For quality-conscious film and sheet producers, the many gauging
suppliers at the show provided more details about systems featuring beefed-up computer capabilities and even a few brand-new sensors.
Ohmart will also exhibit what could be the first gauging
system based on Intel's Pentium chip--it will be available as an upgrade to the company's ConceptOne extrusion control system.
As essential as manufacturing flexibility can be for some operations, it can engender gauging
problems of its own.
has revamped its whole line of gauging
and control systems for blown and cast film, sheet and pipe.
Instrumentation: Non contact, laser-based dimensional gauging
Providence, RI 02940 Phone: (401) 784-3100 Fax: (401) 941-5280 Instrumentation: Dispersion analyzer for determining carbon particle dispersion in rubber products and tires, dim-ensional gauging
equipment, roundness gauging
equipment, surface finish gauging
equipment per ASTM D-2663 method C Services offered: Technical service, training, computer software programs
Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone: (818) 358-1871 Fax: (818) 357-6440 Instrumentation: On-line thickness gauging
and contact systems for the rubber and calenderd products industry.
On display there were new heads, unusual configurations of mounting frames, and new gauging
locations below the nip.
unit, double the size of the previous set-up, will house UK sales headquarters for Bowers and also the manufacturing facilities for the newly formed air gauging
and systems division.
Introduced last month at the NPE show, Solution 21 from EGS Gauging
(formerly Eurotherm Gauging
Systems) in Billerica, Mass.
Monolithic Design Makes Li-Ion Fuel Gauging
Flat sheet producers to receive advanced process solutions combining with AccuRay Gauging
systems and precision IRM sensors
These bells and whistles include Battenfeld's Extrol 6016 computer controls, on-line thickness gauging
, internal bubble cooling, oscillating haul-off, and automatic bubble-width control that adjusts from 84-in.
Another big category of extrusion exhibits is controls, where you'll find significant introductions in the areas of dimensional gauging
, whole-line controls, and even plantwide control and monitoring systems.
Because of its sensitivity to temperature and composition, stand-alone capacitance gauging
is problematic, which is why other retrofit systems are sold as an entire concept, including gravimetrics and film-width control," Fishman states.