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Laser-based thickness measurement

High-performance laser-based thickness measurement is key for competitiveness in many production processes. In the Industry 4.0 era, the demands placed on the digitalization of production data are steadily increasing. Higher data densities lead to an ever more sophisticated understanding of process, more efficient production and higher, documented quality.

alpha.ti 5.0 is a milestone in laser-based thickness measurement: close to 20 years of experience have gone into this product, which was engineered from the ground up. Our top priority was making the system simple to integrate, simple to handle and simple to use. At the same time, accuracy and precision were increased even further, so as to ensure that QM-critical instrument capability is achieved even for the most demanding requirements. Equipped with an array of standard interfaces,  alpha.ti 5.0 enables flexible, customized integration in the plant equipment environment.

Future software options – if desired even custom expansions – allow alpha.ti 5.0 to grow flexibly with new demands, for instance for data filtering or data aggregation in the context of Industry 4.0.

Advantages of laser-based thickness measurement

Independence of material and surface topography, rapid measuring, minimal operating costs and safe handling are just the most important advantages of laser-based thickness measurement over tactile and other non-contact methods. Thickness calibration using reference samples and the resulting dependencies on alloy management and the accuracy of the reference body are now a thing of the past. nokra’s alpha.ti 5.0 laser thickness measuring system is wear-free and does not require any elaborate – and therefore costly – maintenance. This rapid, non-contact measuring method enables pinpoint measurement even on difficult surfaces and unusual or new topographies.

Laboratory standard

The simplicity and compact footprint of alpha.ti 5.0 means it can be used in new areas. Thus, cost-effective (plug & play) offline deployment in a measuring laboratory is possible with the same system used to measure thickness on the production line. Its optional sample scan mode delivers either a single measurement or a composite area thickness profile of an entire sample section, simply and easily – enabling you to efficiently optimize your processes through case-by-case evaluation or sampling, without online measuring.