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Mahlo’s new tech at Convertech

Jan 16, 2019
Mahlo’s new tech at Convertech

Mahlo and its agency Toyo Machinery will participate in the Converting Technology Exhibition (Convertech), to be held from January 30 to February 1, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan, in booth 3L-14, in East Hall 3. Mahlo is a manufacturer of measuring, control, and automation systems for the textile and finishing industry and the coating, film, and paper sector.

In order to monitor and control web-type products even better, Mahlo has expanded its already broad portfolio of high performance sensors for its quality control system Qualiscan QMS. Mahlo’s clients can benefit from additional options, with which parameters such as coating thickness, basis weight and moisture can be determined. Those products are mainly put to use in the automotive sector and with technical textiles. At Convertech, the experienced trade show team focuses on the complete application range of coating and converting, including non-woven, textiles, plastic films, and papers, the company said in a media statement.

Visitors will have the chance to examine the Mahlo sensors Infrascope NIR as well as the sensor Optoscope WLI in detail. The first mentioned measures the absorption of infrared energy and can identify basis weight and moisture at the same time. Due to its very high spectral resolution, the sensors can distinguish between components with similar IR absorption. That allows the highly selective measuring of a specific component or coat without affecting other components.

With especially thin coats, where other systems reach their limits, the Optoscope WLI is used. With the help of white-light interference phenomenon, the sensor is able to measure varnish coats down to a thickness of 0.4 µm. The Optoscope WLI is able to determine even extremely thin coats in the nm range indirectly with aqueous or solvent-based applications on film, depending on the solids content. The sensor’s continuous development guarantees exact measurement results.