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Press Temperature & Gas Pressure

CONTILOG running measurements through the length of your continuous press

Optimize your pressing process by measuring the development of gas pressure and the mat temperature in any position within your press. The ContiLog is a wireless sensor that measures the mat conditions and records them while the board runs through the hot press. Influences from upstream processes or product parameters on the pressing process can be immediately detected.

Optimize your pressing process by measuring the development of gas pressure and mat temperature in any position within your press. The CONTILOG is a sensor that records the gas pressure and temperature during hot pressing of the panel board.

The temperature measurement provides information on the curing of the resin in the mat and enables you to optimize the press program for your individual recipes. Reach a core layer temperature of 100 °C as soon as possible! Delaminations can be minimized by improving the degasification from the mat center.

Immediately detect the effects of optimization measures on the quality of your products. The effects of changes in surface or core layer moisture, glue structure, particle size, raw density and other parameters can be immediately checked. Even the influence by surface spraying, preheating systems, transport speeds and other upstream processes quickly become apparent. Reduce the start-up time of your press by checking the heat transfer to the core layer of your products in any position.


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Press Temperature & Gas Pressure Measurment System — CONTILOG with wireless tablet PC and data loggers in a carriing case.Press Temperature & Gas Pressure Measurment System — CONTILOG with wireless tablet PC and data loggers in a carriing case.

Press Temperature & Gas Pressure Measurement Principle

Control the data loggers intuitively using a tablet PC with touch technology. The tablet PC can be used for both CONTILOG and EASYLOG data loggers.

A wireless sensor is placed in a wood based mat and runs through the hot press where it measures gas pressure and temperature. After leaving the press, the measured data is wirelessly read out with the tablet PC. The data can be transferred to a PC for evaluation using a USB stick.

The Measuring Procedure

  • Place the data logger in the core layer of the wood based mat
  • Mark the data logger's position on the mat edge
  • Synchronise start of measurement at press inlet
  • The data logger continuously measures gas pressure and temperature while running through the hot press
  • Synchronize end of measurment at press outlet
  • Wireless read the data out of the data logger
Quality control is following the temperature and gas pressure sensor through the press.Quality control is following the temperature and gas pressure sensor through the press.

This test places samples into a 60°C heated chamber and air is pumped through at a rate of 60 liters per hour. The air is routed to water bubblers and formaldehyde released from the sample is dissolved into the water. These water samples are tested every hour using a spectrophotometer to determine the amount of formaldehyde emitted from the sample.

The GA 5000 system is operated by an intuitive touch panel display. To ensure correct and repeatable tests, the device uses modern digital components to monitor flow rate, temperature, and pressure. These components provide a more detailed display and verification of the operating parameters. Hourly averages for flow, temperature and pressure are automatically calculated for each test run and presented in a table after completion of the test.

Tablet PC for wireless connection to data logger.Tablet PC for wireless connection to data logger.

Press Temp & Gas Pressure Measurement Features & Benifits

    Features
  • Gas pressure and temperature can be measured in any position within the press
  • Exact measurment of the mat's core layer
  • Many meassurements at the same time
  • Easy and safe handling
  • Wireless data transfer
  • Information available quickly
    Benifits
  • Data on resin hardening within the mat
  • Shorter start-up times
  • Preparation of new recipes in record time
  • Minimization of delaminations
  • Detect upstream process influnce results
  • Measurement of the effects of product changes
  • wood based panels conditioning phase monitoring