The new Mahlo technology in the Infralot IMF infrared sensor enables precise measurement of basis weight and residual moisture values which are important parameters in the production of nonwovens, paper, films and composites. Optimal values contribute significantly to the quality of the products and efficient production.
There are several reasons why determining these two parameters is so important: Every product, regardless of the sector, has to meet certain requirements that have been previously defined to ensure proper functioning. If the real values do not correspond to these specifications, this can affect the performance. If, for example, a filter mat is too thin in pond systems, it does not catch enough dirt particles and reduces the water quality. Incorrect residual moisture values not only affect the product quality but also the energy consumption in the entire line. For example, if Spunlace nonwovens are overdried, this results in unnecessary waste of energy – with negative consequences for the environment and the manufacturer's wallet.
To measure and control basis weight and moisture even more reliably, Mahlo has added a new sensor variant to its proven Qualiscan QMS-12 quality measurement system. The Infralot IMF uses near infrared technology to determine the two essential values. For the first time, the sensor is available as the Infralot IMF-T version in the transmission process, which is used for thick materials and thus covers an even wider range of applications than before. The previously proven reflection method of the Infralot IMF-R has been updated to the latest state of the art.