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Ultrasonic gauges upgraded with new embedded webserver

Nordson Measurement & Control Solutions (formerly NDC Technologies) is a provider of intelligent, connected sensors and gauging systems, including the Beta LaserMike Products range for the wire, cable, pipe and tube markets.

In 2018, the company introduced the UltraScan DSP Pro ultrasonic wall thickness and concentricity gauge. In response to the marketplace and customer needs, the R&D team at Nordson MCS has taken this tool to the next level by developing a new integrated webserver.

The UltraScan DSP Pro's new embedded webserver opens a window into the process, providing useful data by displaying product centring, wall thickness, eccentricity, diameter and echo waveforms. This information enables operators to set up quickly, to eliminate scrap, and to monitor the product specifications.

The webserver can be integrated with external laser OD measurements, line speed (encoder/LaserSpeed) and other digital inputs/outputs. It also removes the need for a PC-based control application or separate controller, enhancing UltraScan's ease of use.

Other benefits include product recipe creation and storage, settings and tolerance configuration, and internal diagnostics capabilities. Fieldbus configuration files and manuals are stored inside the USDSP for easy access.

The new webserver further enhances the capabilities of an already outstanding gauge, said Andrew Grady, senior market manager of Nordson MCS. This technological improvement once again demonstrates Nordson's commitment to its customers as well as our desire to continue to invest in research and development to provide ever more innovative and effective solutions.

The webserver will be integrated as standard on all new UltraScan DSP Pro systems and enabled via a licence. Customers interested in upgrading existing systems should contact their local account manager.