BST ProControl presents transmission sensor based on non-ionising technology


The PC16S-wave sensor from BST ProControl
The PC16S-wave sensor from BST ProControl

With the brand new PC16S-wave transmission sensor, BST ProControl (Wenden, Germany), a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, is expanding its extensive sensor offerings for layer thickness and basis weight measurement with a new highlight for K 2016. The innovative sensor does not work with ionising electromagnetic waves. Therefore, neither its operation nor its transport and its disposal require national or international permits. Thanks to its outstanding EMC characteristics, the PC16S-wave guarantees smooth operation and fulfills all legal requirements. With its touch-free absorption measurement procedure in transmission, it measures polymer-based monofilms particularly quickly and precisely. Typical examples of implementation are the measurement of basis weights, measurements of flat web materials, and the control of calenders and flat film extrusion systems.

The PC16S-wave offers some special characteristics that offer BST ProControl’s customers additional possibilities for help when measuring polymer-based monofilms. That is how with this transmission sensor, among other things, materials can also be measured if large amounts of fillers were added to the polymer in production as a colorant. For instance, white films are frequently filled with titanium dioxide and black films with soot. While these fillers often strongly influence the measurement results of traditional measurement materials, such as x-ray or infra-red technology, for example, the influence is typically negligible with this new transmission sensor.

In comparison with sensors with ionising radiation, the PC16S-wave achieves extremely high measurement accuracy of up to 0.05 g/m². In addition, the innovative sensor covers a large measurement area of up to 2,000 g/m². And because its measurement method is based on non-ionising technology, with the PC16S-wave, the inevitable costs for radiation protection that come with traditional transmission sensors are gone.