"The Limburg company Hammer-IMS, specialized in the development and production of innovative quality control systems, opens a branch in the United States".
Read the full article from Het Belang Van Limburg here: https://www.hbvl.be/cnt/dmf20230926_95417102
"Hammer-IMS is venturing into the United States and nothing is left to chance when starting up the new office. The US has the potential to become an important market" (Guido Cloostermans, Made in Limburg, September 2023).
Read the full article from Made in Limburg here: https://lnkd.in/eWvkfzgp
Sincere thanks to Guido Cloostermans and Made in Limburg for the press coverage on this exciting development.
From September 18th to 22nd, Hammer-IMS joins a select consortium of companies in the REC-N-COMP Singapore, an initiative co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Commission to explore exciting business prospects within the realm of sustainable composites. Our mission? To market our sustainable industrial measuring and inspection systems in that region.
Our appreciation goes out to Flanders Make, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) for making this project possible.
Spartanburg, SC - Press release for September 15, 2023 -
Hammer-IMS, an innovative force in the field of contactless measuring and vision systems for industrial applications, celebrates a momentous occasion - the official grand opening of its offices in Spartanburg County, SC. The event, which took place on Wednesday September 13th marked a significant milestone in the company's journey towards providing cutting-edge solutions to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. Hammer-IMS, originally a Belgian tech-start-up company, founded in 2016, has now officially crossed the Atlantic Ocean and is currently in search for people to start-up its American team.
Save the date: The Grand Opening of Hammer-IMS Inc. will take place next week, on September 13th starting at 3:45 pm.
Did you know that Hammer-IMS is expanding to America?
Mark your calendars for September 13th and stay updated on more details on our Grand Opening.
At Hammer-IMS, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to VLAIO - Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship for their unwavering support throughout the years, which has paved the way for our remarkable success story. Their invaluable assistance has been vital in driving innovation, fostering international growth, and fueling our commitment to a greener future.
Hammer-IMS is proud to showcase its Marveloc-CURTAIN-MINI at the 13th European Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC 2023) with a combination of U-Ray and L-Ray sensors that together perform thickness and basis weight measurements of battery film electrode coating and cell calendering stages.
To acknowledge the efforts of our great interns, we wanted to give them something special. Today, we take a moment to express our appreciation for our interns Dries and Bram, who have recently concluded their internships at Hammer-IMS.
We wanted to take a moment to celebrate our long-time partner and supplier, Beckhoff, by sharing a crate of our belgian brewed beer!
Hammer-IMS, an industry-leading innovator in quality control solutions, showcases groundbreaking inline quality control dual scanning system at the Heimbach Group's largest plant for paper machine clothing in Duren, Germany. This state-of-the-art scanning system is set to revolutionize the needle-punched nonwoven industry, ensuring unparalleled production line efficiency, consistent product quality, and operator safety.
Hammer-IMS is thrilled to announce its new operations in Spartanburg County, USA, as it expands its global presence. The company has established itself at the Spark Center SC's soft-landing space, marking a significant milestone in its growth and international expansion.
Discover the accuracy and precision of Hammer-IMS' 2D Scanner Demo Machine and its exceptional performance at various industry fairs. Visitors at ITMA Milan 2023 were able to experience firsthand the cutting-edge technology that has revolutionized quality control processes across multiple sectors. The revolutionary 2D-scanner is designed for unparalleled 100% inspection and measurement of basis-weights.
Exciting news from ITMA Milan 2023! We had the pleasure of hosting Dirk Torfs, CEO of Flanders Make, at our Hammer-IMS booth.
Flemish companies play a crucial role in the textile and nonwoven industry, and we are proud to be a part of this vibrant community. Flanders Make sets a remarkable example of innovation and excellence in our field.
A big thank you to Dirk Torfs for taking the time to visit us.
