Building Materials Measurement Systems

The team at LIMAB UK appreciate how important it is for companies operating in the building materials industry to ensure that the products they manufacture are up to the required standard. We offer a range of building materials measurement systems, which can be used during the production process to ensure the properties of the bulk materials used such as sand, clay and gypsum are correct and provide key process measurements to help with optimising the manufacturing process. We also provide equipment to measure the dimensions in-line of the final end product including wood-based panels, cement boards and insulation panels.

With over 30 years’ experience supplying building materials measurement systems, we are confident that we would be able to assist your company in improving the efficiency and productivity of your production processes as well as the quality and consistency of your end products.

The building materials measurement systems that we offer are:

  • Laser Thickness Measuring Systems
  • Laser Length and Speed Sensors
  • In-process Moisture Measurement Sensors
  • Infrared (IR) Temperature Measurement and Thermal Imagers

Building Materials Measurement Systems

Laser Thickness Measurement Systems

Building Materials Measurement Systems The PreciLogger is an in-process, non-contact width and/or thickness measuring system. Being non-contact, it is suitable for measuring soft or fast-moving materials that would otherwise be impossible to measure with normal contact methods.
Building Materials Measurement Systems The PanelProfiler is a non-contact, laser-based system designed for measuring the thickness of panels, in-process during manufacture. It is suitable for all type of panel products such as MDF, OSB, chipboard, hardboard, HPL, plywood and rigid foam insulation panels.
Building Materials Measurement Systems The GMS1100 is a non-contact, gypsum board measuring system using laser-based technology for measuring the full-dimensional shape of gypsum board, in-line during manufacture. The system measures and displays the thickness profile, taper profile, width and edge profile, wet and dry board lengths.
Building Materials Measurement Systems The FalconEye is a complete stand-alone system for on-line surface inspection of gypsum boards. The system will categorise the type of surface defect, log the frequency and provide alerts immediately as surface defects appear.

Laser Length and Speed Sensors

Building Materials Measurement Systems The LaserSpeed Pro LS4500 is suitable for measuring length on all types of production lines including materials such as mineral or glass wool, particleboard, MDF panels and insulation materials. The gauge is used to replace traditional contact wheel encoders to improve accuracy and repeatability of cutting operations.

In-process Moisture Measurement Sensors

The PrediktIR II Bulk Materials Moisture Gauge is a rugged, in-process bulk materials moisture gauge suitable for directly measuring materials including sand, clay, wood chips and cement mix. Using near-infrared (NIR) non-contact technology, it provides accurate and dependable, real-time moisture measurements that can be used to improve process control. 
Building Materials Measurement Systems The Series 9 Industrial Moisture Gauge is the latest generation sensor for precise on-line measurement of moisture for almost any material. The gauge is capable of measuring the widest range of materials including powders, coarse or fine particles, concentrates, slurries, pastes, flakes and granules.

IR Temperature Measurement and Thermal Imagers​

Building Materials Measurement Systems Impac® Pyrometers are highly accurate and dependable, IR thermometers for non-contact, temperature measurement in even the harshest environments. We have a vast range of IR thermometers with models suitable for every type of application including, glass, mineral wool, ceramic and graphite.
Building Materials Measurement Systems Mikron Thermal Imaging Cameras are high-performance IR thermal imaging systems for accurate temperature measurement in a number of dedicated industrial applications including in-furnace temperature mapping.

Building Materials Measurement Systems

What Our Customers Say…

We found that we were actually losing a lot of money due to not having the correct moisture content in our bricks, so back in January 2019, we decided to look into implementing some non-contact NIR moisture gauges to enable us to monitor this more effectively. We contacted LIMAB UK and installed two NDC Technologies’ PrediktIR moisture gauges in our priority clay prep. area. I am very happy with the PrediktIR gauges and having the ability to constantly monitor the moisture content has massively improved our quality control processes. We were impressed with the evident product knowledge and expertise demonstrated by the team at LIMAB UK and the customer service and aftersales support was great!

Scott Bamford – Technical Manager

We needed a reliable and accurate system for measuring our panels, we liked LIMAB’s non-contact technology and was our preferred choice. We have been very impressed with the results and this has given gains in production efficiency and product quality. We can highly recommend LIMAB as a supplier.


Arsene Toussing – Process Manager

I knew that some of the other Wienerberger sites had already purchased some NDC PrediktIR moisture gauges and I had heard that they were really improving the production processes and quality control procedures. I met up with some of the LIMAB team at ClayTech, and I was immediately impressed with their expertise and what they had to offer. After discussions with NDC Product Specialist, we went ahead and purchased four NDC PrediktIR gauges. The gauges have really helped us to monitor and have greater control of our water input system and we are already getting some really useful data. I would certainly purchase from LIMAB again in the future.

Philip Smallridge – Process Improvement and Quality Control

We got a call from John Miller from LIMAB UK back in 2018, just as we were finding our existing moisture gauge was failing. We discussed the possibility of replacing our existing gauge with an NDC gauge and invited John to come in for a site visit and to subsequently quote us for a PrediktIR. We were very impressed with John’s product knowledge and we decided to proceed with the purchase. We have found the PrediktIR to be very reliable and we are very happy with it.

Clive Wilcocks – Engineering/Electrical Supervisor

LIMAB Ltd has proven themselves an indispensable ally in improving product quality and process. Their continuous measurement and monitoring systems both ‘flag up’ and enable quicker reaction times to production issues, reducing waste and ensuring only high-quality product is received by the customer

Ben Mansfield – Quality and Process Manager


Building Materials Measurement Systems

PreciLogger – Single point thickness or width measurement, all products.

PanelProfiler – Multiple point thickness measurement, all products.

GMS1100 – Cross-section thickness profile, width and edge profile, all products.

FalconEye – Surface inspection, gypsum board only.

LaserSpeed Pro LS4500 – Cut-to-length control, all products and gypsum board length shrinkage.

PrediktIR II Bulk Materials Moisture Gauge – On-line clay moisture control, brick and tile manufacturing industries.

Series 9 Industrial Moisture Gauge – On-line, industrial moisture gauge.

Impac® Pyrometers – IR thermometers for precise temperature measurement.

Mikron Thermal Imaging Cameras– High-performance IR imaging cameras.


Schedule a consultation with one of our product specialists to discuss your requirements and receive a tailor-made solution proposal.