Davis-Standard, LLC, Pawcatuck, Conn., has joined with Scantech Americas, Lansdowne, Va., to offer an X-ray transmission scanner for measuring sheet thickness. The high degree of accuracy in Scantech’s gauging system is said to allow processors to make better, flatter, and more reproducible sheet in less time. One such scanner was recently installed this year on a proprietary PET line, and was linked to D-S’s EPIC control system, enabling the operator to make adjustments as needed. The result was a better product with significant savings in startup time, waste, and material cost.
Scantech’s X-ray gauge is an alternative to more commonly used gamma backscatter or beta gauges. The online X-ray transmission is non-nuclear and provides accurate measurement for flatweb processes. Scantech’s measurement systems measure thickness, weight, material composition, web width, surface roughness, and moisture, as well as provide defect and edge detection. D-S tested the X-ray gauge for almost a year in a variety of applications, with better-thanexpected results. Scantech has also been working with D-S’s Converting Systems Group on cast, stretch, and laminated films and nonwoven applications.
(860) 599-1010 • davis-standard.com
(703) 531-8518 • scantech.fr
Davis-Standard Converting Syst
46 N First St. Fulton, NY 13069
Phone (315) 598-7121 Fax (315) 593-0396
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