Our esteemed partner Bejimac, daughter company of Vandewiele nv, is currently showing our cutting-edge measuring systems for coating grammage improvement in finishing lines for woven, tufted and needle-punched carpets.
Hammer-IMS dedicatedly integrates its non-nuclear technology for measuring coating grammage into Vandewiele-Bejimac finishing lines. Thanks to the real-time measurement and automatic system adaptation of these smart systems, carpet manufacturers maintain highest product quality while reducing the usage and scrap of expensive latex material.
Don't miss the chance to explore our cutting-edge technology at ITMA 2023; be sure to visit Vandewiele and Bejimac's booths. Big thanks to Jean-Loïc Paulus, Managing Director at Bejimac.
We're thrilled to announce our presence at ITMA 2023, the world's largest textile machinery exhibition, happening right here in Milan.
As a leading innovator in measurement solutions for the textile industry, we're eager to showcase our latest cutting-edge technologies and engage with industry professionals.
Join us at Booth H10-A209! See you at ITMA.
It brings us great joy to see our joined project with Groz-Beckert featured in their newsletter. Would you also like to be able to benefit from Hammer's unique online measuring solution? Visit us at ITMA 2023.
Bilateral international agreement signed for coating grammage improvement in finishing lines for woven, tufted and needle-punched carpets and artificial grass.
Vandewiele's daughter company Bejimac, specialist in textile finishing machines, established a structural collaboration with Hammer-IMS on quality control of latex coating. This agreement fits in the shared vision of Vandewiele, Bejimac and Hammer-IMS to digitalize the finishing lines for carpets in which accurate, adaptive measurement plays an essential role. Hammer-IMS dedicatedly integrates its non-nuclear technology for measuring coating grammage into Vandewiele-Bejimac finishing lines. Thanks to the real-time measurement and automatic system adaptation of these smart systems, carpet manufacturers maintain highest product quality while reducing the usage and scrap of expensive latex material. The collaboration agreement stipulates that Vandewiele sells and distributes its Hammer-IMS enabled finishing lines. This resellership covers the entire world, except EU, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.
Discover the future of quality control in textiles at ITMA 2023 with Hammer-IMS. Our advanced measurement systems, including the revolutionary Hammer-IMS M-Ray technology, offer unparalleled accuracy and speed. Join us to explore limitless possibilities, connect with industry experts, and forge valuable partnerships. Unlock excellence, efficiency, and sustainability in your textile manufacturing processes with Hammer-IMS's systems. See you at ITMA 2023!
Fruitful collaboration with metalworking company in Hasselt results in robust and accurate mechanical structures with sleek yellow finishing for a worldwide export market
This week our colleagues will be present at the leading non-woven exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland which takes place from the 18th until the 21th of April 2023.
They have the chance to meet existing customers, suppliers and new prospectives in real life, the perfect chance to showcase our quality measurement systems that appeal to a variety of industries like automotive, packaging, hygiene and medicine, and many more.
Minister-President of the Flemish Government Jan Jambon was very interested in what our colleague Tom Soeffers had to say about our latest developments.
We are expecting you at our booth at Index. So contact us for your free customer voucher!
You can find us in Hall 1 - Booth 1480. We are looking forward to meet you!
Hammer-IMS installed an inline multi-sensor quality control machine at Toiltech in France. Toiltech is specialized in manufacturing technical and industrial textiles. The project has been set up in collaboration with Erhardt+Leimer France, which represents Hammer-IMS in France.
Abriso-Jiffy is a pioneer in producing in an environmentally friendly way with an inline quality control system from Hammer-IMS.
Read their Testimonial here
Maarten De Groof, Tom Soeffers and Jordi Veraghtert came on-board last year. Their recruitments fit in the development and production scale up of Hammer-IMS. All three of them previously executed an internship as part of their technical bachelor education program.
