Thickness Gauging

Advanced Gauging Technologies Offers Thickness Gauging System

The online, noncontact AGT800 system is said to provide fast, accurate measurements as well as improved productivity and scrap reduction

Air Science Unit Analyzes Films

Purair Flex film isolator is said to offer stability, portability, and high working volume

Erhardt+Leimer Unit Measures Thickness and Grammage

The LPS 200 lab profiler offers measurement in one scan independent of material composition

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories Displays Viscometer

Displayed at INFO*FLEX, the AST-100 viscometer has a design said to be unaffected by vibration or flow

NDC Offers Web Gauging Systems

Tdi systems feature robust industrial architecture said to offer speed, reliability, and flexibility

RheoSense Chip Measures at High Shear Rates

The E chip from RheoSense is said to eliminate early turbulence and produce accurate measurements of viscosity at high shear rates

Addex System Aids Bubble Control

ALF system for gauge control from Addex optimizes bubble control and helps cut scrap, while an IR-based sensor aids thickness measurement

Coating Gauge Offered by Guangzhou Amittari Instruments Co.

Measure coating thickness with gauge that meets many international standards, offers automatic substrate recognition, and has a wide measuring range

NDC Diversifies into Metals Business

NDC Infrared Engineering, a leading manufacturer of web gauging equipment, acquires the IRM Group, manufacturers of measuring systems for the metals industries

Improve Coating Process Control

SpecMetrix systems monitor wet or dry coating thickness as low as 0.5 microns. Can monitor multiple layers of coating (including UV and adhesives) simultaneously

Measure Accurately

The IPlus! gauging platform is designed to accurately measure weight or thickness in cast film extrusion, sheet extrusion, nonwovens, vinyl calendering,

Reduce Blown Film Scrap

Multilayer blown film lay-flat measurement and control system for food and medical flexible packaging manufacturers combines the web gauging capabilities

Use IR Light To Measure Thickness

StraDex sensors have a patented spectral coherence interferometry design that uses IR light to measure total, individual, or multilayer thicknesses for

Measure Film Thickness Accurately

The upgraded FG710S IR film thickness gauge is designed for high-precision measurement of basis weight or thickness of single- or multi-layer films. Provides

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS

Safety Chuck Modules Offered ShaftLok safety chuck modules are available with skew, lateral, and skew and lateral (combined) adjustments. Modules, said

Focus on Quality

It's no secret exhibitions and conferences have experienced a trend toward a more compact size. The Converting Machinery/Materials Conference and Exposition

NDC Introduces X-Ray Coating Weight Gauging Solution

NDC Infrared Engineering has introduced SPOT-ON, a new X-Ray coating weight gauging solution for accurate differential coat weight measurement.

Baggy Webs: Part III-Causes

We know baggy webs are a problem and we know we can measure them. What do we do next? First, we need to find a way to fix it in the short term. Second, we can work on a long-term plan to prevent baggy webs from happening.

Baggy Webs: Part I Nightmares

This is the first of four columns on baggy webs, starting with understanding the problems they create. To most converters, the ideal web is one that is

NDC Infared Awarded Grant to Develop Non-Nuclear Gauges

NDC Infrared Engineering has been awarded funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop new technologies that reduce industry’s reliance on radioactive isotopes.

A Menu for Thickness Control

Some applications require a heavy coating weight of an adhesive, coating, or primer, but others might require a lower coating weight. The choice depends on the particular adhesive, coating, or primer in use and the final application.

Fun with Force Gauges

In today's world of high-tech electronic gadgets, a force gauge may seem unglamorous, but I hope to convince you a force gauge is something you should have and use.

Testing Equipment: Does Your Lab Measure Up?

Performance. It's a key word for converters whose products have to meet rigorous standards and customer expectations. To predict product performance or

Measure Pressure with Thin Film

Tactile pressure-sensor films offer converters an easy pressure-measuring tool.

Through Thick and Thin, Gauging Controls Perform for You

Whether you're in the market for high-end thickness and gauging controls or you want a value-based system, developments have been made at both ends of

How Do You Measure Ink Film Thickness? Count the Ways

Almost every day I receive questions relating to ink or coating thickness determination. You would think it would be a simple matter, but it is not. Ink

MD Wrinkle Formation Causes and Cures

MD (machine-direction) wrinkle problems (sometimes called tin canning) still plague many converters and/or film suppliers. The two main contributing parameters

Gauging system lights the way

BKL uses converting technology to make electroluminescent lamps; Betacontrol of America supplies the in-line gauging.Electroluminescent (EL) lamps have

On-line gauging brings big benefits to coating operation

A beta gauge measurement system from NDC Systems means efficiency and consistency on Adchem Corp.'s coating line.1Since its founding with a single coating

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