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Infrared film thickness measurement gauges

NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd. has three new offerings for measuring sheet film: the revised FG710S NIR sensor, the TFG710S-ER (Extended Range) film gauge, and the OptiMike Shadow LED sensor.The revised FG710S NIR sensor now has extended...

October 1, 2010   Canadian Plastics



NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd. has three new offerings for measuring sheet film: the revised FG710S NIR sensor, the TFG710S-ER (Extended Range) film gauge, and the OptiMike Shadow LED sensor.

The revised FG710S NIR sensor now has extended measurement capabilities to include voided BOPP films, as well as micro-porous battery separator film using a single sensor. Unlike beta or X-ray sensors, the FG710S measures thickness, not mass, of voided film, resulting in flat film and rolls. A single gauge can be used for all types of film, including PET, PP, PE, PS, PVC, EVOH, PA, Surlyn, and PMMA.

The new TFG710S-ER (Extended Range) film gauge has been engineered specifically for measuring a wide range of polyolefin- based films on lines where multiple thickness ranges are produced. The sensor uses a patented design, achieving a new level in on-line measurement speed, accuracy and performance, even on films less than two microns thick. The gauges require no re-standardization, and can be fitted to standard scanning systems.

The new OptiMike Shadow LED Sensor allows direct, single- sided thickness measurement of plastic sheet, foam and rubber products. Unlike laser triangulation gauges, it is insensitive to surface characteristics, color, or porosity.

NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd. (Irwindale, Calif.)
www.ndc.com
626-960-3300

Intrepid Standard Technologies Inc. (Mississauga, Ont.)
905-278-8088


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