|Beta LaserMike Introduces Laser Non-Contact Measurement System for Producers of Packaging Films at Plast 2012|
|Friday, 27 April 2012 15:41|
Beta LaserMike, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, introduces the LaserSpeed® non-contact encoder at Plast 2012 in Milan, Italy to help manufacturers of plastic packaging films to accurately measure the length and speed of products during production. Beta LaserMike will be in the Montenegro stand in Hall 13, Stand B14.
Most manufacturers of plastic packaging films are under pressure to process and deliver products that meet customer quality and quantity demands. In order to accomplish this, manufacturers need to precisely measure product length and speed to better control the material extrusion process, stretch and draw operations, differential line speed, the length of product delivered to customers, and other applications. But, many manufacturers still rely on mechanical contact encoders or tachometers to measure these dimensions not realizing they’re giving away product due to slippage. Contact encoders can also affect material quality and create waste because of damage to the product’s surface and speed control issues to maintain product thickness.
The LaserSpeed encoder from Beta LaserMike solves this problem because it directly measures the product’s surface without contact. LaserSpeed uses advanced, laser-based technology to precisely measure the length and speed of product during production. This laser encoder projects a unique pattern on the surface of the product. As the product moves, light is scattered back to the LaserSpeed encoder. This information is translated into product speed and pulses are produced to determine the product length. Length and speed measurements are captured with better than +0.05% accuracy, +/-0.02% repeatability. Beta LaserMike offers a complete line of LaserSpeed encoders with measurement speeds up to 39,400 ft/min (12,000 m/min), standoff distances to 39.4 in (1000 mm), and measurement depth of field to 3.0 in (100 mm).
The LaserSpeed encoder is designed for heavy industrial environments, is easy to install, and is factory calibrated for low-maintenance operation. The measurement is performed optically, so there are no parts to wear out. Manufacturers realize significant savings in the first few months and benefit from a low cost of ownership.