Contact Zone Measuring System NIP CON SMART
High Precision Measurement
The Contact Zone Measuring System NIP CON SMART is used to precisely determine the contact zone width (NIP width) between elastic and hard rollers which press against each other. The contact zone is comprised of the roll width and the "NIP width". The NIP width can be used as a means of quality control for the exact setting of the contact roller.
The measurement is carried out simultaneously with two sensors on the drive and operator side respectively so that the results can be observed instantly at both sides when correcting the roller settings. The extremely lightweight sensors allow a single person to conduct the measurement.
The system takes the critical roller parameters into account when calculating the real contact zone width and thus achieves a more exact match with visually inspected strip widths under all conditions.
Innovative Operating Concept and Data Handling
The printing press roller diagram is created once on a PC and is used later on the tablet for convenient operation and visualisation. The large tablet display allows the simultaneous display of the table and the diagram.
Measuring points are selected on the touchscreen and measured results are differentiated by colour. All results can be easily compiled in protocols or evaluated on a PC for further analysis. The considerable time-saving benefits achieved in comparison with visual strip inspection and the fact that the rollers no longer need to be cleaned are another positive economic effect.
The Contact Zone Measuring System is also available under the name “NIP CON SMART compact” together with a smartphone. The compact design shows all the relevant values for the measurement directly on the device.