Sensory Analytics Awarded European Patent for Coating Thickness Measurement

Sensory Analytics, the fast-growing supplier of highly precise and award-winning SpecMetrix® coating thickness and film layer measurement systems, announced the issuance of the Company’s latest patent, European Patent No. 2972070. This new patent covers methods and systems for the in-process thickness measurement of thinner coatings or layers on various substrates. The patent extends the Company’s current intellectual property portfolio related to measuring thinner coatings and layers into the EU.

“The addition of this EU patent reflects our ongoing focus on broadening the geography and application range of our SpecMetrix product line and our intellectual property portfolio” said Greg Frisby, Global Industry Manager for SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory Analytics. “We look forward to expanding the breadth of our exclusive SpecMetrix coating thickness solutions within the global coated metal, flexible packaging, automotive, electronics, glass, and industrial manufacturing industries while adding value for our global partners and shareholders.”

Built upon its expanding intellectual property portfolio, Sensory Analytics has launched a series of innovative measurement tools including its exclusive SpecMetrix coil coating measurement systems for primer, pretreatments, clear coats, back coats, and highly pigmented thicker topcoats directly on coil coating lines or in QA labs. All SpecMetrix systems give users accurate, objective, and real-time coating measurement data without any operator interpretation or involvement. With the capability of measuring a broad coating thickness range from 0.2 to 250 microns and a wide variety of materials from transparent to highly pigmented coatings, SpecMetrix systems help manufacturing customers in over 40 countries to reduce costs while streamlining plant QA processes. These patented and exclusive offerings are integrated with proprietary SpecMetrix software to automatically capture and deliver real-time coating and layer thickness data for improved process control and quality assurance.

Sensory Analytics was honored to have SBA (Small Business Administration) Administrator Jovita Carranza and her staff visit our headquarters facility in Greensboro, NC on July 10th. Administrator Carranza meet team members, toured our facility, and learned about our exclusive SpecMetrix coating thickness measurement systems. We are thankful for the assistance of the PayCheck Protection Program as well as many other initiatives offered by the SBA that have helped our company continue to grow.

Greensboro, NC – Sensory Analytics, the fast-growing supplier of highly precise and award-winning SpecMetrix® coating thickness and film layer measurement systems, is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert (Bobby) Greiner to Industry Manager for Films and Flexible Packaging. Greiner most previously served as the Technical Sales Manager at the company. In his newly expanded role, Greiner will be responsible for leading domestic and international sales efforts for SpecMetrix systems in the areas of flexible packaging coatings, tapes and adhesives, blown films, extrusion, and other film-related coating markets.

Over the last seven years, Bobby has been the technical liaison with customers in the flexible films market to provide optimal products for coating thickness measurement. From his earlier experience in engineering, operations, and technical sales management at Sensory, Bobby has helped to expand SpecMetrix system applications and actively supported customers in their efforts to reduce costs, improve coating process control and product quality. Bobby brings over 20 years of product and process development, project management and business development expertise to his new role to the benefit of SpecMetrix system customers.

“We are highly confident of Bobby’s ability to accelerate the focused and rapid expansion of our award-winning SpecMetrix coating and layer thickness measurement systems within the film, flexible packaging and converting markets due to his extensive industry knowledge and technical experience,” stated Greg Frisby, Global Industry Manager for SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory Analytics.

Greensboro, NC – Already one of the fastest growing companies in the Southeastern US, Sensory Analytics has relocated into a larger facility in Greensboro, NC to help meet surging demand for its exclusive SpecMetrix® measurement solutions. Sensory’s new headquarters and technical center enables the company to better support its valued global customer base and meet its expansion needs. The new space includes a state-of-the-art assembly and test area along with expanded R&D, prototype development, inventory management and shipping and receiving areas. The additional office, meeting and training facilities enables the company to accommodate its growing team and meet increased demand for customer and partner training sessions.

