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July 1, 2008

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Unit masters inline monitoring


Laser/camera units can be combined, as in this example, to cover all angles of an extruded profile.

The Profilemaster provides inline monitoring of profiles and shapes. It is a modular, non-contact measuring system that can handle extruded plastics, rubber, elastomers, and composite materials. It produces a record of relevant dimensions, angles and radii. Start-up times and scrap rates can be reduced by including this unit on an extrusion line, says the manufacturer. It utilizes a laser-based light section principle in combination with CCD cameras. A contour-matching algorithm is used to compare data points with the coordinates of a CAD drawing. Up to six laser/camera modules can be combined to cover all required dimensions of a product.Zumbach Electronic AG, Orpund, Switzerland; +41 32-356-0400; www.zumbach.com

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