Proton Products International Reports Growing Success of Compact, Non-Contact Laser Doppler Speed, Length Sensor For The Web Industries

Beaconsfield, England — November 8, 2016 — Proton Products International has announced its growing success with the smart new compact InteliSENS SL/SLR mini series of sensors. These laser Doppler speed sensors set new standards in accurate, reliable non-contact speed and length measurement of moving web products, unrivaled in performance and price.

The InteliSENS SL/SLR mini series sensors are designed to replace cumbersome, inaccurate and high-wear contact-wheel measurement devices used in web production processes, whose accuracy can exceed 2 percent. These contacting sensors are prone to excessive measurement errors due to slippage, vibration, wear and dirt accumulation; resulting in product give-away, production losses and non-conformance to specifications. The compact InteliSENS SL/SLR mini has the smallest footprint on the market and provides a direct replacement for contact tachometers and wheel encoders. The installation is simple and the sensors compact size can also permit speed and length measurements from parts of the process that were previously unobtainable.

The InteliSENS SL/SLR mini series sensors are solid-state devices with no moving parts for maintenance-free operation. Their non-contact measurement technique provides an industry-leading accuracy better than 0.05%, typically 0.02%. No marking, No slippage and No Moving parts. They provide the highest accuracy and repeatability with CE-MID certified versions available. They come standard with intelligent, easy-to-integrate capabilities that feature a broad range of process interfaces. This includes Ethernet, RS-232 and WiFi communications as standard with optional PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, Industrial Protocol IP that can be substituted for the Ethernet communications interface.

The InteliSENS SL/SLR mini series is designed for use across a wide range of web industries including:

  • Converting, Laminating & Coating;
  • Extrusion Sheet & Film;
  • Rubber & Vinyl Calendering; and
  • Nonwovens and Textiles.

The InteliSENS SLmini and SLR mini sensors are suitable for numerous applications involving the measurement and control of speed, differential speeds (or draws) and length to help deliver a multitude of benefits across the industries they serve. For example, accurate speed measurements are required for biax lines to control MD length elongation; speed synchronization for coaters to control flying splice changes and for draw control between various machine processes to assist drying a while avoiding on-line product breaks. Accurate length measurements are required throughout the converting processes for roll-length matching, cut-to-length delivery, image positioning, product give-away avoidance and eliminating customer complaints due to short delivery. PROTON’s InteliSENS SL/SLR mini series provides extensive benefits for the web industries with a typical return-on-investment achieved within a few weeks.

Posted November 14, 2016

Source: Proton Products International