Radiation Measurement and Control Techniques Utilized by Suppliers to the Automotive Industry 620123
The automotive industry demands high quality products at minimum cost from its suppliers. Through utilization of beta-radiation thickness gages, materials used by the industry can be processed at mass production operating speeds while maintaining quality. The system consists of a radioisotope source to emit beta particles, detector to detect radiation, and a means of presenting detected radiation on a visual indicator. In the tire industry use of beta-gage allows measurement of coated tire fabric to within 1% of actual weight during production. By use of radiation measurement and control techniques, similar product uniformity can be achieved by plastics, metals, and paper industries. American industry realizes savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through use of beta-radiation techniques.