Controls on a 10-year-old web-thickness scanner may be obsolete, but the frame may be mechanically sound.

Controls on a 10-year-old web-thickness scanner may be obsolete, but the frame may be mechanically sound. Retrofitting new electronics on existing frames is 20% to 40% of gauging OEMs' business and is growing, but OEMs can be reluctant to retrofit competitors' scanners rather than replace them entirely. That's why Facts Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, introduced a retrofittable Total Profile Control system with a Universal Scanner Interface to control the gauge and read the detector signal. It works with most nuclear scanners on "O" or "C" frames and with multiple heads. The package includes a frame controller, drive, servo, and profile measurement and control system. Facts has retrofitted six scanners for cast film and sheet. Blown film gauges can also be upgraded. Facts' retrofit costs about $50,000.

FACTS, Inc.
2737 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone (330) 928-2332 Fax (330) 928-3018