Delivering a breakthrough in automotive coating thickness measurement technology−in real-time.
SpecMetrix® ROI technology brings unprecedented nanometric precision to the measurement of paint layers and coating thickness in the automotive industry.
Quality control during spray painting processes in automobile production is becoming increasingly important. Corrosion protection coatings (e-coat) and primer coatings are widely used in the automobile industry, along with base coats, sealants, adhesives, and other clear coats and finishes. The real-time actionable data from precise layer thickness application and improved process control can become an important quality and cost-savings factor for production and finishing lines. Advanced non-destructive measurement methods are becoming crucial for QA as well as for spray and paint process control in a growing number of global industries. Web-based products such as films and foils used for various automotive applications also benefit greatly from the versatility and flexibility of SpecMetrix in-line measurement systems.
After transitioning to patented and exclusive SpecMetrix coating measurement systems, plant process control teams can expect reduced coating-related costs with improved product coating quality and application consistency. Progressive global auto industry manufacturers can also benefit from waste and man-hour reductions for QA testing, once more-accurate coating measurement data is delivered to their production and finishing process.
Our expanding line of coating thickness measurement solutions are intrinsically safe for use in any coating environment and offer a more precise, non-contact, and real-time means to measure protective, functional, and decorative automobile coatings, including:
- Base coat
- Clear coat
- Film layers and applied coatings
- Dry film lubes
- Other performance coatings
SpecMetrix in-process or off-line lab systems are the most flexible, effective, and user-friendly non-contact coating thickness measurement solutions available to the automotive industry today. SpecMetrix systems can be readily integrated onto robotic spray tools to measure either wet or dry coatings immediately following application. The unique ability to measure each wet coating or layer immediately after it is applied provides automotive coated product manufacturers better control at the specific point of application, instead of waiting for post-production coating thickness checks after all of the layers are already applied.
If your current process or finishing lines are still relying on a final post-production check or any calculation-based modeling method, SpecMetrix systems can now offer plant teams a new means to evaluate the positive impacts of actual real-time coating thickness data on your process control and end-product quality.
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