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...