NDC Technologies demonstrates productivity and quality advantages of high-accuracy, non-contact measurement solutions at ICE Europe 2015
NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, will be exhibiting its latest web solutions systems for the converting industries at ICE Europe in Munich, Germany from March 10 – 12, 2015. Attendees visiting Stand 836, Hall A5 will discover how NDC’s web gauging systems can optimize product quality while reducing material consumption and scrap for a fast return on investment.
Coating and Converting Web Solutions
NDC’s sensor portfolio includes twelve distinct technologies that can be configured to measure thickness, basis weight, moisture and coat weight across a wide range of coating and converted products. These sensors can be arranged as either fixed point or scanning measurements, depending on the application. NDC also provides measurement and control solutions for continuous coating operations, plus specialty patch and stripe coaters.
NDC’s strategies for measuring coat weight include a single direct selective measurement. These infrared sensors include its IG710S backscatter sensor that can discriminate up to six components for high-resolution measurement of adhesives, wax, polymers, acrylic and water-based coatings. In addition, NDC’s SR710S infrared reflectance gauge is able to measure thin, clear coatings on metallic foils or metalized paper and plastics.
NDC’s coat weight solutions also include a combination measurement using two sensors positioned before and after the coating station where the coat weight is calculated by subtracting these two measurements. For greater accuracy and measurement performance, NDC’s “Same Spot Measurement” assures that multi-scanner measurements traverse exactly the same path, while the “True Net Coat Measurement” utility allows both sensors (base and coat) to be calibrated against a single coat response curve for accurate coat weight measurement.
Product Length and Speed Solutions
NDC’s Beta LaserMike LaserSpeed encoder measures the length and speed of any moving surface with better than ±0.05% accuracy and without contacting the product. LaserSpeed uses laser-based technology to precisely measure both web and packaging products for paper, film, sheet and foil. Applications include measuring product length and speed at the slitter/rewinder, regulating coating/laminating applications, controlling critical length cutting operations, adjusting roll speeds in flying-splice processes and monitoring web tension of products. Converters realize numerous production efficiencies and material savings.
Technical Paper Presentation
Chris Mcgowan and Marcel Kloubert of NDC Technologies will be presenting the technical paper “Advances in On-Line Measurement and Control for Optimizing Coating and Converting Applications” at the ICE Europe 2015 conference program on Thursday, March 12, 2015. This paper provides an inside look at the latest near infra-red and laser-based measurement technologies that enable manufacturers to increase productivity, improve quality and realize significant production savings. For more information on this conference topic, visit the Conference section on www.ice-x.com/europe.