Whether in France, in the Austrian Alps, at home in the backyard, or around the Christmas tree... Our colleagues, directors and trainees were rewarded with our original Hammer-IMS beer last year 2022, and subsequently made some nice-looking video shots. Here is the result... Aiming for a glass of 'Hammer Beer' in the year 2023? In 2023 we will grow the size of our team, so you might be around for some... Keep an eye on our job page https://www.hammer-ims.com/jobs. Happy 2023!
Read our interesting article about In-line measurement of Insulation panels in the January edition of the Global Gypsum Magazine by our Technical Manager Tom Redant.
Join us from 19 to 26 October at the K-Show 2022 - Hall 11/H75
Hammer-IMS - "One stop-shop Quality & Process control"
ThermHex Waben is using a non-nuclear and non-radioactive quality control machine of Hammer-IMS. The three-sensor inline scanning system measures the grammage of thermoplastic composite honeycomb panels and polypropylene honeycomb cores. In addition, the system with high measurement gap automatically adjusts the production's extrusion die to compensate for grammage variations. The innovative Hammer-IMS machine controls the production process better and eliminates human-related errors in the products of ThermHex Waben.
Of course ... we are always moving with our new technology. But this time we are moving our HQ offices!
As of January 2022, Max Bertram joined Hammer-IMS as sales & business developer. It looks like Max thinks internationally and has experienced different cultures. Here is a brief Q&A to get to know Max a little bit better.
In the coming Fall and Winter months, Hammer-IMS will exhibit and/or participate in four events across Europe: Hofer Vliesstofftage in Hof (D), International Textile Coating & Lamination Congress in Ghent (B), K-Messe in Düsseldorf, and Global Insulation Conference & Exhibition in Estoril (P). Hammer-IMS will show a number of quality control solutions integrating plenty of innovations that provide instant feedback to manage and optimize your in-line production.
Hammer-IMS makes progress in machine vision and artificial intelligence as an additional eye in quality control of textiles, plastics and other inline produced products. Recently, Hammer-IMS engineers, in collaboration with the PXL Electronics and ICT campus in Hasselt (Toon Sterckx), developed camera-assisted defect detection based on machine learning. This feature will be a key part in the newest generation of Hammer-IMS’s Edge-Vision-4.0-CURTAIN products. The feature distinguishes defects and classifies these into multiple defect categories. The robust AI-based feature for inline quality control will soon be available, delivering state-of-the-art visual inspection.
After INDEX in Geneva last November, Hammer-IMS resumed its exhibition tour across Germany in Winter & Spring 2022. Many people came and visited us to watch one of our non-nuclear inline thickness and basis weight measuring systems in action! For example, the sleek and slim C-frame based system proves to be ideal for quality control of foils and films as well as coatings, paper, fabrics, textiles and nonwovens.
The two-head M-Ray measuring system of Hammer-IMS ensures continuous grammage monitoring. In line with its sustainable corporate policy, Vetex is moving away from a radioactive source to a more sustainable technology. This installation is the result of a constructive collaboration between Le Clair & Meert, Vetex and Hammer-IMS.
We happily returned from the international INDEX Nonwovens expo in Geneva, Switzerland. After exhibiting in China last June, we demonstrated our sustainable measuring and machine vision solutions. Visitors watched various demos that nicely illustrate our one-stop-shop for safeguarding qualitative manufacturing. It was great to see some of you again in person and discuss your specific quality control applications
'Hammer-IMS Internship Fellow'-oorkonde voor pas afgestudeerde studenten zet nieuwe toon op Vlaamse arbeidsmarkt. Wanneer Hammer-IMS in 2016 neerstreek op de Corda technologiecampus in Hasselt, hadden oprichters Noël Deferm en Tom Redant geen vermoeden dat ze 5 jaar later maandelijks een grote gele machine zouden verschepen naar alle uithoeken van de wereld. “Onze felgele kleur is ons handelsmerk”, luidt het bij Hammer-IMS. “De voorbije jaren hebben we ons bedrijf zien evolueren van het ontwikkelen van één technische component naar complete volwaardige machines. Grote internationale textiel- en kunststofgroepen bekijken onze producten met argusogen en verkiezen onze machines vaak boven die van Duitse gevestigde bedrijven. Onze cocktail van technologische passie en met beide voeten in de markt staan is essentieel om een markt binnen te dringen en ons aandeel hierin te vergroten. We willen dit graag overbrengen aan nieuwe jonge professionals.”
