Schenk Vision Launches EasyMeasure Web Monitoring Option

Woodbury, Minn.-based Schenk Vision LLC, a provider of automated surface inspection systems and
industrial measurement technology, now offers EasyMeasure. Developed for nonwovens applications,
the solution, a new method of monitoring web process parameters, provides an alternative to
mechanical scanning of gauges. According to the company, EasyMeasure provides data points at a very
high spatial measurement density with 100-percent monitoring coverage, compared to mechanical
scanning systems that only monitor the typical “Z” pattern. The system uses a light source and
charge-coupled device (CCD) line scan cameras to provide a purely optical measurement.

EasyMeasure can be used in conjunction with Schenk’s EasyInspect 100-percent automated defect
inspection system to provide a single solution for both gauging and defect detection. According to
Schenk, the modules can be smoothly integrated into each other and can share hardware including CCD
cameras. The company also reports the systems reduce raw material usage and costs for

April 13, 2010