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Take These Steps to Optimize Your MFR Data

Make your life easier by paying close attention to the procedural steps detailed in the test standards.
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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. 
#color

High-Precision Spectrophotometer with an Integrated ISO Compliant Gloss Sensor and Stability Check

Konica Minolta’s CM-36dG benchtop measure both color and gloss, allowing for streamlining of QC workflow and equipment and maintenance savings.

High-Speed Integrated 2D and 3D Measurement System

Exact Metrology’s InspecVision Planar boasts quick product quality verification by performing 2D inspection, CAD comparisons and reverse engineering in seconds.

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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. 
#color

Vision System Combines 3D Laser Displacement Technology with a Smart Camera

Cognex’s new In-Sight 3D-L-4000 is said to be a breakthrough 3D vision technology, allowing factory engineers to quickly and accurately solve a wide variety of inspections.

High-Efficiency Benchtop Spectrophotometer Series

Datacolor’s Spectro 1000/700 series spectrophotometer, boasts high efficiency and confidence in color formulation in quality control for plastics and other industries.
#color

FTIR Plastic Analysis System with Spectral Library Method Package

Shimadzu Scientific’s new FTIR boasts highly accurate qualification of unknown samples.

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.

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. 
#color

PART ONE How to Determine Viscosity Data Using a Slit-Die Viscometer

Using a slit-die viscometer connected to a lab extruder can generate accurate data on melt viscosity at various shear rates and temperatures, a useful QC tool in processing.
#bestpractices #dies

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

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.
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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.
#polyolefins #pet

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.