NDC Technologies
Next-level measurement performance and value for converting applications

17.02.2022 NDC Technologies (Dayton, Ohio), a leading global provider of intelligent, connected measurement and control solutions, recently released several new products that enable converters to maximise process performance, product quality and KPIs.

NDC’s Series 9 Converting Gauge.
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NDC’s Series 9 Converting Gauge.

NDC Technologies introduced the new Series 9 on-line gauge for food, bulk industrial material and tobacco processing applications in 2020. This innovation solution is seeing great interest from numerous manufacturers in these industries. The company has taken this gauging system one step further and developed a powerful measurement solution specifically for the converting industry — the Series 9 Converting gauge.

New series 9 Converting Gauge

“The Series 9 Converting gauge is the sum of what we’ve learned over the past years to meet the manufacturing challenges faced by the converting industry,” said Mark Rainville, product manager for NDC’s film extrusion and converting businesses. “We’re excited to deliver the best-in-class, best-in-value measurement system on the market today. This product is equipped with a unique set of capabilities for unparalleled measurement performance across a wide range of converting applications.”

Delivering immediate and long-term value to converting processes, the Series 9 gauge provides the following benefits to customers:

• Greater process vision – when integrated with NDC’s high-performance single-beam scanners, such as the new SlimTrak II, and Pro.Net TDi web gauging controller, it provides process vision far beyond that of conventional in-process measurement systems. Users can effectively perform ultra-accurate measurements of moisture, coat weight, degree of cure and film/layer thickness across a wide range of converting applications such as extrusion, coating and lamination.

• Long-term stability – delivers ultra-reliable operation with no need for recalibration, systematic monitoring or correction for drift

• Advanced diagnostics – includes powerful features for preventative maintenance to ensure maximum uptime

• Lowest cost of ownership – easy operation and maintenance enables manufacturers to realize immediate and long-term value over the lifetime of operation

New DataFusion Data Visualizer and Historian

NDC Technologies’ DataFusion software is the latest innovation for real-time visualisation of quality measurements. This software platform lets users harness measurement data from film extrusion, coating and lamination lines and transform it into actionable intelligence.

DataFusion collects quality measurements of thickness, weight, moisture and coat weight from film extrusion, coating and lamination lines and pipes it to an SQL database. Measurements can be either fixed point or scanning. It creates a visual representation of this data so you can quickly view product quality in real-time and historically. This next-level insight enables users to accelerate the data-to-decision process, improve product quality and realize production efficiencies.

DataFusion is easy to use and offers complete flexibility due to its modular nature, boasting an intuitive interface and multiple easily scalable visualisations.

Latest SlimTrak II Narrow Web Scanner

SlimTrak II is the next-generation, single-beam scanner that is uniquely designed to fit into the tightest machine spaces. The extremely compact footprint requires minimal installation space, allowing users to capture critical measurements. SlimTrak II offers applications versatility and can be used on production lines across a range of processes including lacquer coating on foil, adhesive tapes, label stock, hotmelt coaters, dry lamination, re-moisturising, water-based coatings, extrusion coating and laminating, and sheet extrusion, to name a few.