Machine Manufacturing

UL Certifies Advanced Photonix T-Gauge

November 13, 2013

The system is capable of measuring physical properties of products, such as multi-layer thickness, basis weight, moisture content, subsurface defects, and delamination.

ANN ARBOR, MI /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Photonix Inc., a leading supplier of terahertz systems to industry, announced that it has received full certification from Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to use the UL listing mark for the T-Gauge system. Along with the UL listing, the company also received an internationally recognized CB Test Certificate. This is the "first and only Terahertz system in the world to receive the UL listing mark."

The newest product in the API T-Ray family, the T-Gauge system, is robust, fast, and easy to implement. The T-Gauge system can be used in industrial settings for online process and quality control. The system is capable of measuring physical properties of products such as multi-layer thickness, basis weight, moisture content, subsurface defect detection, and delamination detection. Our innovative instruments are nondestructive, noncontact, safe and designed to increase productivity, accuracy, and reduce material usage.

"This is a major milestone for API and our customers," said API CEO Richard Kurtz. "With the UL Mark, we are raising the bar on industrial terahertz systems to a new level. This instills confidence in the durability, reliability, and safety of our T-Gauge system. Our CE approval is still pending, but we expect to receive that approval before the end of this calendar year. We look forward to greater acceptance of our nondestructive quality control systems through the strength of our UL certification."

About Advanced Photonix
Advanced Photonix Inc. is a leading supplier of optoelectronic sensors, devices, and instruments used by the test and measurement, process control, medical, telecommunication, and homeland security markets. The company has three product lines: Optosolutions focuses on enabling manufacturers to measure physical properties, including temperature, particular counting, color, and fluorescence for medical, homeland security and process control applications. The Terahertz sensor product line targets process control to enable quality control, and security markets through nondestructive testing. The T-Gauge sensor can measure subsurface physical properties, like multi-layers thicknesses, density, moisture content, anomaly detection and some chemical features, online and in real time. High-speed optical receiver products are used by the telecommunication market in both telecommunication equipment and in test and measurement equipment used in the manufacturing of telecommunication equipment.

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