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MultichannelTM Array Gauge Thickness Gauging System

MultichannelTM Array Gauge

On Line Thickness Gauging System


The MultiChannel Array Gauge from SolveTech is used to measure the thickness of plastic film and other non conductive materials on the production line.  It accurately delivers a crossweb profile with high precision in real time.  Unlike a typical scanning gauge, the MultiChannel has multiple measurement sensing zones that cover the web continuously.

Measure Thin Plastic Film On Line
Dual MutliChannel Heads on a Plastic Film Web

The result is a unique offering to the market that has made it the highest performance unit for webs under 60 inches wide.  The video below shows a MultiChannel running on a simulated plastic film while continuously running on 19 different channels.

Brochure: MultiChannel 2016

Presentation: MC5600 Presentation



Accurately measure thickness, uniformity, and weight/unit area.



Fast Data Collection

Measure Thin Plastic Film On Line
Measurement Readings Taken Every 0.01 Seconds

The MultichannelTM Array Gauge provides extremely fast response, allowing it to sense even brief, transient web variations. Having an array of channels make true profile and product mapping available for the first time.

Accurate and Reliable

Quick response features combined with proprietary Measurement Head design allow the MultichannelTM Array Gauge to provide 100% continuous coverage with excellent accuracy. Accuracies typically range between 0.1% and 1%, depending on the application.

Real-Time 3D Web Views

Plastic Film Thickness

The MultichannelTM Array Gauge provides multiple fixed points across the web. The measurement areas are usually contiguous and provide complete coverage with no scanning. The high frequency response allows complete data on your web.

Plastic Film Thickness Gauge
Real Time 3D Mapping


Our dielectric-based technology means fast, accurate measurements without the environmental or regulatory concerns associated with nuclear gauges.


Thin Film Thickness Gauge
Multiple Channels Laid Out in the Cross Web Direction

The MultichannelTM Array Gauge employs a “C” frame design that can measure web widths up to 60″ using two heads.  Array elements are contiguous, thereby providing total coverage.

Scanning Gauge vs. MultiChannel

The MultichannelTM Advantage
Downweb vs. Crossweb With non-scanning systems, it is possible to get a true profile of your product.  Fancy algorithms are not needed to separate downweb from crossweb variations
Full Coverage The full coverage allows you and your customers to have a complete quality picture on every roll.
High Speed of Measurement Response With an array gauge, speed is limited only by sensor response – which means that you can have speeds that are thousands of times faster than ever before.
Improved Monitoring and Diagnostics A natural consequence of improved frequency response and full coverage is improved monitoring and diagnostics.  High speed analysis of product and process are now possible.
Improved Process Control With a non-scanning system, channels can be placed on 1 inch centers and give continuous feedback.
Fewer Moving Parts In scanning systems, the scanning frame itself constitutes a major portion of the system.  Associated problems, such as alignment and wear, are eliminated with non-scanning systems.  Result:  improved reliability and lower maintenance costs.
Underlying Technology Capacitive measurement is based on the dielectric response of your material.  Along with eliminating the regulatory difficulties that arise with nuclear gauging, this technology provides a variety of other benefits that makes the MultichannelTM concept possible.
Research and Development The many new capabilities created by this technology are an important asset to those involved in innovative process and product development.
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Thickness Gauging System


Plastic Thickness Gauge


Contact SolveTech today to learn more.  We will be happy to help you with your application.



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