In our past blogs, we’ve written about the super versatility of our LaserSpeed Pro gauge in measuring the length and speed of moving products during production in applications such as metals and converting. But did you know that LaserSpeed Pro also rocks on building materials.
Measurement Challenges with Building Materials
Building material manufacturers produce products such as lumber and veneer, gypsum and cement board, asphalt shingles, organic roofing felt and other commercial materials. All of these products have a common problem when it comes to capturing accurate length and speed measurements: their surfaces are usually laden with debris, sometimes wet and slippery making it difficult for mechanical contact encoders to capture accurate length and speed readings.
Increasing the contact pressure of the encoder wheel can scar or damage the product making it unusable for customer ultimate delivery. Sending the wrong length or speed signal via a programmable logic controller (PLC) can trigger an inaccurate cut. The undesirable result is costly: product scrap, maintenance downtime and lower product quality.
That’s where our LaserSpeed Pro non-contact encoder comes in.
LaserSpeed Pro Provides Measurement Versatility for the Toughest Applications
Because the LaserSpeed Pro encoder does not contact the product, it works on virtually all surfaces regardless of shape, color or texture. This measurement versatility allows you to change very quickly from product to product without having to make time-consuming gauge adjustments. You get precise length and speed measurements for a range of tough applications. From continuous length…to speed control…to cut-to-length…and more, LaserSpeed Pro gives you the flexibility to succeed.
Reap the Rewards of High Accuracy
Instead of a measurement accuracy of 1 to 2% with the mechanical contact method, LaserSpeed Pro brings better than ±0.03% accuracy with 0.02% repeatability to your operation. This higher level of accuracy helps you reduce production scrap, improve product quality and take productivity to new heights. With LaserSpeed Pro, you realize a fast payback in savings.