Metal Coils

The next generation of coating thickness measurement capabilities for coated coils.

SpecMetrix® Prime and EXR technologies provide unprecedented absolute coating thickness measurement in virtually any lab environment or directly in-process on global coil coating lines. Our breakthrough non-contact DFT measurement systems set a new standard for non-destructive, real-time paint thickness and coat weight measurements for primers as well as thicker and highly pigmented coil coatings.

SpecMetrix EXR Coating Measurement Systems accurately measure the broadest range of coil top coats including polyester, silicon modified polyester, epoxy, textured, metalized and Kynar/PVDF/Fluropon coatings. These high-speed systems take up to 150 measurements per second and provide a traceable quality certification for each sample, production run or coated coil.

Our flexible system configurations provide real-time data on wet or dry applied coil coatings and integrate easily to diverse coil plant control systems, while providing precise absolute thickness data via our intuitive touch-screen interface. Thickness data can be readily exported to all host data acquisition and corporate SPC systems for subsequent data analysis.

The expanding line of SpecMetrix coil coating systems measure coatings over a wide range of substrates including aluminum, steel, tinplate, galvalume and over any print, laminate or paint color on the actual coil instead of an application roller.

These impactful measurement solutions can help your plant streamline set-up, changeover and coating inspection times as measurement calibration is not necessary for individual paint colors. After transitioning to SpecMetrix coating measurement systems, coil plants have reduced related manhours and coating costs while also immediately improving quality and coating process control. Typical reductions in coating usage exceed 10% by minimizing over-application and measuring within seconds of coating application. Continuous in-line monitoring additionally delivers significant environmental benefits including reductions in scrap material, solvent usage and energy consumption.

 

Precisely measures all types of clear and pigmented coil coatings:

  • Primers
  • Base coats
  • Top coats
  • Lacquers
  • Back coats
  • Laminates
  • Clear Coats
  • Selected pre-treatments

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Wide range of use: QA and production applications

  • QA labs and sample testing
  • Technical and R&D centers
  • Pilot lines
  • Coating supplier technical centers
  • QA and claim review analysis
  • Incoming coil inspection
  • Coating and print lines
  • Coil and component suppliers
  • In-process coating measurements
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