Vivek Komaragiri Named Chief Technology Officer at Sensory Analytics

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.

Company Contact:
Devon Edmonson, Marketing Coordinator
Sensory Analytics
The Sensory Building, 4413 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27407 USA
Tel: +1.336.615.6090

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


Brandy A. Hammerschmidt

Director of Corporate Services

Reynolds Services, Inc.

Tel: +1.724.646.3781


We are excited to welcome Mike Loesher to the Sensory Analytics team as Industry Manager for Films and Flexible Packaging. Loesher will be responsible for leading domestic and international sales and customer initiatives for SpecMetrix systems in the films, flexible packaging, adhesives, plastics and converting markets. Click the link below to read the full announcement from Labels and Labeling Magazine.  

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.

Sensory Analytics was featured in the May 2018 issue of Plastic Technology magazine. We are excited to be included in their technology section discussing our next -generation SpecMetrix coating and layer thickness measurement systems. Click the link to below to read the article.

Sensory Analytics, the fast-growing supplier of award-winning SpecMetrix® coating thickness measurement systems has become the latest company to demonstrate strong support for CannedWater4kids (CW4K) and their purpose to make sure all children, worldwide have access to clean, safe drinking water. The 14-month sponsorship agreement includes visibility for the company on the CW4K website, event materials and CW4K announcements.  Click the link below to read the full press release.

Sensory Analytics, new member of ECCA, has focused on process control and coating quality data to support global manufacturing leaders.

New launch of SpecMetrix systems addresses industry need for non-destructive in-line and off-line DFT measurement data in real-time

The expanding line of award-winning SpecMetrix® coating thickness measurement systems from Sensory Analytics deliver the fastest and most precise non-contact in-line and off-line coating thickness data available to coil coating leaders worldwide. These exclusive offerings are in production and QA use at a rapidly increasing number of coil coaters and coating suppliers to measure their primer and back coat DFTs. With the 2018 launch of the Company’s latest product lines, SpecMetrix systems will be able to non-destructively measure the wet or dry film thickness of almost all applied coil coatings such as primers, backers and opaque coil coatings, including topcoats. The Company’s new off-line SpecMetrix DFT QA Station can immediately provide non-contact primer and total coating thickness measurement data of samples. The new SpecMetrix in-process measurement solutions, including various fixed probe and scanning options, will accurately and continuously measure primer, topcoat or total thickness of applied coil coatings.

All SpecMetrix systems are powered by Sensory’s exclusive optical ROI technologies that generate absolute thickness readings with nanometric precision. SpecMetrix optical probes take up to 100 measurements per second per probe at line speeds of up to 600 meters per minute. These environmentally preferred systems are equally effective on wet or dry coatings, and are color and substrate independent. The superior Gage R&R performance of SpecMetrix systems are setting a higher industry standard for DFT system performance. These new capabilities will help SpecMetrix customers to further streamline their plant processes, improve quality, and reduce costs. 

For more than a decade, the experts at Sensory Analytics have been working on advanced concepts for process control and increasing the coating quality. With the introduction of the SpecMetrix ROI technology and software, the company from Greensboro, North Carolina, offers a new type of solution portfolio for these and similar applications. Click the button below to read the full article from C2 Coating and Converting Europe.