NDC Technologies – New 8000-Slim system for narrow web coaters
USA • The provider of measurement and control solutions introduced the new 8000-Slim web gauging system and SlimTrak scanner for narrow web applications.
Because narrow web lines frequently produce high value-added products, it’s essential that these are accurately measured and controlled. NDC’s 8000-SLIM system delivers measurement and tight control of key product parameters such as thickness, coat weight, basis weight and moisture. By combining speed, accuracy, control and information in an open architecture, this system represents a suitable solution for narrow-web process lines.
SlimTrak delivers quality measurements that are tightly integrated into a distributed web gauging system. It supports either one of NDC’s infrared reflection or gamma backscatter sensors and offers several benefits for narrow web processors. For example, it features a small beam cross-section footprint for compact installations and remotely mounted scanner electronics to further enhance reliability and maintainability. The scanner electronics can be mounted up to 20 m (65 ft) away from scanner, allowing them to be located in a more suitable environment. SlimTrak’s cross-sectional area is less than 150 mm x 150 mm (6” x 6”), and supports web widths from 200 mm to 1600 mm (8” to 63”).