Equitech International manufactures robust process analyzers that measure and control color and chemical applications. Equitech’s rugged and compact UV-vis spectrophotometer complements a wide variety of fiber optic probes to allow a practical measurement solution (in process and real-time) for many manufacturing processes. With unique and exclusive contact measurement solutions, Equitech can measure a variety of liquid, slurry, powder and gas applications.
The spectrophotometer design uses a dual-beam technology that delivers lab instrument quality for use directly in industrial processes. Applications include polymer compounding; paint and ink mixing and milling; chemical consistency, concentration and contamination analysis; film thickness, and much more.
This measurement allows for early detection of off-spec product, aiding correction and enhancing process control — thus reducing scrap, saving energy and lowering material cost. Enhanced quality control ensures our customer’s customer receives the right product every time.
When you make the product right the first time, you reduce production costs and you send good product out the door.
Augusta, GA — Equitech Int’l will present examples of our ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy capabilities in Booth # S32088 at the National Plastics Exhibition trade show on March 2015 in Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Our team including scientists and engineers from Augusta and Berlin will be on hand to greet you and show you solutions we provide using our colorimetry, spectrophotometry, and optics capabilities. They will share application data specific to improved efficiency and value through early detection that prevents errors via process monitoring and continuous quality control.
The instrument and different optical probes will be on display that provide solutions for a range of applications, covering both transparent and opaque materials. Areas of expertise are applications for: polymers (extrusion), with an emphasis on working with recycled materials. Recycled material adds a particular challenge due to the variation of product characteristics including color and contamination. PET, PP, PS and PE are the most common recycled polymers we measure and control. Equitech’s Online Color Spectrophotometer system allows processors to constantly measure the molten polymer prior to the die. This measurement can accurately predict final color numbers (in L* a* b*) and other color spaces.
Alarm capabilities provide the tool operator with the data resources needed to segregate off-spec material. With the use of color measurement as feedback to a control system, closed loop control can be achieved to effectively dose brighteners (TiO2) and pigments. This eliminates the need for color lab checks to bring your process into control.
The online color feedback will also give insight to optimal screw configuration, screw speed and residence time. Frequency of the measurements enables enhancements to feeder performance and dosing consistency. Color changes can also be realized real time. With cutting-edge technology, Equitech provides you the in-line, real-time monitoring systems that make your manufacturing process’s quality control as cost-effective and efficient as possible.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Lewis Baylor
Dr. Andreas Berghaus
November 1, 2014
Equitech Int’l Board of Directors has authorized management to undertake a private placement offering to raise a maximum of $3 million in exchange for common shares. Primary purpose for this raise is to expand marketing and sales capabilities, restructure a portion the company’s debt obligations and provide working capital for on-going operations. Financially qualified shareholders who wish to review this offering should contact the company to receive a registered copy of the PPM.
Donald Skelton, Chairman
Ron Floyd, President
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