Measure and control technology for Indonesian plastics industry
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure”: This is the motto under which the Mahlo GmbH Co. KG showcases at Plastics and Rubber Indonesia from 14 to 17 November in Jakarta. At booth D1-8101 the German machine builder informs about the latest technology in quality measurement and process control.
“Especially in the coating and extrusion sector, transparent production processes help to save costs and to increase the product quality”, Area Sales Manager Stephan Kehry explains. With the Qualiscan QMS, Mahlo offers a measurement and control system that defines parameter such as thickness, basis weight, density, coating thickness or moisture on running web. Suitable for each application, different sensors and scanners are available. The sensors are traversing constantly across the whole fabric width. In doing so, they measure, record and control the required features. Dependent on application and product, beta-, x-ray-, laser- or infrared-radiators are put to use. “We have scanners that can host up to five sensors”, Kehry further clarifies.
Even for special problems in plastics production, where regular measurement systems often reach their limits, Mahlo offers the right solution. For very thin films, for example, the Infrascope NIR is the perfect tool. It measures the reflection of infrared energy and determines basis weight and moisture at the same time. The beta sensor Gravimat DFI is the specialist for determining basis weight of composites. It is not impressed by uneven and fluttering web – often a problem – and produces precise measuring results.
“Our goal is to compose a system that is exactly what the client needs”, Kehry emphasizes. This way, one can reduce energy and raw material while increasing product quality at the same time. “That differentiates the producer from its competition and ensures a significant degree of sustainability.