NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and process control solutions, exhibits its complete Beta LaserMike gauging and control system for cable extrusion lines at the upcoming Interwire exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, May 8 – 11, 2017 (Booth 1031).

We want to demonstrate that by implementing highly accurate gauging along the critical points in the cable extrusion process, manufacturers can significantly improve product quality, increase productivity and realize manufacturing savings to successfully grow their business,” says Jay Luis, Global Marketing Communications Manager at NDC Technologies. “Attendees that visit our booth will get a first-hand look at a complete measurement and control system for cable extrusion lines with Beta LaserMike gauges in place from the extruder through the puller station.”

Featured precision measurement products include the AccuScan 6000 Series 4-axis diameter and ovality gauge. The AccuScan 6000 Series provides the most comprehensive measurement coverage around the product’s circumference to instantly detect changes in product diameter. The AccuScan 6012 measures products up to 12 mm, while the AccuScan 6050 measures products up to 50 mm. Both gauges deliver the fastest scan rate at 9600 scans/sec, highest ovality accuracy up to 100% and highest flaw-detection accuracy with 25% improvement over 3-axis gauges. Flexible communications allow for easy integration into production environments.

Integral to the measurement system solution, booth visitors will see the latest release of the Beta LaserMike InControl™ process visualization and control system. InControl brings an advanced level of graphical user interface, functionality and ease of use to operators for increased productivity. It offers closed-loop control, scanning flaw detection, total wall thickness calculation, product defect marking, statistical process control, data collection and reporting, flexible interface, and a number of other valuable features. An Optional OPC UA server module offers flexible, central control.

Also on display is the innovative LayScan measurement system that accurately and consistently measures the lay length of twisted pairs in data communication cables, such as Cat 5e/6/6a/7a/8 products. LayScan solves scrap, costly rework and productivity loss problems due to manual, time-consuming lay length measurement methods and crosstalk performance issues from lay variations.

The company will also exhibit the latest version of its DCM ES-2G LAN/Data cable testing system. This compact, bench-top system effectively tests Cat 5e/6/6a/7/7a/8 cables up to 2.2 GHz. An automated 4-pair switching platform enables operators to perform cable testing in less than 3 minutes. Easy-to-use testing software offers complete test management and reporting capabilities.

The new BenchMike, with added features and functions, is the industry’s leading off-line sample inspection system with over 15,000 gauges installed worldwide. Offering the highest accuracy on the market, this bench-top system gives operators a simple and repeatable system for measuring product samples and immediately determining whether they meet specifications within tolerances of less than 1 micron (0.000040 in.). BenchMike provides fast, accurate and repeatable dimensional measurements of diameter, multiple ODs, TIR, taper and part position.

Other products on display include the:

  • LaserSpeed® non-contact length and speed measurement system with new +/-0.03% accuracy (highest in the industry)
  • High-speed AccuScan 5000 Series 2-axis diameter & ovality gauges
  • LN Series 3-axis lump and neckdown detectors
  • CenterScan eccentricity measurement system
  • Preheaters and Spark Testers
  • CapScan capacitance measurement system
  • SRL Pro structural return loss prediction software

To learn more, please visit www.ndc.com/betalasermike.