High-speed waveform acquisition is key to terahertz imaging

Pulsed terahertz imaging can provide a wide array of information about a sample. Whether it is the thickness of particular layers, the presence of an internal void, detection of a specific gas, or the density distribution in a layer of foam, a pulsed terahertz image can provide valuable information.  Although it generates a 3-D dataset, with information on both the surface and the internal structure, one of…Read More

TeraMetrix™ Displays New Products for the Non-Destructive Testing Market at ECNDT

The TeraMetrix division of Luna will be announcing two new products for the non-destructive testing (NDT) market at ECNDT in Gothenburg, Sweden (http://www.ecndt2018.com).  The products will be displayed in the booth of Baugh and Weedon NDE, http://www.bw-nde.com (Booth #:  C04:01). Both the pulsed terahertz SPG (Single Point Gauge) and the LSG (Line Scan Gauge) will be available for demonstration.  These handheld terahertz sensors are easy…Read More

TeraMetrix™ multilayer thickness measurement featured at NPE®

While our last post was about our participation in a very focused event concentrating on thin wall packaging, we are now announcing that we will be participating in one of the major plastic industry events. NPE® is a “must-attend” event for a wide array of people from across the plastics supply chain and the end user market.  Held every other year in Orlando, NPE is…Read More

Come see our multilayer online demonstration at Thin Wall Packaging

One of the valuable uses of pulsed terahertz technology is the measurement of multiple layers with a single sensor.  By measuring the time delay between the reflections from each layer, and knowing the speed of light, we can accurately determine the thickness of each layer. For multilayer products where the barrier is EVOH, it is critical that the layer be as thin as possible without…Read More

The TeraMetrix T-Ray® 5000 Series Intelligent Terahertz Control Unit

The TeraMetrix™ T-Ray® 5000 time-domain terahertz control unit (TCU) is the most capable and best-selling terahertz instrumentation platform to implement industrial process monitoring, non-destructive evaluation, quality control, and spectroscopy applications. Every TeraMetrix instrumentation configuration consists of a T-Ray 5000 TCU controlling one or more terahertz sensor or scanner accessories.  Available sensors and scanner accessories include: T-Gauge® – Industrial Process Monitoring and Control – multi-layer non-woven sheet…Read More

Come see the TeraMetrix division of Luna at Foam Expo

From 6 to 8 March 2018 we will be exhibiting at the Foam Expo in Novi, MI.  As North America’s leading exhibition and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain, it brings together manufacturers, buyers, products and services for the entire foam manufacturing industry. The TeraMetrixTM T-Ray® 5000 online sensor is the only single sensor that can measure thickness and density simultaneously. Coupled with…Read More

Picometrix® finds its new home as the TeraMetrix™ division of Luna

Picometrix® is a name synonymous with state of the art terahertz systems.  With release of the first commercially available terahertz system in 2000, Picometrix established itself as the world leader in fiber coupled terahertz.  Now with a 4th generation product on the market, and our world leading position in industrial process control, we are changing our name.  Under the same leadership and technical team, we…Read More

Luna’s TeraMetrix division is featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Plastics Engineering

The pulsed terahertz systems made by our TeraMetrix division (formerly Picometrix) have been deployed into more than 30 industrial plants manufacturing plastic products.  Terahertz gauges can make multiple measurements simultaneously and provide higher precision than other methods.  Most often, the terahertz gauge is used to measure the thickness of each layer of a multilayer product, but it can also detect the delamination between those layers….Read More