Hammer-IMS nv is a high-tech machine builder providing solutions and sensors in the field of industrial quality control. The company is based in Herk-de-Stad, Belgium. Hammer-IMS supplies contactless measurement systems for measuring thickness, basis-weight and anomalies of flat structures in production lines, based on the disruptive technology of Hammer-IMS's M-Rays. This technology combines millimeter waves (=high-frequency electromagnetic waves) with innovative algorithms to a powerful alternative for today’s nuclear and radioactive measuring equipment. Thus, Hammer-IMS's solutions are clean and human- and environmental-friendly! Hammer-IMS has an international customer base in the fields of textile coating (calender and knife), non-woven production, wall coverings, plastics sheet production... M-Ray measurements are favorable in situations where conventional technologies such as optical technologies, nuclear or radioactive radiation, ultrasound waves, inductive or capacitive measurement systems fail, are undesirable or provide an unreliable output. The modular and robust Hammer-IMS systems offer up to micrometer/gram level precicions on industrial in-line production machines. Obtaining a high stand-off distance and the ability to integrate more than one measurement head in a single installation are a few of the many advantages of the technology. The technology of the company is the result of years of industrial-focused research at the ESAT - MICAS laboratories of KU Leuven University Belgium.