Two longtime NPE exhibitors, NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike, will be promoting their new identity at their booths while also cross-promoting each other at NPE 2015.
“We're both known as NDC Technologies but offering different solutions to a different set of customers.” said Jay Luis, Beta LaserMike marketing manager.
The two companies are both owned by Spectris plc, a supplier of instrumentation and controls based in Egham, England, and were combined in July. NDC Technologies is headquartered at the former NDC Infrared home in Irwindale, Calif. Beta LaserMike continues as brand name and has its manufacturing and marketing operations in Dayton, Ohio.
Luis said that when they combined, both had already purchased booths at NPE 2015 and that they plan on using both exhibits (Booth W6854 and Booth W2991) to create a bigger splash. The new name will be displayed at both sites.
Both companies have been coming NPE for many years. NDC's first show was in 1970, while Beta LaserMike has been attending for at least 12 years. Now, they start a new tradition.
At Booth 6854, NDC Technologies will present its film and sheet extrusion and calendaring offerings. They're used for on-line measurement and control of thickness, weight and co-extrusion layers. NDC sensors can also measure the density of cavitated films or pre-extraction oil content in porous battery separator films.
NDC also is showing infrared sensor technologies for non-contact, non-nuclear measurement of film and sheet products.
At Booth 2991, NDC will have Beta LaserMike gauges in place on an extruder so that customers will be able to witness its plastic pipe and tube extrusion line measurement and control system in action. Key to the system is a Beta LaserMike DataPro process controller and data management system. It ties all the gauges together for continuous monitoring.
Included will be the AccuScan6012, a four-axis diameter and ovality gauge for products up to 12 millimeters. It will also use a two-axis gauge. Both perform ultra-fast measurements at 2400 scans per second per axis.
The latest LN3015/LN3040 lump and neckdown detectors which detect changes in the product diameter and warn of product flaws, as well as the Beta LaserMike's LaserSpeed non-contact gauge for measuring the length and speed of products will both be demonstrated.
“It allows us to cover a lot more and we will be a major presence at NPE,” Luis said.
NDC was founded in 1966. Beta LaserMike is the product of a 1997 merger between Beta Instruments and Laser Mike.