Thin film manufacturers and other web gauging users can now reduce waste and increase saleable product using a new high-resolution basis weight sensor with multiple source options - that’s the claim made for a new sensor from Thermo Fisher Scientific.
The Thermo Scientific Beta Plus Basis Weight Transmission Sensor uses either a Kr-85 or Sr-90 source designed to offer users accurate, higher-resolution basis weight readings for webs and films between six and 7,000 grams per square meter. The sensor with the Kr-85 source is designed to measure basis weight of very thin film while providing approximately five times the usable life of comparable sensors on the market.
“The Beta Plus sensor enhances web gauging performance by incorporating improved optics and advanced digital electronics into our existing designs,” said Tam Nguyen, Product Marketing Manager, Web Gauging, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The sensor is fully compatible with our current measurement and control platforms, scanners and applications software, making it easy to integrate into existing web gauging systems. It also provides one of the widest measurement ranges in the industry and eliminates the need for a second sensor in many production operations.”
The sensor features improved shielding and design geometry engineered for added safety for the system’s operators. Customers have access to support from Thermo Fisher engineers, who assist with installation, implementation and integration.