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August 16, 2016

Learn how using a blown film profiler can give new life to your plastics production.


Every great innovation solves an issue that, until the innovation comes around, many would not recognize as being a problem in the first place. After all, why fix what isn’t broken? At SolveTech, we are constantly pushing forward our technical abilities to better serve our customers. There’s always room to innovate and discover and improve, and we’ve done just that in the world of thin film gauging.

In the gauging industry, one of the many improvements that have taken place is the use of a blown film profiler on strips of thin film to take thickness variability measurements. This profiler brought vast improvements to the speed, accuracy, repeatability, thoroughness done in the process of taking variability measurements. Our Precision Profiler Thickness Gauging System, or PR2000, is the crown jewel of our film profiler systems.

So what was there before the profiler came along? Before using a profiler, manufacturers would opt for an economical pair of calipers, and make the measurements themselves. Still, most of the world’s leading manufacturers are choosing blown film profiler technology over the apparently cheaper option, so what’s the secret? Well, let’s take a closer look.

3 Advantages that Set the Blown Film Profiler Apart:

There are some pretty simple reasons manufacturers are choosing a profiler for blown film thickness measurement over cheaper options. Let’s examine the characteristics that set it apart:

  • Speed – the PR2000 is able to gather up to 1440 data points per minute, allowing it to quickly profile long film strips. Doing so by hand could easily take at least 15 minutes.
  • Accuracy/Repeatability – being able to take measurements at high speed works brilliantly in tandem with our proprietary non-contact capacitance technology, which is 25 to 50 times more accurate than a micrometer.
  • Easy-to-use interface – the data quickly returned by the profiler is compiled into easily understood visuals, to give you a simple overview of your material’s profile.

The PR2000 promises less than 6 months for the return on investment, during which you’ll see the numerous ways a profiler saves you time, labor, and wasted materials. Our proprietary non-contact gauging technology saves countless hours of fixing problems that the gauge can easily catch before they ruin a product.

If you’d like more information on how to get a blown film profiler added to your production line, or if you’d like to have a sample of your material analyzed for free, call us at 302-798-5400, or email us at!

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