In the paper and converting industry, it is absolutely imperative to have tight control of key parameters such as web moisture, coat thickness, process speed and product length during the production process to ensure process efficiency and product quality. At LIMAB UK, we provide a wide range of non-contact paper and converting industry measuring systems, which provide precise and dependable measurements, allowing our customers to measure and ultimately control these parameters. With many years’ experience in the industry, we are highly knowledgeable in assisting companies like yours in both the implementation of a tailor-made measuring system solution, but also at ensuring that you get insightful information, which will enable you to implement valuable improvements.
The five paper and converting industry measuring systems that we offer are:
- In-process and At-line Moisture Gauges
- In-process Coat-weight Measurement Gauges
- Non-contact Laser Length and Speed Sensors
- Temperature Measurement
- Heating Control
In-process Moisture and Coat-weight Measurement Gauges
|The ConvertIR is an on-line, coat-weight or moisture measurement gauge using near-infrared (NIR), non-contact technology. The gauge provides a dependable, stable and accurate on-line measurement, which allows the converting processes to be tightly and consistently controlled.|
|The IG710S and SR710S coat-weight and moisture measurement sensors are for on-line measurement of coatings, laminates and moisture. The sensors are specifically designed to meet the needs of converting industry for measuring the coat-weight thickness and moisture.|
|The SlimTrak is a scanning system for coat-weight and/or moisture measurement, providing a complete cross-section measurement across the web width. Thickness, coat-weight, basis weight and moisture can all be measured on narrow web lines.|
|The Moistrex MX8000 is a paper moisture analyzer providing fast and accurate moisture measurement of paper samples. The bench-top instrument only measures the water-bound to the cellulose fibres and is insensitive to printing, surface treatments and plastic laminations.|
Non-contact Laser Length and Speed Sensors
|The LaserSpeed® Pro LS4500 is suitable for measuring the speed and length on all types of web materials including paper, plastics, clear films and board. The gauge is used to replace traditional contact wheel encoders to improve accuracy and repeatability of measuring process speed and cutting operations.|
|Impac® Pyrometers are well known for their high accuracy and dependability in providing a non-contact measurement of temperature. IR thermometers or pyrometers measure the IR radiation emitted from the hot web and provide a continuous precise temperature reading.|
|The Impac® Series 600 Pyrometer is a customisable modular multi-sensor head pyrometer suitable for measuring temperature in the range of -40°C to 700°C for non-metallic applications.|
|Thyristor Power Controllers meet even the toughest design challenges and provide efficient, reliable and precise control of electrical heating, which is absolutely essential in IR web drying applications.|
What Our Customers Say…
The Pre-print division has invested in a film weight gauge on one of its two presses. This is part of a wider project to ensure we are delivering the correct amount of coating. The NDC gauge delivers quality assurance both internally and externally to our customers. The ease of functionality of the system, sales processes and service provided make NDC one of the best in the industry and I fully recommend an NDC system to any new business who are looking to invest in a film weight monitoring system.
Sam Covell – Operations Director
We wanted to improve the accuracy and repeatability of the automated length cutting operation on our Agnati corrugator. From the first meeting, it was clear that LIMAB have a lot of experience in this area and they replaced our mechanical encoder with a LaserSpeed. The implementation of the LaserSpeed has enabled us to achieve our original goal and it has ultimately improved the quality of the products that we are supplying to our customers.
Shaun Coombs – Engineering Manager
It is imperative that the adhesive is applied accurately by the coating machine, and the NDC gauge supplied by LIMAB UK enables our customer to monitor the machine’s performance whilst running. TS Converting were pleased to be able to work with LIMAB UK.
Tim Self – Managing Director
ConvertIR – On-line, coat-weight thickness or moisture measurement gauge.
IG710S and SR710S – Coat-weight and moisture measurement sensors.
SlimTrak – Single beam scanner for narrow web measurement of thickness, coat-weight or moisture.
Moistrex MX8000 – At-line paper moisture analyzer.
LaserSpeed® Pro LS4500 – On-line speed and length measurement.
Impac® Pyrometers – High accuracy and dependable, non-contact measurement of temperature.
Impac® Series 600 – A customisable modular multi-sensor head pyrometer.
Thyristor Power Controllers – Provide efficient, reliable and precise control of electrical heating.
Schedule a consultation with one of our product specialists to discuss your requirements and receive a tailor-made solution proposal.