Beta LaserMike Gives Presentation on Non-Contact Length and Speed Measurement Technology at PaperCon 2011

LaserSpeed® encoder is used in paper processing applications to accurately measure the length and speed of product, improve productivity, and deliver savings

Covington, Kentucky - Beta LaserMike, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, will be giving a presentation at PaperCon 2011 entitled "Non-Contact, Laser-Based Technology for Accurately Measuring the Length and Speed of Product in Paper Production." PaperCon 2011 will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY from May 1 - 4, 2011.

The session topic will be presented by Brad Robillard, Regional Market Manager for Beta LaserMike on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm. This presentation is part of the Papermaking New Technology Showcase session. Beta LaserMike will also be part of the poster presentations which will be displayed in the PaperCon Exhibit area. In addition to the presentations, Beta LaserMike will demonstrate the advantages of its LaserSpeed encoder over contact-type measurement methods for paper processing in booth # 213.

The LaserSpeed system uses advanced, laser-based technology to precisely measure the length and speed of paper products during production without making contact with the moving goods. This laser encoder projects a unique pattern on the surface of the product. As the product moves, light is scattered back to the LaserSpeed unit. This information is translated into product speed and pulses are produced to determine the product length. Length and speed measurements are captured with better than +0.05% accuracy. Beta LaserMike offers a complete line of LaserSpeed encoders with measurement speeds up to 39,400 ft/min (12,000 m/min), standoff distances to 39.4 in (1000 mm), and measurement depth of field to 3.0 in (100 mm).

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