ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
Bringing laboratory-level roughness measurements to high-speed production lines.
KEY CHALLENGE: REAL-TIME CONTROL OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS
The measurement and control of surface roughness plays a crucial role in a large range of modern manufacturing processes. Surface roughness is often a direct indicator of product and process quality and it can also be an important customer specification for materials under production.
The accurate measurement of surface roughness directly on production lines has previously been practically impossible.
SOLUTION FOR HIGH-SPEED PRODUCTION LINES: MP900
A world first: Our MP900 On-line Roughness Measurement System allows for the automatic and laboratory-accurate measurement of surface roughness directly during actual production. The system success is proven even at fast line speeds.
Automatic and continuous on-line measurement of surface roughness and detection of roughness/quality deviations – no added labour needed
Optical non-contact LCI measurement method
Performs well even at high line speeds
Works on plastic, metal and transparent surfaces
Direct support for surface roughness ISO standards
SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Improved product quality
Material cost savings and optimized capacity utilization rate thanks to fast production control
Reduction of customer complaints thanks to the early detection of deviations from customer-requested roughness range
FOR PLASTIC, METAL AND TRANSPARENT SURFACES
LCI technology works on plastic, metal and transparent/opaque surfaces. No calibration is needed for different surface materials.
The solution offers first-rate suitability for extrusion lines, moving webs (metal, paper, plastics…) as well as parts machining. Application examples include plastic cables and tubes, strips and films as well as metal parts.
LCI solutions perform well in practical manufacturing environments. Systems are robust, shock and vibration resistant and maintenance free. Integration to production lines and processes is easy. LCI measurement heads are not sensitive to measurement direction – surface roughness profile can be reliably measured, e.g., both perpendicular or parallel to the material flow.
MP900 Roughness Measurement System automatically generates quality reports and statistics of the roughness characteristics of entire production batches. An automatically generated quality report can be sent to the customer, e.g., in pdf format before shipping the batch.
MP300 ROUGHNESS MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
FocalSpec MP300 Roughness Measurement System provides a fast and easy non-contact at-line method for the accurate surface roughness measurements of plastic extrudates and other materials.
Accurate optical non-contact surface roughness measurement method based on LCI technology
Fast and easy to use
For transparent and non-transparent materials
Direct support for surface roughness related ISO standards