Sustainable non-nuclear & non-radioactive measurements

Alternative for radioactive & nuclear gauges

Even more than other Marveloc technologies and machine-vision technologies, the use of M-Rays is an innovative alternative to applying conventional radioactive and nuclear measurement technologies. These conventional technologies require emission licenses since they typically use nuclear isotopes or high-voltage (>5kV) X-Ray tubes. They are not compatible with humans and the environment and governments therefore implement aggressive regulations or in some cases phase-out policies. Marveloc sensing technologies comprise of M-Ray (electro-magnetic), L-Ray (laser), C-Ray (capacitive) and U-Ray (ultrasound).

In the industry there are two common types of radiation based measurement concepts:

Sensors based on beta radiation

Beta radiation is emitted by a nuclear source, a radioactive isotope. The use of such a source requires specific licenses and is subject to taxation. There is also significant legislation to comply with when using radioactive sources – focusing on the safety of the users and their surrounding.

Sensors based on X-rays

X-ray sensors are a bit more sustainable than beta radiation, and they follow a sort of ‘on/off’ principle. When an X-ray system is switched off there is no radiation, making it a cleaner and safer alternative – however less accurate and providing a measurement output which significantly depends on the chemical compound being measured. X-ray technology is subject to a range of regulations and obligations.

No emission licenses required in most cases

M-Rays are replacing conventional radioactive & nuclear measuring systems
M-Ray technology

The proprietary M-Ray thickness and basis-weight measuring technology of Hammer-IMS does not consist of sensors based on beta radiation or X-rays. At the core of our sustainable M-Ray technology are advanced printed circuit boards. Based on the combined experience accumulated over several decades, our R&D division develops our electronic M-Ray measurement sensors 100% in house. Our patented M-Ray technology is sustainable as it uses electromagnetic millimeter waves which are invisible and totally harmless.

Lower TCO

As opposed to these typically unsustainable and high-TCO (total cost of ownership) technologies, the Marveloc and machine-vision technologies of Hammer-IMS require no emission licenses in most cases. Therefore, the deployment and lifetime usage of the sustainable Hammer-IMS solutions result in a lower TCO. M-Rays, for example, are comparable to the waves emitted by your cellphone, harmless.

International customer base

Hammer-IMS has been around for quite some years and has built up a customer base in various industries. Currently, the sustainable, turnkey Hammer-IMS systems are operating at international nonwoven producers, textile coaters, manufacturers of plastic sheets and films, paper machine cloth companies, and a range of other materials.