Inline Plastics Reflectance Measurement

Color is becoming increasingly more important in the plastics industry. In both the automotive and furniture industry, tolerances continue to get tighter. An Inline system helps to stay on target and to shorten transmission times. Operators can react to color changes and increase the quality of the product.

Inline plastics systems can measure:

  • Color (even as infinite layer)
  • Opacity
  • Whiteness and brightness
  • Yellowness

The color sensor is mounted above the web with a distance of 10 mm. This ensures a non-contact but exact color measurement.

A customized measurement frame (EFX) will place the instrument above the web. This frame will automatically lift the instrument off the web, if there is no material. This makes it easier to feed the new material.

The ES15Win and ES18Win software control the instrument and display the measurements as a trend diagram.