NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd, Irwindale, Calif., is launching three new thickness measurement gauges at K 2010: the upgraded FG710S NIR sensor; TFG710S-ER (Extended Range) film gauge; and the Opti-Mike Shadow LED sensor. For single and multi-layer BOPP films, the FG710S NIR Sensor now has extended measurement capabilities to include voided BOPP films or micro-porous battery separator film, while using a single sensor. Unlike beta or x-ray sensors, the FG710S measures thickness, not mass, of voided film, resulting in flat film and rolls. Its unique optics and measurement algorithms mean that a single gauge can be used for all types of film, including PET, PP, PE, PS, PVC, EVOH, PMMA, nylon, and ionomer, measuring up to four different product constituents simultaneously. Without the re-standardization, source replacement, special scanner tolerancing, or sensor cooling/conditioning needed for nucleonic-based gauges and the added benefit of measuring all film types, the revised FG710S offers significant cost benefits.
The new TFG710S-ER film gauge is engineered for measuring a wide range of polyolefi n films on lines where multiple thickness ranges are produced. This versatile online sensor reportedly achieves a new level of measurement speed and accuracy, even on films less than 2 microns thick. Unlike nucleonic gauges, it is not affected by humidity, barometric pressure, gap temperature, or airborne dust. It requires no re-standardization and can be fitted to standard scanning systems.
Also on show is the new OptiMike Shadow LED Sensor, which allows direct, single-sided thickness measurement of plastic sheet, foam, and rubber products. Unlike laser triangulation gauges, it is insensitive to surface characteristics, color, or porosity.
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