Watch our latest dual scanning system, which serves as an inline project for PMC felts at Heimbach Group (Olten, Switzerland). The automated M-Ray based system for grammage quality control eliminates radioactive sources at what the customer calls the pre-needle loom. We collaborated with Vansichen Linear Technology to fit a nearly 9 meters long steel linear module into a very limited inclined space envelope.
A few months ago Joost Poelmans joined the Hammer-IMS team as R&D engineer. Say hello to Joost who studied engineering and collaborates on pushing the non-nuclear M-Ray weight and thickness measuring technology. He also introduces intelligent machine vision to further increase the quality control experience for plastic, textile and nonwoven manufacturers.
For the first time, Hammer-IMS exhibits on the ITMA ASIA expo in Shanghai, China. This milestone event is China's most important textile event. "We are here to further extend our geographical reach and explore the huge Chinese market," says Tom Redant, CTO of Hammer-IMS. "We were able to scale geographically thanks to our non-nuclear M-Ray based systems for thickness and grammage measurement. Just recently, Hammer-IMS was awarded the VOKA Limburg export prize in Belgium. “We were able to scale geographically thanks to our non-nuclear M-Ray based systems for thickness and grammage measurement."
Read and watch the testimonial of one of our latest student interns. Are you a maker? apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the last months we have been working on enhancing our products with advanced machine-vision techniques and abilities for remote control by means of an own Android-app. Check out the videos.
We are offering machine-vision solutions nowadays for the markets of textiles, nonwovens and plastics!
We apply 4k-camera technology for detection of anomalies and patterns in inline production environments. Check-out our website www.hammer-ims.com on our Edge-Vision-4.0 product line. Edge-Vision-4.0 is an additional eye to your product quality. It can be combined with our Marveloc technology for thickness and weight measuring to realize a full-blown quality-monitoring solution.
VOKA Limburg, a provincial section of the Flemish network of companies, awarded Hammer-IMS the 'Young Export Potential' prize. Hammer-IMS wins the prize in the category of promising companies, which resolutely opt for export to drive business growth.
Here's the OEM module of Hammer-IMS, ready to integrate into a variety of applications. It contains a 'millimeter wave' based sensor for material characterization as well as for distance measurements, vibration analysis and general detection cases. The compact module is packaged as a rugged, stainless steel box. It's rock solid and water resistant in order to operate on a 24/7 basis and to withstand harsh industrial environments. The OEM module comes with embedded software and API description for easy integration.
Aan het thema ‘ondernemen’ wordt binnen de Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen van KU Leuven veel aandacht besteed. Een voorbeeld hiervan is het spin-off bedrijf Hammer-IMS, die de kennis van mm-waveschakelingen op industriële applicaties toepast. De krachtige multisensor-systemen geven fabrikanten van fabrics, plastics en nonwovens een heldere kijk op de kwaliteit van hun product. Deze innovatieve oplossingen vormen een alternatief voor bestaande nucleaire en radioactieve systemen in de markt.
This month three students, Tibo Meynckens, Stef Lenaerts and Yannick Geukens, finished their internships with us at Hammer-IMS.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, most international expos of 2020 are canceled or postponed. Therefore, we are setting up a new lineup of events for 2021 to be able to meet you in person and discuss your specific QC applications.
Our disruptive M-Ray technology is pure electronic by nature. This means that our non-nuclear measuring solutions are harmless for people and the environment. Completely safe for operators...