IR Viper in machine

March 2015

COMPLEX PROBLEMS SOLVED NEATLY

by Bo Magda, VP of Engineering, M&R Print

Bo Magda, VP of Engineering, M&R Print

M&R is the world’s largest manufacturer of screen printing equipment for the textile and graphics industries. Its wide range of products and solutions for screen printing include the Red Chili D and Cayenne D Quartz Flash Cure Units. Both products, originally introduced in 2014, are used to cure ink on screen printed t-shirts and provide drying speeds of up to 15% faster than the industry standard.

QUOTES OF THE MONTH

"Quality happens for a reason - a very good reason as it is the result of intelligent teamwork."

Bob Harris, Industrial Sales / Marketing Manager

Amazing customer quote:

"When t-shirts dry more quickly, our customers can increase production, and profits,” said Magda. “Exergen not only helped us increase the speed of our curing units, it also helped ensure their quality and reliability. The result is that our customers are very happy with the new curing units, and when our customers are happy, we’re happy,"

Bo Magda, VP of Engineering, M&R Print

LATEST NEWS

EXERGEN GLOBAL's REFLECTIVE CONE ONLY DEVICE TO PREVENT TEMPERATURE ERRORS CAUSED BY AMBIENT RADIATION AND EMISSIVITY

WATERTOWN, Mass., and ZIJTAART, the Netherlands, February 26, 2015 - Today, Exergen Global introduced its Reflective Cone, a custom-designed tool that works with the company’s IRt/c infrared sensors to provide the industry’s most accurate surface temperature readings, ensuring high-quality processing for a wide range of industrial applications. The Cone, the only device of its kind on the market today, is ideally suited for semiconductor, printing, plastics and other production processes in which high ambient radiation and reflection can prevent accurate surface temperature measurement. Many industrial applications require very accurate control of the production surface (e.g. the drum, blanket, silicon wafer or other) temperature to ensure high quality processing. Yet, during production, the emissivity of the surface – its power to emit heat relative to (ambient) radiation it reflects -- can vary considerably due to substrate properties, surrounding radiation, and ambient condition changes. Read More...

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EXERGEN GLOBAL's TEMPERATURE SENSOR ENSURES SAFETY, EFFICIENCY FOR ABLATION SYSTEM

WATERTOWN, Mass., and ZIJTAART, the Netherlands, February 18, 2015 - Exergen Global today announced that its micro IRt/c.SV infrared, non-contact sensor plays a crucial role in maintaining consistent probe temperature for the NeuWave Certus® 140 2.45 GHz Ablation System. The Certus® 140, a soft-tissue ablation system, employs CO2 cylinders to ensure the probe shaft remains cool when delivering microwave energy to the target lesion. A temperature sensor plays a critical part in the Cooling System by measuring the CO2 tank’s temperature to gauge its capacity and ensure sufficient pressure during procedures. The CO2 in the Certus® 140 Cooling System also enables Tissu-LocTM, a process when engaged produces an ice ball that serves to secure the probe to the tissue during placement, reducing the risk of probe migration. Read More...

IN THE NEWS

Medical Application Uses Noncontact Temperature Sensor

Sensortips, February 27 by Randy Frank NeuWave Medical’s Certus 140 is a soft-tissue ablation system that uses microwave technology to treat skin lesions. The company says it is the only gas-cooled microwave system. CO2 cylinders ensure the probe shaft remains cool when delivering microwave energy to the target lesion. In the cooling system, an micro_sv_small infrared (IR) temperature sensor measures the CO2 tank’s temperature to gauge its capacity and ensure sufficient pressure during procedures. The noncontact, self-powered micro IRt/c. SV temperature sensor has a 0.41” (10.5 mm) diameter and is 1.47” (12.0 mm) long. Its response time is less than 50 milliseconds.

