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Gauging systems have an often-overlooked but equally important role beyond measuring web thickness: They can be used as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot the process. Here's how.
Sensor is able to measure the thickness and basis weight of clear, voided, porous and translucent films.
New OptiMike OM190 optical micrometer from NDC, Irwindale, Calif., provides direct, non-contacting, single-sided thickness measurement for sheet, foam, and thick films.
New Model 8000 gauging system for multilayer blown film from NDC, Irwindale, Calif., can quickly determine both the profile shape and average thickness of both the total web and critical barrier layers.
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
The new fixed-point 8000-F web-gauging system is described as a cost-effective, entry-level version of the TDi family of distributed measurement and control systems from NDC Infrared Engineering Inc., Irwindale, Calif.
New OptiMike from NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, Calif., was developed to meet the need for accurate but cost-effective measurement of thicker and foamed sheet that would otherwise require nuclear gauges.
The upgraded FG710S Infrared Film Thickness Gauge from NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, Calif., is designed for high-precision measurement of basis weight or thickness of single- or multi-layer films with capabilities the supplier says were previously unavailable in any on-line sensor.
This NPE show won’t have a lot of extruders on the floor, either running or static. Instead, look for videos and announcements of new technology. You will also find lots of ingenious peripheral devices to improve output and quality and save resin. Some will do all three, and cost less into the bargain.
A new x-ray backscatter sensor, Model 318 from NDC Infrared Engineering Inc., Irwindale, Calif., reportedly measures film and sheet thickness from one side of the web with the same performance as NDC's two-sided nuclear beta transmission gauge.
NPE will show higher outputs of practically everything, as advances in grooved feeds, servo drives, screw torque, mixing screws, dies, and downstream cooling, cutting, and handling make everything run faster.