E.S.C. Resources, Inc. Isotope Non-Contact Strip Thickness Gauges and Measuring Systems for the Metals Industry. Scanning Systems and SPC Data Logging. Isotope Non-Contact Coating Weight Gauges and Measuring Systems for Zinc, Tin & Galvanize.  

Thickness Gauge

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Thickness Gauges
TGS-9000

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Introduction - The E.S.C. Resources TGS-9000 non-contact thickness gauges provide fast and reliable on line thickness measurements and SPC reporting for strip and sheet material. The direct benefits provided by this measurement are documented compliance with quality specifications, improved process control and a reduction in scrap. The standard system provides disk storage for the SPC information to eliminate the need to maintain large files of printer paper for long term record keeping purposes.

Principal of Operation - This gauge uses the scientific principle that matter will absorb  a low power radiation beam in proportion to it's composition and thickness. As the material passes between the X-Ray source and detector, variations in thickness cause measurable variations in the amount of x-ray reaching the detector head. The gauge is calibrated based on these variations, and provides a continuous, high speed, non-contact, accurate and reliable measurement of thickness.

System Display - in it's normal mode of operation, the 17" full color monitor displays actual thickness, deviation, upper and lower tolerance limits, shutter status, coil footage, and a graphic display of thickness for the complete coil. The thickness display changes from green to red if the thickness goes out of tolerance. Additional display screens are provided for operator setup, I/O status, and trouble shooting diagnostics.

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Features

bulletEasy Installation - no requirements for air or water. "C" frames typically mount on two pedestals and require a minimum of cabling.
bulletAccuracy - state of the art high speed electronics and logarithmic linearization performed by the software assures highly accurate measurements of various materials while minimizing the hardware requirements. A 4" ion chamber is used in the detector head, resulting in a surface area 77% greater than the gauges with 3" chambers. This translates to more accurate and stable thickness measurements.
bulletReliability - this system uses a modern personal computer, providing a software based system that reduces the requirement for peripheral hardware. This arrangement provides a very reliable "platform" for thickness measurement and SPC reporting.
bulletI/O Capabilities - hardware is provided to enable communication with a host computer or process control unit.
bulletAutomatic Standardization - this provides a fast, accurate standardization cycle. Up to 10 calibration curves are available to permit measurement of a wide variety of material types.
bulletDiagnostics - system faults are stored and displayed on demand. A description of the fault and possible corrective action is also displayed.
bulletUpgradeable - this system is software based, which enables future upgrades to be performed in the field, via software changes by the customer.
bulletDual Beam Systems - enable the measurement of a wider variety of products.
bulletAutomatic Alloy Compensation - the system automatically calculates the curve compensation for different alloys.

 

Engineering Set-Up Page

This page is used to customize the system and to test all inputs and outputs.

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Engineering Test Page

Oscilloscope display can be used to monitor analog inputs and detector head input.

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Dynamic On-Line Help

On Line Help Pop-up windows provides information on function or parameter.

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SPC Reports

bulletThickness Deviation Plot - presents a graphic representation of strip thickness over the coil length, in a strip chart fashion. Also indicates location of out of tolerance material.
bulletCoil Report - presents a histogram of thickness distribution, footage, average thickness, UCL, LCL, X Double Bar, R Bar and CPK. Up to three different reports can be developed for each coil.
bulletShift Summary Report - presents a shift summary of production.

Note: No optional equipment is required for disk storage of the Coil Report and the Shift Summary Report. In addition, both of these reports are customer formattable on site.

 

Coil Report

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Options

bulletManual "C" Frame - operator manually positions "C" frame on sheet.
bulletElectric "C" Frame - an electric drive motor allows the operator to position the "C" frame from the operator's station.
bulletScanning "C" Frame - an electric drive configuration equipped with additional logic and control circuits to enable the gauge to automatically scan from one edge of the strip to the other.
bulletOther Options - other options are available depending on your specific needs.

 

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Specifications

Range: Steel: 0.000 - 0.250"
Copper, Brass & Nickel: 0.000 - 0.200"
Aluminum: 0.000 - 0.500"
Air Gap: 2 - 8" (6" normal)
Response Time: 10 - 999 milliseconds (software selectable)
Calibration Accuracy: +/- 0.20% or 90u"(2.3um) over 0 - 0.200"
Radiation Source: Am241: 1 or 2 Curies
Sr90: 100 mCi
Radiation Detector: Ion Chamber: 4" diameter - 4 ATM

 

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Thickness Gauge Brochure

Download a Printable Thickness Gauge Brochure in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format:
Thickness Gauge Brochure: TG-9000

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Information Request Form

To request additional information on the E.S.C. Resources TGS-9000 Thickness Gauge please click here: Information Request Form.

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E.S.C. Resources, Inc. Isotope Non-Contact Strip Thickness Gauges and Measuring Systems for the Metals Industry. Scanning Systems and SPC Data Logging. Isotope Non-Contact Coating Weight Gauges and Measuring Systems for Zinc, Tin & Galvanize.