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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ DCA 315 Radian Dynamic Content Angle Analyzer has been discontinued, however we continue to provide services and support for this product. Please see below for available services and support for the Thermo Scientific DCA 315 Radian Dynamic Content Angle Analyzer.
Use the Thermo Scientific™ Sarasota RTR900 Instrument Retractor with the Thermo Scientific™ Sarasota ID900 gas density meter in high-pressure measurement applications. This screw jack allows insertion and removal of the ID900 under operational line conditions, allowing measurement at true process conditions. The integral seal-housing allows for a wide operating temperature span and high-pressure capabilities.
Improve food safety with the most up to date metal detection equipment. Now you can breathe new life into your old metal detector with the Thermo Scientific™ APEX Upgrade. The APEX Upgrade provides a cost effective migration path for older metal detectors, offering new features, improved performance and a common platform for the future, so you can be sure even the smallest metal contaminants won’t slip through the cracks. The upgrade can often be done right in your factory in a matter of hours, or in our repair depot at a fraction of the cost of installing a new metal detector.
Measure density or density-related variables with Thermo Scientific™ Sarasota Liquid Density Meters--FD910 and FD950*. These meters are for use within the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, food and beverage, and general process industries.
*Please note: The FD960 has been discontinued although we continue to provide services and support for this product.
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.
Meet the specialty measurement and reporting requirements for nonwoven manufacturing, whether the process is spunbond, spunlace, airlaid, meltblown or carded. The Thermo Scientific™ 21PlusHD Measurement and Control System for Nonwovens measures the basis weight or thickness of nonwoven materials as well as binder or super-absorbent polymer (SAP) content and moisture, specifically for hygienic applications. The system's advanced sensor technology ensures efficient production of uniform, reliable, functional products. The system supports the stringent reporting requirements for roll quality with full-lot traceability.
Achieve cost-effective, industry-leading sensitivity in the most demanding pharmaceutical environments while meeting the U.S. Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) stringent requirements for validated production with the Thermo Scientific™ APEX 500 Rx Pharmaceutical Metal Detector.