What is FMI-3

The FMI systems are in-line moisture meters which determines the wood moisture in the production line contact-free, with a view to sorting or selecting wood. It consists of a control unit and one or more sensors. These sensors measure wood moisture content while the wood travels past them without making any contact.

The FMI-3 system can easily measure the wood moisture content at a speed of 200 pieces a minute with systems suitable for transversal transport, or 600 meters a minute with systems suitable for longitudinal transport.

One of the most important aspects of a FMI system is its ability to sort wood, ensuring that only wood with the right moisture content is released for further production. It is also possible to set a number of limiting values so that wood can be sorted on the basis of moisture content. Sorting can also be carried out by hand with a marking system or, if it is within the machine’s capabilities, the FMI system can also control a fully automated sorting system.


Automation and system solutions

The expertise and the product range of Brookhuis extend far beyond moisture measurement and sorting alone. A comprehensive solution can be supplied with electric, pneumatic and mechanical components. Systems can be delivered turnkey as well..

FMI-3 Sensor types

Vlantex offers depending on the machine configuration the following sensor types:
FMI III:  L-type sensors for longitudinal wood transport
FMI III: X-type sensors for transversal wood transport