Accurate thickness measurement of process-line steel ensures the finished products have specific mechanical properties. Thermo Scientific™ Noncontact Thickness Gauges for Cold Rolling and Process Lines provide reliable, noncontact thickness measurement of flat sheet metal in every type of processing line. Our gauges range from isotope and x-ray to laser and other optical based sensors and we have the experience to custom select the optimum sensor for your application. With more than 65 years in noncontact thickness measurement, we can solve any challenge encountered in a cold rolling or process line.
The ability to produce flat rolls with uniform thickness characteristics is paramount to the success of film and sheet manufacturers. Uniform thickness is important for sheet thermoforming, while maintaining minimum barrier film layer thickness is critical for food and medical packaging. The Thermo Scientific™ 21PlusHD for Extrusion measurement system allows manufacturers of cast, co-extruded, biax film and sheet products to minimize the thickness variation of the web, shift targets to save raw materials and decrease scrap and start-up times, while producing high performance products.
Galvanized sheet is a value added steel product consumed in a wide variety of end uses, from automobiles to building products. Steel producers are challenged to provide high quality, uniform coatings while optimizing their production processes. For over 60 years, Thermo Scientific coating weight gauges have employed the physics of x-ray fluorescence to provide accurate and reliable on line measurement of zinc, tin and other metallic coatings. When coupled with the Thermo Scientific™ RM 400 EZ coating weight controller, these gauges can pay for themselves in zinc savings in less than six months.
The performance of barrier layers in laminated products such as aseptic packaging is critical for food packaging manufacturers. Similarly, for manufacturers of adhesive coatings, maintaining proper adhesive coverage on their products is essential. The Thermo Scientific™ 21PlusHD Measurement and Control System for Coating and Converting allows manufacturers of coated products or extrusion coated products to maintain the high performance characteristics of critical layers, such as adhesion or barrier layers, while minimizing thickness, to save raw materials costs and deliver the best return on investment possible.
Lubrication oils are commonly used to ensure that the surface of metal sheet behaves consistently during stamping and punching operations. Without a thin layer of lubricant on the metal, the sheet may tear, heat up too much, or cause the punch press to jam. The Thermo Scientific™ PROSIS™ coating weight sensor employs the principle of infrared absorption to accurately determine the thickness of oil and other hydrocarbon-based lubricants applied to metal sheet. The sensor is typically on a scanner frame positioned on the sheet processing line after the oiler, but before coiling. By scanning from edge to edge across the sheet, the PROSIS sensor inspects the surface of the metal sheet for uniform oil coverage.
Uniform product thickness and the ability to produce flat rolls for secondary processes, such as thermoforming and slitting, is critical for film and sheet manufacturers. The Thermo Scientific™ IPlus! Measurement and Control System for Extrusion is a highly reliable, simple and cost-effective solution designed to measure the basis weight or direct thickness of single layer film and sheet applications. Automatic process control options help to achieve optimal production quality and increase product uniformity and process efficiency, while saving raw materials, for a higher return on investment.
Lithium-ion has become the battery of choice for the new generation of electric vehicles. However, manufacturing these batteries is complex and battery manufacturers need reliable technologies to ensure the quality and consistency of their products. The Thermo Scientific™ 21PlusHD for Lithium-Ion Battery is a high-performance measurement and control platform designed to increase the quality and performance efficiency of lithium-ion battery separator film, electrode coating and electrode calendering production lines. Its combination of sensor accuracy, reporting capabilities and innovative techniques ensures efficient production of high-quality, reliable battery products.
Producers of plastic films, extrusion coatings, blown films, and nonwovens can get accurate thickness and moisture data, improve product quality, and precisely control raw material use with an easily-calibrated infrared gauge. Whether you need a coating thickness gauge, paint thickness gauge, or film thickness gauge, the Thermo Scientific™ PROSIS™ Infrared Process Analysis Thickness Sensor uses the full spectral response of the near infrared range to analyze materials on the line, providing precise, multi-component thickness data that improves production quality and reduces waste.
Modern coil coating lines produce a wide variety of products for white goods, building products, electrical transformers and other consumer and industrial applications. Optimizing yield requires not just changing paint and coating rolls, but efficiently controlling the coating to the target thickness value for the end use. Thermo Scientific™ RM 300 EL and PROSIS™ coating weight paint thickness gauges provide online measurement of primer and finish coatings to help minimize the time required to bring the coater settings to target.
Lithium-ion has become the battery chemistry of choice for electric and hybrid vehicles. However, manufacturing these batteries is an expensive and challenging operation. Thermo Scientific™ LInspector Measurement and Control System addresses the need for accurate electrode coating weight measurement, multilayer thickness measurement of separator films and electrode calendering thickness measurement. Its combination of sensor accuracy and reporting capabilities improves the safety and consistency of lithium-ion batteries and ensures efficient production of high-quality and reliable products.
Produce high quality building materials that improve your customers' success and your bottom line. The Thermo Scientific™ 21PlusHD Measurement and Control System for Building Materials provides repeatable, continuous performance in the manufacturing of insulation, roofing, shingles, carpet, flooring, nonwovens, abrasives and other building supplies that present challenging measurement environments. The system combines advanced sensor technology with low maintenance operation and a scaleable distributed system architecture to allow seamless modular expansion.
Many interacting variables in the manufacturing process make accurate thickness measurement a challenge. The Thermo Scientific™ ShadowMaster Direct Thickness Gauge provides accurate, non-contact online thickness measurement of a moving web. The ShadowMaster online guage measures of a variety of materials up to 6500 microns (260 mils), for greater process control, improved quality and increased productivity without calibration or regulatory approval. The ShadowMaster measurement package comprises optical, inductive and temperature sensors to measure material with a variety of surface finishes.
Whether for an adhesive coating or a barrier coating on paper, foil or film, uniform product thickness and the ability to produce flat rolls is critical for coated product manufacturers. The Thermo Scientific™ IPlus! Measurement and Control System for Coating and Converting is a highly reliable, simple and cost-effective solution designed to measure the overall basis weight or total thickness of a coated substrate. Automatic process control options help to achieve optimal production quality and increase product uniformity and process efficiency, while saving raw materials, for a higher return on investment.
Improve operations, increase mill throughput and take preemptive corrective action with real time process control data from Thermo Scientific™ Gauges for Hot Strip Mills. Hot rolling mills need reliable, repeatable process control data to identify operating issues, ensure product uniformity and increase output. We offer two solutions for complete quality control of hot strip mills. The Thermo Scientific™ RM 215 HM X-ray Thickness Gauging System is a flexible, robust platform for manual, automatic gauge control or adaptive control of the mill. The Thermo Scientific™ SIPRO Simultaneous Profile Gauge measures centerline and transverse thickness, temperature, profile, width, edge drop and shape of a steel strip at the exit of a hot rolling mill.
Steel plates must be manufactured to precise thickness specifications for use in applications which require superior strength and wear resistance, such as bridges, wind turbine towers, and ships. Thermo Scientific™ Noncontact Thickness Gauges for Hot Plate Lines provide real-time measurements that meet the tightest dimensional tolerances of any steel plate application. When controlling plate thickness variation is a must, Thermo Scientific plate thickness gauges optimize the mill process with extremely high measurement accuracy at high speed, low noise and with excellent cross-profile resolution.