Rapid growth at Sensory is being driven by rising global customer demand for the company’s award-winning SpecMetrix coating thickness and layer measurement systems. SpecMetrix systems are now in expanding use at industrial leaders in over 30 countries. The SpecMetrix product line delivers unprecedented levels of process control and quality data to manufacturers within the metal and flexible packaging, coil coating and other industrial markets. This valuable real-time data helps system users to reduce costs, optimize process control and better ensure product quality.

In addition to providing more space, the new facility permits the fast-growing technology leader to optimize its own development and production processes. Sensory Analytics previously expanded its former West Market Street location in Greensboro several times due to rapid business growth. Sensory has doubled its workforce over the past two years and expects to continue to add additional technical and support positions in 2020.

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Odense, Denmark – Global metal decorating and packaging solutions leader, Glud & Marstrand, member of The Envases Universales Group, has secured the advanced designation as a SpecMetrix Certified facility. Glud & Marstrand ‘s installation of Sensory Analytics’ award-winning SpecMetrix® In-line coating thickness measurement systems on all coating lines within its state-of-the-art Odense, Denmark facility and completion of certified training for their appointed plant champion and all coating team members qualified them for this select classification. Attainment of “SpecMetrix Certified” plant status confirms the successful transition to a higher level of film weight process control and next generation quality assurance tools.

The company’s exclusive use of SpecMetrix systems affirms Glud & Marstrand’s long-standing commitment to coating quality excellence and the highest film weight process control standards. The plant and their valued customers will benefit from the use of the most advanced film weight control and quality systems available today. SpecMetrix In-line systems are uniquely capable of delivering an unprecedented level of highly accurate, continuous and real-time film weight measurement data for wet or dry coated flat sheets immediately following application, enabling plant teams to make more informed decisions quickly.

According to Greg Frisby, Global Industry Manager of SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory, “Glud & Marstrand has been a recognized world leader in global packaging solutions based upon a commitment to innovation and the continuous improvement of their processes and products. As a valued industry supplier for 140 years, we are honored to partner with Glud & Marstrand to enable our industry-leading SpecMetrix film weight control systems to become an integral new addition to their expanding success story.”

Brian Nielsen, CEO, Dan A. Christensen, Vice President Supply Chain and Henrik K. Olsen, Senior Printing Manager of Glud & Marstrand, part of The Envases Universales Group, added, “Innovative and high-quality metal packaging solutions have made Glud & Marstrand a preferred and respected supplier. The high quality of our products is the cornerstone of our business. We ensure high quality through effective quality management by involving Sensory Analytics and their high-impact SpecMetrix systems. We are always striving to improve and optimize the quality of the processes as well as the products while respecting the environment by reducing waste. Because we always want to improve our business and performance, we welcome the opportunity to further enhance our quality performance as the first SpecMetrix Certified facility in Northern Europe.”

 

Company Contacts:

 

Devon Edmonson

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Sensory Analytics

devon@specmetrix.com

 

Jannie Linette Grandt

Marketing Coordinator

Glud & Marstrand

jlg@glud-marstrand.com

 

Martin Dieu

Quality Inspector

Glud & Marstrand

mhd@glud-marstrand.com

 

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Greensboro, NC – Sensory Analytics, the fast-growing supplier of highly precise and award-winning SpecMetrix® coating thickness and film layer measurement systems, is pleased to announce the promotion of Vivek Komaragiri to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Company. Komaragiri most recently served as the Technical Director for Sensory Analytics. In his newly expanded role, Komaragiri will be responsible for leading Sensory Analytics’ global technology strategy and new product development efforts.

Vivek Komaragiri has been an integral part of Sensory Analytics’ technology development and application engineering teams since 2005. He earned a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University and a second master’s degree in physics at North Carolina A&T State University. Vivek brings a broad educational background in optical physics, software and electronics as well as over a decade of experience in the development of real-time optical thickness measurement methods for industrial coating applications to his new role. Vivek led the Sensory Analytics team that developed the ruggedized optical interference (ROI) measurement technology that enabled the SpecMetrix In-line coating thickness measurement systems to win multiple technology innovation awards from technical juries in the United States, European Union and Asia.

