Wall thickness measurement and control to nominal dimensions
By using wall thickness measurement devices, manufacturers of cables, hoses and tubes benefit from the minimization of material consumption as well as assurance of size accuracy during the extrusion. This is an essential quality feature for the automated confectioning at a later stage.
For decades, it has been common practice to manually measure the average wall thickness at a product sample to adjust the extruder emission accordingly. Leaving the eccentricity out of consideration would cause a significant additional material consumption. Nowadays, almost every extrusion line is equipped with measuring technology for wall thickness measurement and quality control.
With measuring devices of SIKORA, such as the X-RAY 6000 PRO, X-RAY 8000 ADVANCED/NXT, CENTERVIEW 8000 and CENTERWAVE 6000, the wall thickness of different product types is continuously and precisely recorded. The decisive advantage is the combination of a measuring device with an innovative processor and display system as well as efficient control technology. In combination with the control module SET POINT, models of the ECOCONTROL Series control the wall thickness to nominal dimensions or minimal value. To adjust deviations, SET POINT trims either the extruder rpm or haul-off speed.
SIKORA systems increase and ensure quality of products during production, lower material costs and make production processes more transparent for the highest efficiency. Calculate your individual saving potential during the cable or hose and tube production with our Return on Investment (RoI) calculator