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Valmet IQ Web Caliper

Contacting caliper sensor

IQ Web Caliper

• Low contact pressure


- Controlled by the sensor head
- down to 0.2 kPa
• Floating coil and button
- Tolerance of dirt and impacts
• Grooved button design
- Low contacting area with good aerodynamics
• Button shock absorber
- Air relief valve reduces button bouncing
• Hudles improve button aerodynamics
- Prevents air entering into the button nip
IQ Web Caliper or IQ Optical Caliper ?
IQ Optical Caliper
– High speed machines (> 1500 m/min)
– Thickness range < 650 um
– Re-cycled fibers
– Applications and grades
Ÿ Coated printing paper grades
Ÿ Improved newsprint
Ÿ SC grades (supercalandered)
Ÿ Copy paper, Release paper

IQ Web Caliper
– Low speed machines
– Board applications
– Lower cost / price
– When dirt build-up and stickies are not the issue

Measuring paper thickness….


Floating (optionaly fixed)
magnetic reluctance sensor
(1 exitation coil +
2 measuring coils)

Paper web

Air Pressure
0.2 - 5 kPa Moving ferromagnetic pad.
(No electrical connections)
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IQ Web CaliperPressure
mechanical
reducer
structure
6 bar filtered supply
Vacuum
I/P-converter

Pressure controller (PI)


0,2...5 kPa,
same setpoint as in SH

Paper web

Passive button

Pressure relief valve


I/P-converter
Pressure controller (PI)
Pressure reducer
0,2...5 kPa

Vacuum
6 bar filtered supply

Double floating structure

Floating coil

Floating button
Air hurdles

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Relief valve works as ‘shock absorber’

When dirt on sheet hits the button:


• Without the relief valve, the button
Button Height (um)

bounces (red curve)


• With the relief valve, the settling is
smooth and relatively slow (green
curve)

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Time after impact (ms)

Without Relief Valve With Relief Valve

IQ Web Caliper signal processing

VDIFF FILTER

A/D QMS
mP
VDIFF IQBus THICKNESS STD= SLOPE
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VREF VREF CURVE ZERO COMP. OFFSET
FILTER

A/D

Coil
feed

Paper web

Passive button

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IQ Web Caliper – Button selection

IQ Web Caliper - Typical buttons

TF

Board

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IQ Web Caliper – TF-button installation

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Replacing the floating button

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Typical button setup

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IQ Web Caliper Overview display

Calibration
curve
Pressure
(kPa),
stdz & meas Thickness
value
in stdz

Head
positions

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IQ Web Caliper Basic data display

Stdz
check
limits
Thickness
curve
Calibration
routine

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IQ Web Caliper sensor

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Air scan compensation profile

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Frw/Rev averaging

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Spike suppression

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Replacing the fixed coil head (older version)

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Source head

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Source head

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IQ Web Caliper spare parts

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