Clear the stage for measuring, control, inspection, analysis and sorting technology

In Shanghai great importance is attached to the subject “plastics” from April 25-28, 2016. Whether extrusion technology, methods of the plastics processing or quality assurance, the Chinaplas centers pioneering technologies. SIKORAs exhibition appearance promises one thing above all: innovations for the areas measuring, control, inspection, analysis and sorting technology for an increase in quality, process optimization and cost saving.

At the Chinaplas, two devices celebrate their premiere. SIKORA presents the CENTERWAVE 6000, which is based on groundbreaking millimeter wave technology for measuring the diameter, ovality and wall thickness of large plastic tubes from 120mm to 1,000mm during the extrusion. Also the layer thicknesses of multi-layer tubes are measured with highest precision. The measurements are taken at several points of the tube circumference without the need for any coupling media and independent from the material and temperature of the measuring object. Calibration procedures are not necessary. Thus, the system allows for reproducibility of the processes and represents a key technology for future-oriented quality assurance at the production of large plastic tubes.

In addition, the SIKORA PURITY CONCEPT Systems make their first appearance at the Chinaplas. Thanks to the technological innovation the modular designed devices are available for on- and offline inspection and analysis of pellets, flakes and tapes/films. The systems are based on X-ray, Infrared or optical technologies and are suitable for any application.

Another highlight is the PURITY SCANNER for online inspection and sorting of plastic material. The system assures that only the purest material gets into the next production process. It combines X-ray technology with an optical measuring system and therefore allows the detection of contamination from 50 µm on the surface and inside of the plastic pellet. Contaminated pellets are automatically sorted out.

For quality assurance in the hose and tube industry, SIKORA offers a broad product range of devices for classic and high-end diameter measurement with the LASER Series 2000 and LASER Series 6000 as well as X-ray measuring systems of the X-RAY 6000. With their precise measurement of the inner and outer diameter, the wall thickness of up to 3 layers, the eccentricity as well as the ovality of the products, the systems enable manufacturers to produce highest quality while saving costs and increasing profitability during the extrusion. Visitors will also get to know the equally precise as reliable LUMP 2000 devices with double sensor technology for lump detection on the product surface.