Plastics production and processing

Micro-Epsilon offers a wide range of sensors and solutions for non-contact measurement of plastics production. Dimensions, thickness, temperature, colours and embossing patterns in roll or sheet form can be reliably measured in a wide range of process steps from extrusion via molding to further processing.

Surface inspection of cockpit and dashboard

In order to recognise defects on instrumentation panels, surfaceCONTROL inspection systems are used. They enable fast, objective evaluations of any shape deviations, both on grained and smooth surfaces.

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Defect recognition on worktops

Foreign bodies, uneven distribution of the adhesive or unevenness when closing may produce open joints between the top material and the sidebars. The scanCONTROL laser profile sensors check if there are ...

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Temperature monitoring of thin plastic films

With blown film extrusion, non-contact temperature measurement is a difficult measurement task. Ambient radiation also penetrates thin films and distorts the intrinsic radiation of the films. The infrared ...

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Two-sided thickness measurement

Depending on the respective measurement task, it is sensible to carry out a two-sided thickness measurement. Arranged opposite the material, two displacement sensors detect the thickness. This measurement ...

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One-sided thickness measurement of films

In its sensor housing, the combiSENSOR combines an eddy current displacement sensor and a capacitive displacement sensor. This unique sensor concept enables one-sided thickness measurement of electrically ...

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Thermography for injection molding processes

moldCONTROL is a thermography solution for recognising quality fluctuations in injection molding production. The compact, industrial thermal imaging camera captures a thermal image of the component directly ...

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Farbmessung an Kunststoffprofilen

Unmittelbar nach der Extrusion von Kunststoffprofilen wird die Farbe di­rekt mit dem colourSENSOR CFO200 überwacht. Je nach Fertigungsauftrag werden die Referenz-­Farben vorab in den Sensor ...

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Inline colour monitoring of plastic bottles

Due to their high measuring rate and colour accuracy, the colourSENSOR CFO200 sensors are often used for inline colour inspection of plastic bottles. The multi-teach function of the colourSENSOR CFO series enables the definition of colour groups which are used to teach in distance-dependent colour deviations. Therefore, the CFO colour sensors are ideal for reliable monitoring of different production batches and variants.

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Fuel filler flap inspection

During production of fuel filler flaps, small sink marks can appear on the visible side of the flap. These are only a few micrometers deep but visible to the human eye depending on the painting. As well as for production monitoring and inspection of incoming goods, the surfaceCONTROL system is used for the surface inspection of fuel filler flaps.

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Thickness profile measurement of strips and plates

The thicknessCONTROL measurement system is used for thickness measurement of plates and strip materials. Depending on the measurement task and materials, the head is equipped with different sensors that ...

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Inspection of polycarbonate sheets

The colour measuring principle applied with these transparent polycarbonate sheets is based on the transmitted light principle using colourSENSOR CFO200 sensors. The sensors detect colour deviations from reference colours taught in advance. With its high light intensity, the CFO200 is also suitable for semi-transparent objects.

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Measurement of the sprayed skin thickness

Sprayed skins for vehicle dashboards and for airbag cladding are sprayed into a heated mold using a robot-guided nozzle. For safety reasons, extremely low tolerances are required for airbags. For this ...

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Gap measurement of extruded plastic profiles

In the extrusion of high quality plastic profiles, adherence to tight manufacturing tolerances is crucial. For quality assurance, laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used. Thanks to the surface ...

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Surface defect detection of plastic attachments

Surfaces play an important role in the functionality and aesthetics of plastic components. Therefore, optical surface inspection is a central approach for 100% quality control. Deflectometer-based inspection ...

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Inline colour measurement of transparent films

As well as colour fluctuations, streaks can occur during production. With translucent films, the film colour is measured very accurately and quickly using the ACS7000 colour measuring system together with ...

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Colour measurement of extruded parts

In order to avoid defective production and to conserve resources during the extrusion of plastic products, it is crucial to recognise colour deviations not just at the end of the process chain but already ...

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Inline colour measurement of plastic injection-moulded parts

In plastic injection moulding, the exact colour shade of the products is important, as the colour changes during cooling. To date, it has only been possible to measure random samples of cooled pieces. ...

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Surface inspection of adhesive film

In industry, the need for adhesive film is increasing. When producing the film, depressions and folds often occur, rendering the film unusable. Therefore, the customers’ requirements for an impeccable ...

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Colour measurement of the floorboards

Plastic floorboards are made of coloured granules and shaped by deep-drawing. After the production process, it must be guaranteed that the colour of the floorboards is homogenous and that there are no ...

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In-line detection of protective film on PVC window frames

Company „Schüco“ manufactures PVC window frames. The PVC profiles are provided with a protective film after they are extruded. This film protects the frames from scratches and dirt. The colorCONTROL ...

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Temperature measurement for injection mould applications

Users of injection molding machines for plastics processing are facing increased quality requirements imposed by end-users, in particular for automotive applications. Because of this trend, the importance ...

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Non-contact film thickness measurement

In film production inline thickness measurement guarantees constant product quality. Micro-Epsilon's KS5 combination sensor measures the thickness of films in a non-contact and thus wear free process.

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Thickness measurement using displacement sensors

Thickness measurement using displacement sensors is a wide application area. Basically there are distinctions between non-destructive/destructive, non-contact/with contact and one-side/two-sided thickness ...

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Blown film thickness

The thickness of blown films is an important aspect in terms of constant quality in blown film production. During production, strong thickness tolerances can occur. The blown film system from Micro-Epsilon ...

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