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Belgian medical devices supplier Orfit Industries opted for non-nuclear Hammer-IMS thickness measurement system

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Orfit Industries executes extrusion quality control of engineered thermoplastic sheets with inline Hammer-IMS measuring system.

The innovative thickness measuring system of Hammer-IMS is exactly what Orfit Industries in Antwerp needs for its high-temperature thermoplastic extrusion line. Medical specialists worldwide use Orfit’s thermoplastic sheets for orthotic and prosthetic purposes.

Orfit Industries executes extrusion quality control of engineered thermoplastic sheets with inline Hammer-IMS measuring system.

The innovative thickness measuring system of Hammer-IMS is exactly what Orfit Industries in Antwerp needs for its high-temperature thermoplastic extrusion line. Medical specialists worldwide use Orfit’s thermoplastic sheets for orthotic and prosthetic purposes.

Bram Moons-Baitel, Orfit plant manager: “The non-nuclear M-Ray technology of Hammer-IMS perfectly deals with any sheet color, transparency level or thickness value, unlike the laser-based solution used previously. The inline multi-sensor system delivered by Hammer-IMS scans across the entire sheet width for maximum coverage of the thermoplastic material, which is still around 100 degrees Celsius or more. It is important to robustly measure directly on the hot, freshly extruded material without touching it. Hammer-IMS enables Orfit to respond and adjust the process much faster to keep material thickness steady and avoid wasting tons of high-grade thermoplastic material.”

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