Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:17

New Gauges based on “Linear Sensor Technology”

New Gauges based on “Linear Sensor Technology” allows cost-effective, synchronous multi-axis Measurement of Diameter and Ovality in any Pipe, Tube and Hose Extrusion Process

With the MSD diameter gauges, ZUMBACH electronics introduces a new series of measuring heads for on-line diameter and ovality measurement and control. This new line complements the high-precision laser diameter measuring heads of the ODAC®series. The MSD models achieve their ideal efficiency in terms of price and performance specifically for applications in the plastics, rubber and cable industry for extruded tubes, pipes, hoses, cables and similar.

MSDs Stand opt

MSD measuring head series and swivel floor stand

The experience of 57 years with on-line and off-line measurement and control technology has led to a product characterised by the most current and sophisticated technology and functionality as well as by the well-known ZUMBACH accuracy and reliability. Thanks to this “Linear Sensor Technology” (pat. pend.) it was possible to build very compact yet accurate measuring heads.

Unique measurement technology for products up to 200 mm outside diameter

  • A new product line with 2-coloured LED light sources allowing simultaneous scanning in each axis (XY*) and thus trouble-free measurement even with product vibration
  • Integrated extraneous light filters prevent occurrence of measurement errors that to date seemed unavoidable
  • Perfect performance even with reflective surfaces thanks to the use of different colour lighting for each measurement axis

*This new concept allows even a 4-axis measurement of products up to diameter 54 mm

Additional Info

ZUMBACH ELECTRONICS is one of the leading manufacturer of in-line measuring, monitoring and control systems for the wire and cable industry, (from wire drawing to fiber optics, including extrusion of insulation and jackets), for plastic extrusion lines (mono filaments, catheter, tubing, pipe or profiles) and for the metal industry (hot and cold rolling, continuous casting, turning, grinding, polishing to QC inspection stations).

ZUMBACH instruments measure diameter (Laser Micrometers), wall thickness and concentricity (ultrasonic or eddy current principle), and detect lumps/neckdowns (optical flaw detectors). Specialized sensors monitor the capacitance of data wires and coaxial cables. - Controllers with application specific algorithms shorten start-up times, minimize scrap production and material usage. Data acquisition and FFT analysis are offered as well. A line of inductive preheaters for metal conductors, spark testers for in-line testing of the dielectric, optical surface inspection system, and in-line profile monitoring systems complete the ZUMBACH line of industrial precision equipment.

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Zumbach Electronic AG (H.Q.)
Hauptstrasse 93
CH-2552 Orpund
Tel.: +41 (0)32 356 04 00
Fax: +41 (0)32 356 04 30
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