Manufacturing plastic film requires precise control of thickness. To achieve this, thickness gauges are used to measure the bubble and provide an accurate reading. These gauges typically use capacitance-based technology, such as the one employed by SolveTech for its capacitance measurement systems. These systems scan the bubble with a circular slide and provide a relative measurement, meaning that they measure variability in the network.
However, they have difficulty measuring the absolute thickness due to calibration issues. To address this, ASTM has proposed an international standard (WK54333) for measuring plastic films with a non-contact capacitance meter. This standard will help ensure quality control and production of these films. When selecting a method for measuring plastic film thickness, it is important to consider your needs and process.
SolveTech specializes in high-performance technology for measuring plastic films and other non-conductive materials online and in the laboratory. The BF200 system is an in-line system designed to measure the thickness of plastic film during or after the flat placement process. This system is compliant with ASTM D6988, which describes the use of a deadweight calibrator to measure the thickness of plastic film. SolveTech has all the tools necessary to accurately and precisely measure the thickness of plastic films for both blown film and cast film processes.
From configuring the matrix to evaluating quality control, SolveTech has the tools that will help make your plastic film production more efficient and produce a high-quality product.