NDC Infrared Engineering Inc. of Irwindale, Calif., now is marketing data management systems from Panther Systems Northwest Inc. to NDC customers that do extrusion, converting, nonwovens and calendered products.
NDC has been a supplier to Panther of Vancouver, Wash., which supplies data management products for the paper industry. One key offering, the ProcessAnalyzer, allows a gauging system to store and retrieve a complete, three-dimensional product profile map, so the user can pinpoint problem areas in rolls.
In product news, NDC announced:
* TDI (total distributed intelligence), for NDC´s on-line thickness measurement and control. Now, every sensor and scanning frame comes with its own built-in intelligence for higher speed and greater accuracy. The system uses a small but powerful processing engine called a D-BRIC. The controls are linked to a network of operator workstations via a standard Ethernet connection.
* RemoteView, which allows remote trouble-shooting from a personal-computer running Windows XP, 2000 or NT. The user can see all the information from the local operator station, and can remotely change set points, recipes or other functions.
* The Model 318 X-Ray Backscatter Sensor, with performance rivaling that of more expensive, nuclear-based beta and gamma gauges, without the ongoing issues of source wipes and disposal.
* A new data archiving and retrieval system, called Data Historian II, allows customers to select product and process parameters easily from the NDC gauging system, and to archive that data as part of a database on a local or networked PC. The user can then put the information into standard Windows applications like an Excel spreadsheet.
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