Temperature Sensor Secures Ablation Systems

Sensor Online, February 18 The micro IRt/c.SV infrared, non-contact temperature sensor is said to play a crucial role in maintaining consistent probe temperature for the NeuWave Certus 140 2.45 GHz Ablation System. The soft-tissue ablation system employs CO2 cylinders to ensure the probe shaft remains cool when delivering microwave energy to the target lesion. The temperature sensor is an essential part in the cooling system for measuring the CO2 tank’s temperature, to gauge its capacity and ensure sufficient pressure during procedures. Due to its small size, the IRt/c.SV can mount vertically and unobtrusively. Since it is a non-contact sensor, its location on the cart remains constant, eliminating the risk of misaligning cylinders during replacement and ensuring an accurate and consistent temperature read. Additionally, the sensor’s less-than 50-ms response time ensures no downtime in temperature detection following cylinder replacement. For more details and datasheets, visit http://www.exergenglobal.com/index.php/en/sensors/micro

Air-purge jacket keeps temperature sensor lenses clean

Thomasnet, January 20 Designed to work with IRt/c and Micro IRt/c.4 sensors measuring 3/8 in. dia x 3 in. long, Micro Clean Micro Air-Purge Jacket prevents oil, dust, condensation, and other debris from obscuring lens and degrading sensor readings. Visit http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Air-Purge-Jacket-keeps-temperature-sensor-lenses-clean-20038660

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BART VAN LIEMPD ALL ABOUT QUALITY

Bart van Liempd, GM Exergen Global

Bart van Liempd, General Manager of Exergen Global BV, Industrial OEM Sales, joined the company in 1994, after spending 8 years as CEO of an OEM business that designed and supplied Electronic Power Controllers to the graphics and semiconductor industry. Bart’s years of experience and knowledge has helped Exergen become the number one IR sensor supplier in the world, custom designing sensors for printing industry companies including Hewlett-Packard, Heidelberg, Xerox, Kodak, Technotrans, Baldwin and many others. Building on its extensive background in the paper/printing/packaging field, Bart has also helped Exergen Global become one of the world’s most important suppliers of IR sensors for the industrial medical market providing IR sensor solutions for blood analyzers, immunohematology equipment and other medical devices. He’s most recently led the company’s expansion into new markets for OEM customers, including textiles and esthetical equipment where it’s quickly making inroads and being seen as THE competence center for IR applications. With responsibility for Exergen’s Infrared Non-Contact Temperature sensors’ OEM business worldwide, Bart’s imprint is on every aspect of the business, ensuring that Quality is infused throughout. He took some time out of his busy day to speak with us about Quality.

Question: What is quality for your company?

Exergen has five Golden Rules that help us infuse Quality in everything we do. 1) 100 percent delivery performance; the on-time delivery. At Exergen we know how important reliable, on-time delivery is for our customers, because they are depending on our solution for timely delivery of a product to their customers. We provide a 100 percent guarantee that we will deliver solutions within a time window that spans no greater than two days before or two after a jointly agreed upon delivery date.

EVENTS

BRIEF IMPRESSION PRESS CONFERENCE IN GERMANY

Time goes so fast. A brief impression of the AMA Press conference in Nuernberg, February 26, 2015: As a kick off the upcoming Test & Measurement Show in Nuernberg in May this year, AMA organized a press conference where companies could present their latest innovations. We had a window of only 2 minutes to present Exergen’s latest and greatest Sensoranics™ methods including the cone and air purge innovations. The presentation was in German and Thank God, Bart, our general manager is fluent in this language. Bart would not be Bart if he would not make the audience laugh. He was not only able to explain Exergen’s Sensoranics method but also elaborate on the cone and air purge release which was developed together with our strategic partner, Hewlett Packard Indigo.After the 120 seconds count down presentation, 25 journalists were able to have a face to face meeting with the particpants in a separate room. We were able to handle 5 interviews in the two hours given to us after the presentation. We spoke with Sensor Magazin, Produktion, Inspekt and two freelancers before heading home again and starting the 400 miles drive home. In total we drove up and down over 800 miles, were in the car for 13 hours BUT each minute was worth the quality interviews we had with the specialized sensor media journalists invited by AMA. Thank you AMA for setting this up. It has been a long time ago that we attended such an interesting and worthwhile press conference.