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The Use of a Laser to Measure the Speed of a Production Line

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1196)

Abstract

The accuracy and quality of cutting in the cardboard production process have a significant impact on the quality of the final product, and thus the financial effects of the manufacturer. The paper describes the results of research on the impact of using a laser system to measure the speed of a corrugated board production line on cutting accuracy obtained in a rotary cutter. The tests were carried out in various working conditions of the corrugator. In particular, the precision of cutting for constant line speeds, as well as when accelerating or decelerating the work of the corrugator was examined. The cutting accuracy obtained from the laser system as a contactless sensor was compared with the results obtained for a classic transducer based on a measuring roller with an encoder. The influence of sheet formats and cardboard quality on uncertainty of measurements was also investigated. The tests were carried out on corrugators in various factories. Sources of measurement errors that can occur when using the laser system are also discussed.

Keywords

Laser surface velocimeter Measurement error Cutting accuracy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The partial financial support of this research by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CCE Corrugated Consulting EngineeringWeiherhammerGermany
  2. 2.Department of Measurements and Control SystemsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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