Online Wet Film Weight / Wet Coatings Thickness Gauge
non-contact measurement of wet film weight (wet coatings thickness) on lacquered plate right at the coater
- Easy to install
- Initial calibration in less than 30 seconds
- Saves time with quicker set-up /make ready times
- Rapid payback (typical 5 - 10 months)
- Improved efficiency
- Reduced lacquer waste / less scrap
- Better product quality
- Customer configurable limits
Alarm outputs for ‘out of spec’ coatings weights can trigger line controls or visual/audible alarms.
Logic output is available for missing lacquer detection.
Batch Summary Data Output
A Batch Summary Data Utility (BSDU) option displays the average film weight with standard deviation for the batch. This data can also be sent via an RS232 port on the HMI. An analog output suitable for a chart recorder is also available.
The ability to accurately measure the wet film weight / wet coatings thickness on metal sheets as they come off the coater significantly shortens the ‘make ready’ process and also allows easy optimization of coatings thickness. Better coatings control promotes rapid payback through improved efficiency, reduced lacquer consumption and better product quality.
Instant feedback from the SC8800 Online Wet Film Weight Gauge allows operators to achieve the minimum film weight / coatings thickness without risking customer complaint, yet wasteful over-application is eliminated. Alarm outputs allow immediate correction, saving downtime and spoilage while maintaining product quality.