Timber is an indispensable material in construction and is often used for load-bearing structures. To ensure that the timber meets the quality requirements and the demands for load-bearing capacity and resilience, prior timber sorting is essential.
DIN EN 14081 – Wood grading according to strength
Sorting method for sawn softwood
Machine sorting, on the other hand, evaluates modulus of elasticity, bulk density, knottiness and fibre deviation, depending on the sorting method. Compared to visual sorting, it usually provides a much more reliable and reproducible result, as it is independent of human judgement.