On-line web gauging systems for the nonwovens industry
For more than 75 years, Mahlo has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automatic straightening systems and measuring and control systems. At IDEA, which will take place in Miami from 29 to 31 March 2022, Mahlo will present solutions for the nonwovens industry for online measurement of basis weight, thickness, moisture, density and width. Visitors can convince themselves of the innovative systems by talking to the experts from Mahlo America at booth 3310.
Alan Lavore, Managing Director of Mahlo America Inc., and Area Sales Manager David Jillson are ready to answer all questions on the subject of quality control for nonwoven products. The centrepiece around which almost everything revolves at the Mahlo stand is the quality measuring system Qualiscan QMS-12. “The tool measures parameters such as basis weight, thickness and moisture across the entire width of the fabric,” explains Lavore. For this, up to five sensors traverse on robustly constructed measuring frames, continuously collect data and pass it on to the interfaces. Radioactive sources are used as well as infrared, laser, microwave and air permeability sensors. For thermo-bonded nonwovens, the high temperature sensor Thermosense HP270 is a decisive factor for optimal process control. Thanks to the wide portfolio of sensors and measuring frames, Mahlo offers tailor-made solutions for almost all requirements.
Mahlo systems also meet customers’ demands for increased connectivity of their machines. “Our systems generate data that the customer can use immediately to control goods on-line. In addition, these values are kept in our new data management system and can be retrieved at any time to optimise processes and minimise weak points in the sequence,” says Lavore.
The experienced experts explain on site which solution ultimately fits the customer’s application exactly. This is how production processes can be effectively improved.