise, the capacity of a rip saw with moveable blades remains limited, even though the operator is generally assisted by laser markings when measuring the plank.

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Date: March 9th, 2010
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Top 10 Questions for Weld Cell Error Proofing
Written By klscontrols

When trying to decide if Weld Cell Error Proofing is worth the time, energy and expense of investment, it is prudent to examine the following:

1.Are you trying to reduce planned and unplanned downtime?

2.Are you trying to reduce set up time?

3.Are you trying to increase productivity or avoid lost productivity?

4.Are you bunkering sensors which come into harms way?

5.Would you like to have quick change sensoring?

6.Are you guarding hoses, air lines and cables with Silicone tubing?

7.Are you wrapping valve banks and cylinders with Silicone sheeting?

8.Are you concerned about sensor related downtime?

9.What if you could break the paradigm of weld cell inefficiency?

10.What if we can guarantee your Return on Investment?

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Scott Shaw

KLS Controls, LLC

office: 414-333-4070

Date: February 15th, 2010
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A must read book from the Precision Metalforming Association
Written By klscontrols

Drew Stevens, a Die Protection Specialist, and Partner of KLS Controls wrote a book “Die Protection for Lean Manufacturing”. This 112 page book is loaded with content for companies looking to automate the metalforming process. The book can be purchased through this link: Please contact us at for more information on how your company can benefit from our services.

Date: December 8th, 2009
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Welcome to KLS Controls!
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We want to welcome you to our new website! By going to the ‘News’ section of our website, you can get the latest trends, updates, products and news in automation manufacturing. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Date: December 6th, 2009
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