The carpet industry is a multi-billion dollar business. It includes manufacturers of woven, needlefelt, knotted, tufted, and other products. Like other industries, in order to remain competitive, carpet makers need to employ the right technologies, resources, and processes to maximize productivity, produce high-quality products, and minimize waste.
A key approach to making this happen is the ability for manufacturers to accurately control the length and speed of their products during processing operations.

Mechanical methods pose real problems

Many carpet manufacturers still use mechanical methods, such as contact wheel encoders or pulses off the drive, to measure length and speed of product. But these contact methods present numerous problems due to slippage, calibration, mechanical failure, drive tension, etc. The result is length and speed inaccuracies that cost you in additional manual labor, material scrap, frequent maintenance, and downtime.

LaserSpeed delivers length and speed accuracy with substantial savings

The LaserSpeed non-contact encoder uses laser technology to optically and directly measure the length and speed of your product with better than ±0.03% accuracy, 0.02% repeatability. It is a direct replacement for mechanical contact encoders and is easy to install and use. In a short period of time, you’ll realize the benefits of higher measurement accuracy -- reduced scrap, increased productivity, and a fast payback in savings. Install LaserSpeed today.

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