The non-nuclear M-Ray based solutions for thickness and grammage measurement has proven to be successful in textiles, nonwovens, plastics and other industries. In addition, Hammer-IMS is extending its Marveloc sensor family with digital U-Ray ultrasound sensors to drive more complete quality control experiences in a variety of applications across markets. By combining multiple Marveloc technologies, manufacturers can retrieve even more information from measurements taken with a single Hammer-IMS machine.
Electromagnetic fields (C-Rays) or electromagnetic waves (M-Rays) are unable to penetrate metallic or metallized objects. Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) is a non-destructive testing method used to inspect the thickness of metal, such as (coated) steel film. The U-Ray ultrasound sensors of Hammer-IMS are able to penetrate metal materials or materials with carbon layers or fibers, optimized for thinner materials.
Our U-Ray technology is all about ultrasonics. Electromagnetic fields (C-Rays) or electromagnetic waves (M-Rays) are unable to penetrate metallic or metallized objects. The digital ultrasound U-Ray sensor is developed by upgrading analogue ultrasound sensing with digital signal processing techniques (DSP) to enable ultrasound wave phase detection. The U-Ray sensor technology uses the same algorithms and calibration techniques as earlier introduced in our M-Rays technology, so we are able to provide you with stable measurement results. The concept is shown in the figure aside.
As it is able to measure through metallic materials, the U-Ray sensor excellently fits solutions for battery film applications, in which coated layer thicknesses should be measured on a metal substrate. The U-Rays are compatible with machines of the type Marveloc-CURTAIN, which ensure robust and intuitive quality control.