The patented and proprietary SpecMetrix® powered solutions offered by Sensory Analytics are the most flexible, effective and user-friendly non-contact coating and thin film thickness measurement solutions available today. The Company’s solutions include cutting edge sensory packages, proprietary algorithms and software, and incorporate its exclusive and award-winning SpecMetrix ruggedized optical interference technology.
With extensive customer experience within diverse industries, Sensory delivers proven manual lab units as well as semi-automated, automated and in-line SpecMetrix® thickness measurement systems that help manufacturers to:
- Shorten set-up and change-over times
- Streamline new coating and film trials
- Eliminate non-value added mechanical or destructive testing steps
- Reduce QA and Production labor hours spent on film thickness measurement and analysis
- Reduce spoilage, product costs and environmental impacts
- Validate and document in-process and post-production film and coating quality
The Company’s award-winning SpecMetrix® product lines have become recognized quality tools for manufacturers seeking to improve their manufacturing, coating process control and quality systems. Beyond the significant financial benefits, the use of SpecMetrix systems can help manufacturers to effectively minimize waste streams, save energy, decrease Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while improving production efficiency, cost effectiveness and overall plant productivity.
SpecMetrix QA and R&D Lab systems
In order to provide quality assurance and production personnel with faster and more accurate coating thickness and film weight results, whether in the R&D center, QA lab or production work station, Sensory now offers innovative SpecMetrix® Lab and QA coating measurement systems. These manual and semi-automated offerings come with a variety of test fixture options and provide an unprecedented ability to provide immediate coating quality results – in numeric or graphic form - for thin film thickness measurement and most other coating quality requirements. As a forensic tool, it is unmatched in its ability to identify and quantify the quality of coating and film thickness in problem areas.
SpecMetrix® Mobile coating and film thickness measurement systems
As a supplement to a plant's existing production and QA processes, SpecMetrix Mobile systems are a cost effective way to bring non-contact single point or scanned wet or dry film thickness measurement and product finishes directly to metal sheet production and coating lines. They are specifically designed for flat sheet and tin plate coating applications. These proven and flexible offerings take wet or dry film weight measurements in a more accurate and timely manner than strand or capacitance gauges. The Mobile system is readily transportable for ease of use between coating lines in a plant and includes a printer for end-of run QA documentation. Film weight and coating thickness data can also be easily removed via USB or directly entered into the plant SPC system, as required.
SpecMetrix ACS and Automated film thickness measurement systems
For metal container manufacturers and other plants that wish to streamline their time-consuming manual inspection methods, SpecMetrix systems offer a variety of QA and production proven tools of cost-saving and productivity benefit. The expanding line of SpecMetrix ACS systems are the most cost-effective way to bring non-contact single can thin film thickness measurements to food or beverage container plants. They are designed to replace traditional and less precise handheld capacitance gauges that require direct operator inputs and data entry. With the improved precision of non-contact ACS container measurement systems, production and QA team members can better assess spray gun and roller performance issues, or simply speed up their can measurement processes.
For those container manufacturers that could benefit from the direct automated inspection of the inside spray and over-varnish applied to their products, new Automated ACS systems are now available for rapid mechanical or robotic automation of can plant film weight measurement functions. These systems allow for manual loading from multiple conveyers, or can be upgraded to incorporate direct line-fed options for fully automated can loading - requiring no operator interaction. The integrated color-dot identification system enables plant personnel to immediately identify production issues with individual spray guns. The resultant thickness data is automatically saved for review and may be uploaded into the plant SPC system, as required.
SpecMetrix® In-line coating and film thickness measurement systems
SpecMetrix® In-line measurement systems - powered by proprietary software controls - deliver continuous and real-time thickness measurement data for one or more coating or film layers and provide real-time process control and quality assurance to manufacturing and QA teams. This data can assist operators with immediate feedback on coating quality while providing plant management with direct quality results without any operator involvement. More timely determination of issues with coils, rolls, products or sheets that should be removed or altered is assured. Based on plant need, the system can also send signals to halt or modify the production process in order to avoid spoilage or subsequent rework costs. The non-contact measurement capabilities of the SpecMetrix® systems also preclude the need for creating manual test samples or performing time consuming destructive testing.
To assure the highest level of quality, performance and user-friendly operation, manufacturers can count on the rugged and reliable line of SpecMetrix systems to best meet their and coating and film thickness measurement needs.