Beta transmission sensors are used in the web gauging industry to measure basis weight and control processes in the polymers and plastics industry. Beta sensor measurement is based on the absorption of beta particles emitted either from a Kr-85 or Sr-90 source (depending on the application) by the web to determine the resulting basis weight of the web. For the best measurement and therefore the best control, there are a number of design elements that are critical to delivering superior sensor performance. As with any measurement technique, the amount of electronic signal generated by the sensor provides the best results.
Take a look at this infographic and learn the 6 Critical Factors For Predicting Beta Sensor Signals in Web Gauging.