Fully automated production offers numerous advantages: faster fabrication, better quality and transparent processes. The FISCHERSCOPE® MMS® Automation can lay the basis for automated quality control in a wide range of applications.
The MMS Automation is Fischer‘s latest solution for inline or post-process controlling of coating thickness and conductivity. Due to its modular design, it can be tailored to fulfill the requirements of the measurement task at hand.
There are five modules available, all offering different measurement approaches. The PERMASCOPE® module, for example, combines two methods in one: the magnetic inductive and the eddy-current. This makes it ideal not only for measuring electrically insulating coatings (like paints) on any common metal, but also for testing galvanic layers on copper, aluminum or steel.
In addition to this universal module, there are also specialized solutions. The SR-SCOPE, for example, is designed expressly for the electronics industry. It relies on the micro-resistance method to measure the thickness of individual copper layers on multilayer printed circuit boards.
The measuring system was conceived for continuous operation in production environments. The base unit can be mounted in control cabinets on standard DIN rails. It, in turn, is connected to the various modules – which are mounted near the measuring station – via robust cables that are suitable for drag chains. All elements of the system are EMC tested, which guarantees failure-free operation in industrial settings.
- Modular measuring system for coating thickness and conductivity
- Can be fully remote controlled
- Module and probe are mounted directly on the robot (shielded against environmental influences)
- Connection of module and basic unit via a drag chain cable (up to 30 m)
- Communication with control units like a PLC via an RS-232 interface
- Electrically insulating coating on different metals, eg paint on steel or aluminum
- Non-magnetizable coatings on ferrous metals, like zinc, copper or chromium on steel
- Electroplated nickel coatings on non-ferrous metals and insulating base materials
- Thickness measurement of individual copper layers on multilayer printed circuit boards
- Identification of non-ferrous metals using their electrical conductivity