Web Gauging Thickness and Basis Weight Measurement Applications

Making a measurable difference

Produce quality products while improving output and efficiency. We offer a full portfolio of web gauging application-matched online measurement systems for flat sheet applications in the extruded plastic, packaging film, coating, lithium-ion battery, building, and textile industries. From raw materials to end product, we understand web gauging applications. 

Featured web gauging applications

cast film and sheet, biax and blown film extrusion
Film & sheet extrusion

We have a wide range of experience with all major makes of extrusion lines. Our comprehensive measurement family of Thermo Scientific caliper, infrared, nuclear, optical and x-ray sensors, and advanced controls addresses the unique requirements of cast film and sheet and biax film.

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liquid packaging, adhesive coatings, polyethylene, foil, barrier materials, sealants and adhesive layers
Coating and converting

Typical coating applications include liquid packaging, adhesive coatings, polyethylene, foil, barrier materials, sealants and adhesive layers. Thermo Scientific measurement and control systems provide real-time data to keep your manufacturing process running smoothly and continuously, and ensure consistent production quality for smoother downstream processing.

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Nonwovens

Thermo Scientific technology allows you to meet the specialty requirements for nonwoven manufacturing, whether the process is spunbond, spunlace, airlaid, carded, meltblown or needlepunch. Our measurement and control systems measure the basis weight or thickness of nonwoven materials, ensuring efficient production of uniform, reliable, functional products.

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Vinyl calendering

Vinyl calendering is a complex process that requires a modular measurement and control strategy that can be configured to almost any calender. Thermo Scientific measurement and control systems provide accurate, reliable measurement of the basis weight or thickness of the materials used in vinyl manufacturing.

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Building materials

Building materials are often manufactured in challenging and hostile measurement environments. Thermo Scientific measurement and control systems provide repeatable, continuous performance in the manufacturing of insulation, roofing, abrasives, and other building supplies.

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separator film and anode and cathode coatings
Lithium-ion battery

From electronics to vehicles to marine vessels, lithium-ion battery technology is changing our lives. Thermo Scientific thickness measurement and control systems measure the thickness of separator film and anode and cathode coatings, helping to improve the safety, consistency and efficiency of lithium-ion batteries.

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Video: Non-contact basis weight and thickness measurement gauges

Learn how Thermo Scientific web thickness and basis weight systems ensure the performance of flat-sheet materials in the plastics, lithium-ion battery, and textiles industries.

What You Need to Know About Web Gauging Systems eBook
Optimize your process with the right system

Do you know how to choose a gauging platform, sensor, and scanner that will work best for your application? Download the free eBook, What You Need to Know About Web Gauging Systems.

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