“We are pleased to acknowledge and reward Vivek’s technical development leadership and successes to-date through his promotion to Sensory CTO. We are highly confident of his continued ability to drive new coating measurement innovations at Sensory to best meet the quality demands of established and emerging global manufacturing industries,” stated Greg Frisby, Global Industry Manager for SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory Analytics.

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Greenville, PA – Independent metal coating and decorating leader, Metal Litho and Laminating, LLC dba Select Metal Litho Greenville, has secured the advanced designation as a SpecMetrix Certified facility based on their demonstrated commitment to the highest level of film weight quality and control. To earn this select classification, Metal Litho and Laminating, LLC, a subsidiary of Reynolds Services, Inc., has installed Sensory Analytics’ latest SpecMetrix® In-line coating thickness measurement systems on every coating line within its state-of-the-art facility and completed certified training for their appointed plant champion and all coating team members on these next-generation tools.

The company’s commitment to exclusively use SpecMetrix systems has enabled the facility to be the first plant in the United States to be awarded “SpecMetrix Certified” status. Metal Litho and Laminating, LLC and its valued customers will benefit from the most advanced film weight control and coating quality systems available today. SpecMetrix In-line systems deliver accurate, high-speed coating thickness or film weight measurement data for wet or dry coated flat sheets immediately following application, providing real-time process control and quality assurance to manufacturing and QA teams.

According to Vivian Poteat, International Sales Support Manager for SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory, “We are honored to support these efforts by a leading independent metal decorator to achieve the highest possible level of coating quality assurance and process control. Metal Litho and Laminating, LLC is dedicated to incorporating advanced production and testing technology into its facility, to now include the highly advanced SpecMetrix In-line film weight control systems.”

Brandy Hammerschmidt, Director of Corporate Services at Reynolds Services, added, “The quality of our products is of utmost importance at RSI. Our subsidiaries are committed to continuously improving processes and systems by making regular investments in innovative technologies and new machinery, including these high-impact SpecMetrix Systems from Sensory Analytics. Our company’s main goal is to provide the best quality products to our customers, so we welcomed the chance to further enhance our quality performance as the first SpecMetrix Certified facility in the United States.”

Company Contacts:

Devon Edmonson

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Sensory Analytics

Tel: +1.336.615.6090

devon@specmetrix.com

 

Brandy A. Hammerschmidt

Director of Corporate Services

Reynolds Services, Inc.

Tel: +1.724.646.3781

brandy@rsi.biz

 

Sensory Analytics, supplier of SpecMetrix systems, has expanded its product line to now include two split system options for side by side coating lines as well as new offerings for use on tandem coating lines. Click the link below to read the full article from CanTech International on our latest product offering.

Introducing the SpecMetrix® DFT QA Measurement System. This absolute coating thickness measurement solution sets a higher standard for non-contact, non-destructive and real-time measurement of pigmented primer and top coats as well as clear coats and laminates. Designed to streamline coating QA processes, this system is powered by Sensory’s proprietary EXR ‘ruggedized optical interference’ (ROI) technology to improve coating process and quality control over multiple coil substrates in virtually any QA lab or R&D center. Click the link below to read the full Breaking News feature from Coatings World Magazine.

The new OEM collaboration between Sensory Analytics and Versatile Technology was featured in the June 2018 issue of The CanMaker magazine. Read our inspection review feature below or click the link to read the full article.

Collaboration for gauge measurement
US-based Sensory Analytics and Australia’s Versatile Technology have collaborated to incorporate the SpecMetrix coating thickness and film weight measurement technology into Versatile’s automatic gauging and interfacing system.

The integration of the SpecMetrix ROI technology into the ACS-T34 automatic beverage can coating thickness gauge is said to enable the automatic gauge to accurately measure wet or dry internal and external coatings for 202-300mm diameter cans at any height without stopping or changeover.

Additionally, the technology includes a V2 embedded microprocessor system, which enables it to perform continuous and highly-accurate 360-degree scanning of coating thickness and film weight measurement data and real-time graphing of wall and overvarnish coating thickness data as well as real-time measurement tests of internal and external coatings. Optional items include sprayer ink dot detection system LSM/ISG recognition, barcode scanner and vTools Software.

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