Paper and converting manufacturers are challenged to meet high quality standards with a highly variable product. Moisture levels influence process efficiency, energy usage, waste management and quality, and measuring moisture ensures a usable product and reduces energy costs. Measuring coat weight, adhesive thickness or lacquer reduces costs associated with consumption and ensures uniform quality.
Near-Infrared (NIR) measurements provide an economical alternative to highly-regulated nuclear gauging. NIR analyzers are easy to install, calibrate and maintain, with extremely low cost of operation in comparison to other technologies such as ultrasound, microwave and time-of-flight. On-line measurement of coat weight and moisture speeds startup, reduces energy costs and scrap, and improves quality control while allowing for roll-to-roll or customer-run data archiving.
Process RF (Radio Frequency) analyzers use penetrating radio waves to determine the moisture content across a full sample thickness. Single point, array and hand-held analyzers provide a variety of sampling options from fully integrated in-process moisture profiling to at-line quality control. RF analyzers are widely used many industrial processes.
KPM Analytics provides instruments and support from initial scope and estimation of potential ROI to installation and integration of a measurement system with responsive support after the sale. Browse our NIR and RF product offering and learn more about ways to analyze moisture and other important constituents.