Non-Contact Gauge Scanning System for Sheet Production
Massachusetts: PLAST-CONTROL is introducing to North American
processors PRO-SCAN, a new non-contact, non-nuclear scanning gauge system that
provides absolute sheet thickness measurement.
PRO-SCAN employs two traversing
measuring sensors, one located on each side of the sheet, to provide an absolute
measurement of sheet thickness. The measured movement of each non-nuclear,
non-contact sensing head is compared in the system software in real time and the
actual sheet thickness is calculated to an accuracy of 1 micron (0.040 mil).
PRO-SCAN is additionally
equipped with infrared edge detection sensors that provide an absolute
measurement of the sheet width. The
information is displayed on the scan profile and in the tabular reports.
The standard scanning frame
provided with PRO-SCAN may be provided with either
a rigid O or C-frame type structure for sheet widths between 800 &
1,200 mm (31 & 47), an O-frame type structure is provided for widths
between 1,400 & 2,000 mm (47 78).
All drive hardware and electronics for the scanning function are
According to PLAST-CONTROL
Sales Manager, Mark Anderson, the new gauge scanning system is a cost-effective
alternative to nuclear based and/or contact systems.
PRO-SCAN delivers exceptionally accurate information and improves
production quality and efficiency. The
system is safe, easy to operate and can be easily fitted to existing sheet lines
or supplied with new systems, Anderson said.
PRO-SCAN includes as standard
equipment a process computer with operator interface profile analysis software,
graphic and tabular displays, enclosure, color monitor and a printer.
extrusion process control and management technology in Remscheid, Germany.
Systems and components are engineered to enhance production of blown
film, sheet, pipe and tubing. PLAST-CONTROL
installations have enabled up to 50% improvements in gauge control in blown film
processing and significant improvements in product yields per pound of material.
In many cases they have increased output as well.
All PLAST-CONTROL systems and components can be retrofitted to optimize
the performance of most extrusion systems and may be ordered as integral
components of new extrusion lines. PLAST-CONTROL
technology is unique, patented and available only from PLAST-CONTROL. More than
3000 PLAST-CONTROL systems are successfully in operation throughout the world.
product information is available at the http://www.plastcontrol.com
or by contacting Mark Anderson, PLAST-CONTROL, 65 Parker Street Unit 10, Newburyport, MA
01950 (978) 462 0306. Fax (978) 462