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.
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 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.
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.
Fruitful collaboration with metalworking company in Hasselt results in robust and accurate mechanical structures with sleek yellow finishing for a worldwide export market
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.
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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.
'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.”
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."
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.
DILO - a leading German producer of fully-integrated nonwoven production lines - will showcase a system of Hammer-IMS on ITMA 2019.
Every now and then, we give the word to one of our colleagues at Hammer-IMS. Today, Nele Reynders, Senior R&D Engineer, comments on the latest in measuring machine construction and measurement system integration.
We are happy to be featured in the Belgian Trends magazine. The article highlights our radar technology, which is a clean alternative for nuclear and radioactive measuring systems. Our M-Ray measuring solutions measure the basis-weight of nonwovens, fabrics, etc. and the thickness of plastics sheets and films. The solutions even support inline coating weight measurement of opaque materials, where X-Ray systems may fail.
Click here to check out the Hammer-IMS article in Trends magazine (Dutch language):
Last month, Bart Goossens took on the role of senior R&D engineer. Building on experience with Option, Barco and Philips, he brings valuable engineering skills on hardware and software levels. Bart will contribute in optimizing the industrialization for the full range of innovative Hammer-IMS systems.
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The industry-leading German magazine C2 featured the application story of Hammer-IMS successfully contributing to the production quality at ANL Plastics. The international producer of thermoformed plastic packaging – uses a Marveloc-CURTAIN measurement system from Hammer-IMS in its production facilities in Wellen, Belgium. The system contains four M-Ray sensors, continuously measuring the plastic thickness on an ANL Plastics production machine. ANL Plastics experiences the technology of Hammer-IMS as fast, robust, secure, ecologic and easy-to-install. Stefan Tielen, CEO ANL Plastics: "The disruptive technology of Hammer-IMS fits our strategy to play a leading role in downscaling the widespread use of X-ray and nuclear measuring systems in our sector.
The Hofer Vliesstofftage (8 - 9 November 2017) is the main event for technical innovations in the nonwoven industry.
ANL Plastics – an internationally renowned producer of thermoformed plastic packaging – is now using equipment from Hammer-IMS in its production facilities in Wellen, Belgium. Hammer-IMS, a joint start-up from KU Leuven University Belgium and LRM Belgium, recently delivered its Marveloc-CURTAIN measurement system to the packaging producer. The system contains four M-Ray sensors, continuously measuring the plastic thickness on an ANL Plastics production machine. ANL Plastics experiences the technology of Hammer-IMS as fast, robust, secure, ecologic and easy-to-install. The technology is considered as a potential game-changer for the plastic packaging market, since Hammer-IMS products do not use nuclear energy.
Last month, Hammer-IMS presented itself in C-mine where policy makers from Limburg province discussed with University Leuven the entanglement of Limburg and Leuven on the level of innovation.
Check out the integrated multi-head solutions for thickness and basis-weight measurements of Hammer-IMS. These M-Ray based inline measuring solutions combine Marveloc 602 measurement equipment and CURTAIN mechanical frame technology. The solutions perform thickness or basis-weight measurements on nearly any non-metallic material, without all disadvantages of nuclear or radioactive.
The next major event where Hammer-IMS will exhibit is the INDEX trade show in Geneva, Switzerland. Come to this leading nonwovens exhibition, and check out our M-Ray based inline measuring products.
Following the launch of its turnkey CURTAIN multi-head measuring solution at K-Messe, Hammer-IMS is now introducing RETEC Instruments as its distributor in Belgium. The thickness and weight measurements of Hammer-IMS are complementary to the measuring instruments supplied by RETEC Instruments to numerous production plants in Belgium. Existing and new customers of RETEC Instruments will benefit from the collaboration by being able to take advantage of the electronic ‘M-Rays’ solutions of Hammer-IMS to replace existing nuclear or radioactive measurement systems. The new technology will be of particular interest to the plastics and paper industries, as well as for a number of construction applications (e.g. insulation, gyproc sheeting), areas in which both companies have an active presence.
Only eight months after its incorporation and investment capital round, Hammer-IMS exhibits on K-Messe, the world’s premier plastics industry trade fair in Düsseldorf. At this occasion, Hammer-IMS of Flanders demonstrates its new turnkey CURTAIN multi-head solution for measuring thickness and weight in production lines. Co-founders Noël Deferm and Tom Redant of the KU Leuven spin-off company developed a complete portfolio of revolutionary measuring solutions based on ‘M-Rays’ – electromagnetic millimeter waves. The turnkey systems have been performing trial runs at international paper producers and manufacturers of plastic sheets and films, composites and many other materials. Hammer-IMS offers a secure, ecologic and easy-to-install alternative for today’s nuclear measuring equipment. Come and watch the Hammer-IMS system in action on K-Messe – Hall 11 Booth E64.
With the K-Messe coming up, it’s great to see Hammer-IMS being featured full-page in the September issue of EPPM magazine. An elegant way to introduce Hammer-IMS and its enabling measuring solutions to plastic processors in Europe and beyond.
Schauen Sie sich das deutschsprachigen Video (des belgischen FernsehsendersKanaal Z) über Millimeterwellen gebasierte neue Systeme für das Messen der Dicke und des Gewichts von nichtmetallischen Materialien auf laufenden Produktionsstraßen.
Nele Reynders joins Hammer-IMS as senior R&D engineer. We interviewed Nele to give her a proper introduction.
Hammer-IMS is a Belgian high-tech company in the field of industrial sensing. Hammer-IMS supplies highly accurate and contactless measurement systems based on the disruptive technology of millimeter waves. Hammer-IMS is now setting up partnerships with resellers in order to support its international expansion.
(English language) The ambitions of the two engineers-entrepreneurs Noël Deferm and Tom Redant of start-up Hammer-IMS are (rightly) big: '"We want to make our non-nuclear millimeter waves based technology the golden standard in our application domains. The market is ready, because "Europe discourages the use of today's nuclear measuring equipment".
(Dutch language) De ambities van de twee ingenieur-ondernemers Noël Deferm en Tom Redant van start-up Hammer-IMS zijn (terecht) groot: "We willen onze niet-nucleaire millimetergolventechnologie laten evolueren naar de meetstandaard in onze toepassingsgebieden." De markt achten ze rijp, want "Europa stimuleert juridisch de afbouw nucleaire meetsystemen".
Hammer-IMS is a new spin-off from the internationally renowned research laboratory ESAT - MICAS of KU Leuven, and starts off with a capital injection of € 800.000. The investors are Gemma Frisius Fonds KU Leuven and Limburgse Investerings maatschappij (LRM). Both investment institutions gained years of experience in supporting high tech start-ups. After 8 years of research in the university, general manager Noël Deferm and technical & product manager Tom Redant started their company Hammer-IMS. Based on millimeter waves, Deferm and Redant developed new systems voor measuring thickness and weight in production lines. Their revolutionary measuring solutions are performing trial runs at international paper producers and manufacturers of plastic sheets and foils, composites, textile, glass wool and other materials. Hammer-IMS offers a powerful alternative for today’s nuclear measuring equipment, of which the usage is discouraged by the government. In short: performant industrial measuring solutions that are secure, ecologic and easy to install.