Madison NJ USA
Sigma-Nip, from Sensor Products, is a new electronic nip analysis system which measures roller profiles and diagnoses roll alignment. Sigma-Nip consists of a chain of sensor elements and Windows based software. The new sensors have been improved to withstand repeated high pressures and temperatures as well as routine exposure to grease and solvents. When placed between two contacting rollers, the sensors capture data and ultimately record and assimilate nip width readings on a laptop while it is being viewed. Adjustments to rollers are made in real time while the sensors are in the closed, non-rotating nip.