In-line moisture measurement helps in analysis of precision of the samples. It determines the level of moisture in both High Level and traces moisture contents in liquids, solids, or gasses. A broad arena of industries has analysis as their key factor in Quality Control.
Application areas are innumerable – Food, dairy, Pharma, Paper, Plastics, Heat treatment process, Cosmetics, Textile, Chemical, Cement, Constructions, Wastewater treatment plants, Tobacco, Sewage Sludge, Wood, etc. The list is endless. This instrument helps to analyze the content in the product being analyzed. This information is compared against specified or standardized content to determine if it is too high or too low. Indeed, it helps greatly in quality control processes.
The coat weight measurement during the process is quickly becoming a critical process of quality control technique. The time to complete the process will range from 10 to 30 minutes. What happens when the product needs to be specified? Well, it would not be a problem.
The basic grounds for this transformation are the accessibility of high technology, high-quality gauging system, the need for greater uniformity of coating weight, reduced costs and improved yields. The gauging system consists of a sensor system designed to measure the surface. The system on the surface can be positioned either at the end of the dryer or before the dryer.
As opposed to an offline, an online coat weight gauging approach will quickly improve the efficiency of the process through quicker start-ups, scrap’s lower generation, higher yields, and usage of surface material. The end product will be a consistent high-quality item. The best technology lends itself to the best measurement as it is instantaneous, non-contact, inherently safe, and affordable.
The coatings that were being applied to any metallic substrate to make use of the diffuse optics, this allowing measurement that would otherwise be impossible owing to metal reflections. The transparent film implemented in the surface can be measured by the signal through the installation of a passive reflector behind the film.
Too much moisture can seriously damage things. Wood can soften, warp, rot and even fail. The foundation can shift, heave or settle causing cracked walls, sloping floors, or doors that stick or won’t close. Excessive moisture can lead to corrosion of pipes and ductwork.
If the item is going to be used in a situation that requires precision fitting with tight tolerances, that item will ideally have content that is in equilibrium with the relative humidity of the surrounding air as well. With this in mind, an In-line moisture measurement has to be used. The device is a combination hardware and software that enables an automatic gauging of the content of the item.
How important is accuracy when manufacturing an item? When the product is created accurately it simply works for the application without fail. Coat weight gauging provides precise, as well as real-time measurements designed to meet the tightest specifications provided on any application; while at the same time maximizing the raw material being used.
Whether you are producing steel from scrap or iron ore, and the end product is wider than one inch or less than one millimeter, you can always rely on coat weight gauging tools to get the accurate measurement and the highest quality finished products.
Coat weight measurement is an essential variable that plays a crucial role in a product’s quality, cost control, and process control. Without it, the product may not be suited to the application. Measurement of the film thickness is done with different types of instruments. Therefore, be sure to fully understand the tools available for the film thickness measurement, as well as know how to use them.
This will be beneficial for your operations and product success. Keep in mind the most difficult aspect of coat weight measurement is determining the best technique or procedure for the gauging system. This includes the substrate material, the type, the thickness range, the shape and the size of the part, as well as the cost of the tools used.
The X-COATER coating gauge is used for inline metal coating measurement of steel strips during the galvanizing or coating processes. Through inline measurement, deviations from target coating values are instantly detected allowing immediate corrections to the production process to maintain optimum coating yield. This can result in enormous savings in Zinc/Tin/Al use-age. Indev has well over 100 of these systems installed worldwide with a strong history of saving companies a great deal coating yield.
The GaugeVIEW™ measurement software is flexible, easy to use and with open system architecture easy to maintain & configure. The X-COATER System also uses the latest in embedded PC control with ultra-fast response times. An open system industrial controls systems for ruggedness and simplicity.
The scanner frame is based on double I-Beam structures welded together to form a solid tubular build. During the manufacturing process the top and bottom sensor carriages are precisely laser aligned within +/-0.25mm in x, y and z directions. The materials used are chosen for precision and reliability under heavy duty production use. The carriage movement uses a heavily rated ball bearing linear rail design with an MTBF of over 10,000 production hours. A Single Beam Scanner is also available for specific requirements such as when product fluttering cannot be avoided. In this case split single beam scanners are utilized for measurement at and against bridle rolls.
The X-COATER Coating weight gauge is a perfect solution for optimizing the Zinc/Tin/Al yield. Line trend and value displays, along with independent top/bottom sheet control feedback, provide all the necessary data for Level 2 system interfacing through a variety of network interfaces such as OPC, Profibus or TCP/IP.