Particleboard manufacturer Tafisa optimises production with grading systems from Argos Solutions

Argos Solution’s technology can grade EIR surfaces

Tafisa, a particleboard manufacturer based in North America, has purchased a grading system from Argos Solutions for their production facility in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada.

This is reportedly Tafisa’s third digital surface inspection system purchased from Argos, and the system will be used in the production of decorative panels.

Tafisa needed a grading system that was able to inspect every panel in the production process. In addition, the complexity of the panels and their decors required well-functioning technology.

“Our experience with Argos, their systems, the technology, and the support we received has been excellent,” said Remy Gosselin, production technician at Tafisa. “It is essential for us to ensure an efficient production process and most importantly, to deliver the best possible quality to our customers.”

“Today, producers must be able to guarantee the visual quality required by the market. Relying on the human eye alone is no longer possible for a modern, high-speed production facility,” said Richard Lepine, general manager for Argos Solutions in North America.

“Over time, [Argos Solutions] has built up experience and expertise in grading a wide array of panels and materials, from raw boards to decorative and flooring. Our aim is to combine this knowledge with the best possible support to our customers to enable them to reach their goals.”

Gosselin further elaborated that they chose Argos technology for their record in grading embossed in register (EIR) surfaces. EIR is a technique used by manufacturers to enhance the appearance of real wood.

This product is both challenging and time consuming to control for the human eye. According to Argos, their technology controls every panel produced, allowing the manufacturer to adjust the press and downgrade panels based on EIR deviations.

“For us, Tafisa is a highly valued customer and partner. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to deliver solutions that will contribute to quality products and an even more smooth-running operation. These systems will provide added value, both for Tafisa and their customers,” concluded Lepine.