Measurement of Mark Distances

Repeat Length Measurement – highly precise at maximum speed

The purpose of pattern repeat length measurement is to shorten the running-in process and to achieve permanently correct mark distances. When product elasticities and machine drives have to be matched, and when mark distances must be in a tolerance range defined by the customer, the printers and process engineers are demanded. Without tools and relying just on feeling, the adjustment work can be time-consuming and wasteful. … Whether measurement for documentation purposes, from process monitoring to process control, the laser-encoder based pattern repeat-length measurement systems μSPEED-RL are non-contact and consistantly accurate measurement solutions.

Typical imprinted measurement materials:

  • Paper, Cardboard, Tissue, …
  • Film, foil, plastic packaging
  • Textiles, carpets, nonwoven, fabric
  • Webs, sheets, foils of metal
  • Cable, wire, rope
  • Profiles, tubes, strands

Typical machines with measurement problems:

  • Printing machines
  • Web printing machines
  • Rewinder
  • Doctor Roller
  • Inkjet printers
  • Laser marking systems

Application Examples

Repeat Length
Measurement System

Monitoring of the pattern repeat lengths is crucial for a printer. Tension of the machines and the stretchability of ...

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Length & Speed Measurement Systems

  • Non-contact length and speed measurement, optically by laser
  • Length and speed free of slippage, maintenance-free, permanently calibrated and accurately measured
  • The Laser-Encoder replaces tactile measurement via impeller, wheel, measurement roller, or machine drive
  • Measurement of agitated surfaces via laser-doppler surface velocimeter

ELOVIS Services

ELOVIS offers the following services in the field of pattern repeat length measurement:

  • Advice on mark distance measurement
  • Measurement and calibration services
  • Assistance in finding system malfunctions
  • OEM sensor developments in the field of pattern repeat length measurement

Always available for you:
Bernd Engelsdorf


Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

T +49 721 933823-0
F +49 721 933823-23

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