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Get Color Right With Digital Control

Here’s a guide for compounders, color houses, and processors to overcome unreliable visual color analysis and eliminate unproductive and costly results. 
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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

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Quantifying the Appearance of Plastics

Gloss, reflection haze, and transmission haze are three of the most prevalent effects on the appearance of plastics. With the help of multifunctional tools like gloss meters and spectrophotometers manufacturers can measure these visual affects to ensure the integrity of a products appearance from start to end. 

Laboratory Management Software for Permeation Analyzers

Ametek Mocon’s new PermWare software is designed for laboratory managers overseeing Mocon permeation analyzers.  

Upgraded AI-Powered Handheld 3D Scanners for QC

The capability of the Artec 3D handheld scanners from Exact Metrology, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been increased with the addition of the new HD mode.

Injection Molding: Self-Adjusting, Self-Learning Machine Vision System

Inspekto’s Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) S70 independently determines the number of samples needed to learn a part’s features and automatically adjusts camera settings for the best possible image.

Testing: Contour & Surface Roughness Measuring System for QC of Plastic Parts

Mitutoyo’s new Formtracer Avant contour and surface roughness system said to be ideal for QC of auto and aerospace parts and medical devices.

Testing: Large-Format Multi-Sensor Vision System

Starrett’s AVX550 large-format vision system boasts best features of vision and touch-probe inspection

Quantifying the Appearance of Plastics

Gloss, reflection haze, and transmission haze are three of the most prevalent effects on the appearance of plastics. With the help of multifunctional tools like gloss meters and spectrophotometers manufacturers can measure these visual affects to ensure the integrity of a products appearance from start to end. 

Testing: Versatile, High-Speed Coordinate Measuring Machines

Mitutoyo’s Crysta-Apex V boasts the highest performance and versatility in the current line-up of CNC coordinate measuring instruments. 

Industry 4.0 Universal Communication Standard Coming for Laboratory Equipment

In Germany, work is underway to develop a standard to allow all sorts of laboratory equipment to communicate with higher-level computer systems and ultimately with manufacturing.

Testing: Enhanced Water Vapor Permeability Analyzer for Packaging Films, Nonwovens

System Illinois’ latest generation Lyssy L80 water-vapor permeability tester measures barrier and high-permeability materials.

Testing: Thickness Measurement & Dimensional Gauging in One System for Plastic Containers

Agr’s Gawis 4D all-in-one system is well suited for measuring PE, PP and PET containers and preforms.
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Fraunhofer Ditches Thermal Chamber to Speed Cold Testing

System generates the low temperatures with compressed air cooled by liquid nitrogen, which flows over the sample.  

Extrusion: Inspection System for Corrugated Tubing

The ProfilControl7 S from Pixargus, Würselen, Germany, in an inline gauge that reportedly makes it possible to inspect the complete wavy structure of corrugated tubing gaplessly.

Testing: Data Analysis Software for Color & Appearance Instruments

BYK Gardner’s new version smart-chart 7.1 supports wave-scan 3 and spectro2profiler color and appearance instruments. 

Testing: Vertical Spectrophotometer for Hard-to-Measure Materials and Shapes

Datacolor’s SpectraVision V vertical model measures and digitally communicates the color of “unmeasurables” for expanded applications. 

Sesotec Expands Services in Canada

New sales manager at Sesotec Canada to support anticipated growth for metal detectors, X-ray inspection and material analysis systems..

Testing: High-Throughput Water Vapor Permeation Analyzer

Ametek Mocon’s new Aquatran 3/38 vapor permeation analyzer geared to labs that perform a high volyme of barrier fil, QC testing. 

Testing: Wide Range Series of Oxygen Permeation Analyzers

Ametek Mocon’s new Ox-Tran 2/12 Series of oxygen analyzers test results on a variety of packagign materials.

Testing: 'First' Tailor-Made Process for Small-Scale Thermoplastics Sample Preparation

MeltPrep offers free sample preparation of thermoplastic formulations with the launch of its VCM process.

Testing: 3D Laser Scanner for Large-Scale Parts and Industrial Environments

Exact Metrology’s new Leica RTC360 Scanner offering is a portable coordinate measuring machine with 3D reality capture.

Extrusion: Inspection System for Corrugated Pipe

New system can detect flaws in pipe areas deemed undetectable previously.