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Thursday, May 28, 2015

International Sales Meeting Coming in August

Tom and Paul making preparations for the August Sales Meeting
In August 2015, the whole international sales team of Technidyne Corporation will come together for training on the latest and greatest instrumentation. Sales and service representatives from Asia, Africa, Europe, South and North America will receive detailed training on new developments, features and products in Technidyne's recently renovated New Albany, IN office.  Included in the training will be:

Color Touch™ X, the newest in the best-selling line of ISO optical testing equipment made specifically for the Pulp, Paper and Allied Industries.  The Color Touch X is currently available for sale, and orders have already been received from all around the globe.

FPAutoSpeck, the macrostickies measurement system that allows users to optimize their stickies removal protocol will be available for hands-on testing and trials of customer samples.
TEST/Plus Gloss

TEST/Plus, the newest line if affordable bench top testing equipment will demonstrate how easy it is to measure single parameters.  Also, a variety of apps will be available for enhanced capability.

An additional week of optional training will be available for more detailed service or sales applications and understanding.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What Does Roll Hardness Tell You? (Part 1)

Technidyne sells and services the ACA Systems RoQ (Roll Hardness) in North America.  There are many different applications where this device can diagnose issues in our mill.  Here are a few:

Caliper measurement is not enough to control the quality of the parent reels.  

In the following figure, the on-line caliper profile is even (top).  The lab caliper profile is slightly lower on the edges (middle)The reel hardness profile illustrates soft edges, problems with edge rolls (bottom). 

Roll Corrugation Problem can be seen in the image below.

Basis weight and caliper profiles are even (top & middle), but in hardness profile there is a clear soft area between 29 and 37 (bottom).

Learn more about other applications in related blogs.  Also, get additional information by going to Technidyne and ACA Systems websites.

Monday, May 18, 2015

ISO Paper Calibration Hierarchy

Calibration is extremely important to certify your results, validate production, guarantee customer requirement and compare from one site to another. Calibration for optical properties in the Paper Industry includes calibration of spectral reflectance (minimally 400-700 nm), fluorescent (UV Level D65 & C) and non-fluorescent levels.  ISO employs a three level system of distribution of calibration standards as described in ISO 2469.  The three levels are:

IR1: The perfect reflecting diffuse (absolute reflectance)

IR2: Standardizing laboratories; National Research Council of Canada (NRC), NIST (USA) and PTB (Germany)

IR3: Authorized laboratories according to ISO 4094:

         USA        Technidyne Laboratory Services

         Canada    FPInnovations
         France     Centre Technique due Papier
         Sweden   Innventia

Standard Issue

ISO Standardizing

Establishes IR1 (perfect reflecting diffuse)
Evaluates IR2 against IR1

IR2 (level 2 standard)
ISO Authorized
Evaluates IR3 against IR2

IR3 (level 3 standard)
Calibrates test instrumentation with IR3

All of the ISO Authorized Laboratories exchange IR3's on a monthly basis to see how they agree and as a diagnostic tool to detect errors.  The labs also meet at least every 18 months to discuss procedures, discrepancies, concerns and coordinate projects.

To learn more about Technidyne's calibration process and materials, contact Nick Riggs and see our website Technidyne Laboratory Services

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