Innosen has launched an upgrade of its IS415 Sheet Skew Measurement System to detect skewed or rotated metal sheets.
The IS416 Sheet Skew Measurement System is now available to the market, as Innosen aims to ease canmakers’ troubles in detecting one of the most common issues in the industry – misaligned sheets.
According to the firm, which specialises in sensors and quality assurance systems for the metal packaging industry, misaligned sheets cause poor coating placement, which leads to weld wire breakage, damage to weld rollers or poor-quality welds. As a result, spoilage, downtime, and customer complaints are likely to occur due to poor quality products.
The IS416 is an upgraded version of the IS415, with all parts made even more robust. The system’s new cables are stronger and sturdier. Its new window design also has better protection and is easier to clean, meaning easier maintenance, and more time to spend on the task at hand.
The vertical parts on the heads are thinner, allowing an additional 90mm total space to accommodate a wider range of sheets without the need for readjustments.
The IS416 also provides statistics on sheet skewness to help determine and improve process capability. It can be easily installed using the IS416 Mounting Kit, which can be purchased separately.
For maximum process control and an improved coating process, Innosen recommends getting the IS430 MK II Sheet Translation Measurement add-on module, which works with the IS416 Skew Measurement System, detecting not only skewed sheets but even ‘translated’ sheets.
The IS450 Sheet Registration Measurement add-on module protects against poor sheet registration by detecting sheets that arrive too early or too late at the coater.